The following articles were produced based upon research supported by the Institute for Asian American Studies.
Gambling behavior of ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese college students in the United States
Carolyn Wong and Hsin-Ching Wu
Young adults as well as people from immigrant and racial-ethnic minority backgrounds can be at risk for problem gambling. In this study, developed and conducted by IAAS, 653 college students at a public university were surveyed about their gambling behavior. The main goal was to investigate gambling problems and risk for problem gambling among Chinese and Vietnamese American college students with comparative data for Black, Latino, and white students collected as well. The findings are intended to assist in the development of effective preventative education, screening and treatment programs.
International Gambling Studies, DOI: 10.1080/14459795.2019.1646779
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Visualizing Air Pollution: Communication of Environmental Health Information in a Chinese Immigrant Community
Carolyn Wong, Hsin-Ching Wu, Ekaterina G. Cleary, Allison P. Patton, Alan Xie, Georges Grinstein, Susan Koch-Weser and Doug Brugge
Carolyn Wong, Research Associate at IAAS, lead a team of researchers from UMass Boston, UMass Lowell, and Tufts University who studied the role of computer visualization in promoting health literacy on the toxic effects of highway pollution in Boston Chinatown. This article focuses on the intergenerational learning sessions which involved high school youth and adults recruited from English as a Second language classes and a community workshop.
Journal of Health Communication, DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2019.1597949
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Making Air Pollution Visible: A Tool for Promoting Environmental Health Literacy
E.G. Cleary, A.P. Patton, H.C. Wu, A. Xie, J. Stubblefield, W. Mass, G. Grinstein, S. Koch-Weser, D. Brugge, and C. Wong
Carolyn Wong, Research Associate at IAAS, lead a team of researchers from UMass Boston, UMass Lowell, and Tufts University who studied the role of computer visualization in promoting health literacy on the toxic effects of highway pollution in Boston Chinatown. The team developed a computer-based map available in Chinese and English and is a prototype that can be adapted for the purpose of educating community members across a range of socioeconomic contexts.
JMIR Public Health and Surveillance 2017;3(2):e16
Human Papillomavirus: A Qualitative Study of Korean American Female College Students' Attitudes toward Vaccination
Minjin Kim, Haeok Lee, Peter Kiang, and Deogwoon Kim
HPV vaccines have the potential to reduce the high rates of Korean American cervical cancer in women, but this population has limited knowledge about BPV and the vaccine. Culturally and linguistically education programs need to be developed and implemented to promote HPV vaccination for young Korean American women MinJin Kim was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Asian American Studies.
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017; 21(5), E239–E247