Online Program

Data Disaggregation and Revealing Significant Health Patterns in Asian and/or Pacific Islander American Populations

Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community is diverse with regard to social context, language, culture and ethnic origin. Further, growth and size of the API population varies widely by ethnic origin. API populations that may be smaller in size present challenges to representative sampling with significant implications for epidemiologic, experimental and population-based health research. Such aggregate categories as "Asian" or "API" mask important differences in risk factors for disease and disease prevalence. This session highlights the importance of and innovative strategies for disaggregating data for our diverse API populations in order to better understand the unique epidemiology of some of the leading causes of mortality in the API community.
Session Objectives: Assess health needs of smaller Asian American sub-populations Compare and contrast breast cancer diagnosis among Pacific Islander women in California and Hawaii Discuss community-based data collection to augment HBV prevalence estimates in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities in Philadelphia
Arnab Mukherjea, DrPH, MPH

Health needs of emerging smaller Asian American sub-populations   
Rebecca Park, Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH, Catlin Rideout, MPH, Nida Ashraf, MD, Charity Hung, Yousra Yusuf, MPH, Nadia Islam, PhD and Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH
Developing and Administering a Health Survey in the Asian Indian Community in Houston   
Beverly Gor, EdD, RD, LD, Deborah Banerjee, PhD, Lovell Jones, PhD, Rashmi Dongardive, DrPH, M.P.H, Sohini Dhar, BDS MPH, V.K. Dorai, PhD, MS, MBA, BE and Mala Pande, PhD, MPH, MBBS
State level variations in the diagnosis of breast cancer among Pacific Islander women in California and Hawaii   
Sela Panapasa, PhD, James W. McNally, PhD, David R. Williams, PhD, MPH and Willie Underwood, MD, MS, MPH
Using Community-Based Data Collection to Augment HBV Prevalence Estimates in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities in Philadelphia   
Chari Cohen, DrPH, MPH, Kuan-Lung Daniel Chen, MPH, CPH, Pavitri Dwivedi, MPH, Joan Block, RN, BSN and A.a. Evans, ScD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)