CARE Faculty Featured in COVID-19 Q&A for Healthcare Professionals and Families in India Event

Congratulations to Dr. SV Mahadevan and Dr. Aruna Subramanian who are CARE faculty featured in the Stanford COVID-19 Q&A for Healthcare Professionals and Families in India Event.

The Division of Hospital Medicine and the Department of Medicine is hosting a live webinar on May 12th Wednesday 8-9pm PT with expert panelists at Stanford University to exchange knowledge about COVID-19 with anyone caring for covid-19 patients in India to address questions about management of COVID-19 and vaccines.

Job Announcement

Stanford University is looking to hire four tenure-line faculty who study the impact of race in STEM fields!

For more information on the position, please reference the description in the flyer.

If interested, please email applications to

How to Help India Amid the Covid Crisis

Donors around the world are giving money for meals, medical expenses, P.P.E. and oxygen tanks, among other essential supplies. Here’s how you can help.

India’s coronavirus crisis is the worst since the pandemic began, and it will probably worsen before it gets better.

「改善亞裔醫療環境」 林彥峯創辦史丹福亞洲健康中心

斯坦福大学亚裔健康研究与教育中心(CARE)联合创办人林彦峯(Bryant Lin)接受湾区世界日报采访,谈到中心致力于通过增加知识,增强教育能力并正面影响其临床护理来改善亚洲人的健康。在过去这些年中,中心同时开展多场国际学术论坛。培养了超过100位学生,批准了超过20项种子研究计划。

Congratulations, Dr. Julieta Gabiola!

Congratulations Dr. Julieta Gabiola, recipient the 2021 Center for Asian Health Research and Education Award! In recognition of major contributions to Asian Health, we applaud Dr. Gabiola for her outstanding community health work in the Philippines, where her non-profit organization "ABCs for Global Health" provides continual access to quality healthcare in underserved areas. Through community-based outreach, research, mentorship, and technological innovation, Dr. Gabiola has made tremendous strides in improving chronic, non-communicable disease outcomes through mobile clinics, telemedicine programs, and community health education.

Congratulations, Dr. Rona Hu!

Rona J. Hu, MD is an Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Stanford University School of Medicine and Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry.  She was Medical Director of the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit at Stanford Hospital for 20 years, and founded the Stanford Mental Health for Asians Research and Treatment (SMHART) clinic, part of Stanford’s Diversity Coalition.  She cares for patients one to one, but also stresses the importance of engaging the community and popular media in programs such as CHIPAO (Communication Health Interactives for Parents of Adolescents and Others), "The Manic Monologues", and Netflix series "13 Reasons Why".  Dr. Hu is the 2021 recipient for the annual American Psychiatric Association Award from the estate of the late Kun-Po Soo, established in 1987 and given annually for advancing the mental health of Asian Americans.

Stanford receives foundational gift for Asian American Activities Center

"A generous gift to the Asian American Activities Center will strengthen support for Stanford’s growing and increasingly diverse Asian and Asian American community. Siblings Will Hsu, ’98, and Angie Hsu, ’96, MA ’96, have established the Scott J.J. Hsu Directorship Fund for the Asian American Activities Center. This endowment will provide permanent funding for resources that help Asian and Asian American students thrive at Stanford, and support programs that build a community of students, faculty, staff and alumni that fosters greater awareness and understanding of the Asian experience in America."

Congratulations, Dr. Ann Hsing!

"During this year of unprecedented global disease and distress, it is more important than ever to proactively improve and sustain well-being for people around the world. While this year has been challenging, the WELL team has done all we can to adapt and redouble our efforts. In the U.S. and China, we launched a longitudinal COVID-19 study with our WELL community to understand the impact of the pandemic and its requisite social isolation, and deepened our ties with the WELL community through continual support and communications. We also published novel research, participated in new collaborations, launched our online WELL Global Study, advanced our research in Thailand, China, and Singapore, and conducted several pilot studies to set the stage for bigger studies to come."

CARE Faculty Professor Ying Lu Named AAAS Fellow 

Congratulations to our CARE Faculty Professor Ying Lu on being named a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)! Dr. Lu is recognized for his distinguished contributions to the advancement of statistics in medical and biomedical research, particularly for the quality control and risk prediction associated with medical diagnosis.

Dr. Lu was among six researchers from Stanford and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory named AAAS Fellow in recognition of their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”

AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. The tradition of AAAS fellows began in 1874. New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin to commemorate their election. 

Asian Americans in San Francisco are dying at alarming rates from COVID-19: Racism is to blame

"COVID-19 is killing Asian Americans in the Bay Area. In this six-part series, USA TODAY investigates how systemic racism is driving high death rates."

How Asian Americans are fighting bias and racism in 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Nilay Shah on being featured in this critical CBS documentary on racism as a matter of public health! 

CARE Faculty Featured on the HealthChangers Podcast

Congratulations, Dr. Ranak Trivedi! Dr. Trivedi was recently featured on the HealthChangers Podcast for her stupendous caregiving work, with a particular focus on her project with South Asian families managing breast cancer.


Congratulations, Dr. Palaniappan!

Congratulations to our CARE Co-Founder and Co-Director, Dr. Latha Palaniappan, on her recent election to the Board of the Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club (SAPAAC)! Through Dr. P's diverse background and talents, we are eager to strengthen CARE's ties to the SAPAAC to advance the health of Asians everywhere.

Summer Speaker Series: Hidden Struggles of API Mental Health

Thursday, August 27, 2020

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Pacific Time)

Congratulations to Dr. Shashank Joshi who is featured in an upcoming panel "Hidden Struggles of API Mental Health.” The program will shed light on the unique challenges our community faces in addressing mental health issues, including the devastating impact of the pandemic.

CARE Faculty on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

"If caregivers are no longer able to provide for their loved ones—due to the virus or otherwise—the consequences may be dire. Since minorities, immigrants, and women are more likely to be caregivers, the populations already most vulnerable would face the greatest risk, Trivedi said.

'If there’s any time we’ve recognized the value of these folks,” she added, 'it’s now.'"

ENLIGTHEN Study Published!

We are thrilled to announce the publication of Dr. Gabiola and Dr. Palaniappan's article, entitled "The EffectiveNess of LIfestyle with Diet and Physical Activity Education ProGram Among Prehypertensives and Stage 1 HyperTENsives in an Urban Community Setting (ENLIGHTEN) Study." The article will be published in the Journal of Community Health.

CARE Global Faculty Selected for Young Investigator Award from the American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin

Nilay Shah, MD, MPH was awarded the 2020 Dr. Madhukar Deshmukh Young Investigator Award from the American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin, for his project "Ischemic Heart Disease Mortality in Asian Indians by Nativity in the United States, 2003-2017." 


Can face masks fend off coronavirus? For LA's Chinese communities, it's a cultural disconnect

Many in the Chinese community in the Los Angeles area are wearing face masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus, despite public health officials warning the masks offer minimal protection. Bryant Lin, clinical associate professor of medicine and co-director of the Center for Asian Health Research and Education, explains the cultural phenomenon.

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