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The Washington Post: ‘Asian glow’ from alcohol isn’t just a discomfort. It’s a severe warning.

August 15, 2023 | CARE Co-Director of China, Singapore, and Taiwan Outreach, Dr. Che-Hong Chen, is featured in a recent article by The Washington Post. The article delves into groundbreaking research on the "Asian glow" phenomenon and its potential link to cancer risk.  

The Troubling Impacts of Language Barriers in Healthcare Access

July 21, 2023 | The Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) collaborated with Ethnic Media Services for a media briefing titled “The Troubling Impacts of Language Barriers in Healthcare Access.” This briefing aimed to present the latest data on the healthcare experiences of non-English-speaking patients, uncover the underlying obstacles that impede their access to care, and explore potential solutions to eliminate barriers and enhance their health outcomes.

Below is the news coverage resulting from the media briefing:

July 31, 2023 | CaribPress:  Can Not Speaking English Kill You?

July 31, 2023 | Indian Currents: Where Are My Mother’s Teeth? Language Barriers Limit Seniors’ Access To Healthcare

July 28, 2023 | India Post: The Troubling Impacts of Language Barriers in Healthcare Access

July 28, 2023 | La Raza Del Noroeste: ¿Puede matarte el no hablar inglés?

July 28, 2023 | Hola Texas:¿Puede matarte el no hablar inglés?

July 28, 2023 | Kiosko News: LA ENFERMEDAD: No HABLAR INGLES

July 27, 2023 | Philippine News: Can Not Speaking English Kill You?

July 27, 2023 | Siliconeer:Language Diversity Constructs Healthcare Barriers

July 26, 2023 | AsAmNews: Can Not Speaking English Kill You?

July 26, 2023 | New Orleans Agenda: Can Not Speaking English Kill You?

July 26, 2023 | La Campana Nashville's Spanish Newspaper: Saber hablar Inglés puede salvarte la vida

July 25, 2023 | The Los Angeles Post: Can Not Speaking English Kill You?

July 24, 2023 | Phoenix Satellite Television:美國超過1400萬人缺乏基本英語能力 導致醫療照護受限

July 24, 2023 | The Immigrant Magazine: Breaking Barriers: Addressing Language Barriers in Healthcare Access for Non-English-Speaking Patients

July 24, 2023 | Viet Bao Louisville: Overcoming Language Barriers: The Healthcare Challenges Faced by Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese Immigrants

July 24, 2023 | Boston Organe: 族裔媒體協會會議再申論語言障礙造成的醫療護理差距

July 24, 2023 | Kyocharo: 미국 내 비영어권 인구층, 언어장벽으로 인해 기본적인 의료서비스 접근도 어려워

July 24, 2023 | Peninsula 360: Language barriers put the health of people in the US at risk.

July 23, 2023 | World Journal: 移民語言不通就醫困難 專家籲政府增加醫療翻譯服務

July 22, 2023 | LA Opinion: Entre menos inglés hablan los hispanos, menos acceso a la salud, dice estudio

July 22, 2023 |  Nguoi Viet Daily News: Rào cản ngôn ngữ khiến nhiều người Mỹ chưa được chăm sóc y tế tốt

July 22, 2023 | OSM! Online Magazine: Interpretation access, digital tech to bridge gap on language-based inequity in US health care

July 21, 2023 | Century Tribune: 令人不安的語言影響 - 獲得醫療保健的障礙

July 21, 2023 | GDTV Ch. 31.4: 少数族裔语言障碍导致医疗资源分配不均

July 21, 2023 | GREAT DREAMS RADIO:The Troubling Impacts of Language Barriers in Healthcare Access

July 21, 2023 | Cafe Con Leche: The Troubling Impacts of Language Barriers in Healthcare Access

July 21, 2023  | All America Chinese Youth Federation: 少数族裔的语言能力不足成为获得医疗保健的障碍

July 21, 2023  | Al Enteshar: الآثار المقلقة للحواجز اللغوية في الوصول إلى الرعاية الصحية

July 21, 2023 | AMTV: 美国面临非英语患者增长带来医疗保健方面的挑战

July 21, 2023 | Susan YX Li Multimedia Inc:语言障碍影响到医疗保健的获取


Headstart: Doctor Julieta Gabiola on making healthcare accessible to Filipinos | ANC

July 24, 2023 | Stanford CARE's Director of Philippines Outreach, Dr. Julieta Gabiola, discussed her remarkable project, "ABC's for Global Health, " which is making a positive impact on Filipino lives by enhancing healthcare and education through the ANC Network.

Talking with Henrietta: The Truth about the Model MinorityMyth

June 26, 2023 | Stanford CARE Co-founder, Dr. Bryant Lin and our esteemed CARE faculty members, Dr. Rona Hu, Dr. Ranak Trivedi, and Dr. Robert Huang, recently appeared on "Talking with Henrietta" to tackle a thought-provoking topic: the truth about the model minority.

For decades, the term " Model Minority" has been used to describe Asian Americans in the U.S. Join these four Asian American Stanford University professors, who are also medical doctors, as they engage in a captivating discussion on whether this label accurately portrays Asian Americans or if it's merely a myth. They delve into the ramifications that the term "Model Minority" has on the Asian American community, exploring its accuracy and the ensuing pros and cons.

Virtual Panel Discussion: What Does It Mean to Be Asian in America? From Missing Data to Misrepresentation

May 16, 2023 | The Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education, in collaboration with the Stanford Asian Staff Forum and the Asian American Journalist Association in San Francisco, hosted a virtual panel discussion titled "What Does It Mean to Be Asian in America? From Missing Data to Misrepresentation." The purpose of the discussion was to address the challenges faced by Asians in America, including the impact of stereotypes and issues of identity. The panel also explored how these disparities have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic and discussed potential solutions and actions that should be taken to address these issues.

Please find below a list of media coverage from the event:

May 17 2023  | SingTao Daily: 歧視亞裔成風氣 共同發聲謀改變

May 17 2023  | Ethnic Media Services: The Invisibility of Asians in America

May 18 2023  | Sino Vision: 斯坦福论坛关注亚裔生存困境 学者:担心历史重演

May 19 2023  | Palo Alto Weekly: Stanford University panel examines what it means to be Asian in America

May 20 2023 | World Journal: 史大研討會 聚焦亞裔美國人

May 21 2023 | Mountain View Voice: Stanford University panel examines what it means to be Asian in America

Hybrid Documentary Movie Screening: "Try Harder!" and Discussion on Engaging Asian American Youth and Their Families in Quality Mental Health Services

May 10, 2023 | The Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education, in collaboration with the Stanford Health Library and the American Medical Women's Association, hosted a documentary movie screening of "Try Harder!" followed by a panel discussion titled "Engaging Asian American Youth and Their Families in Quality Mental Health Services." The event aimed to delve into the reasons behind the lack of engagement in mental health services among Asian American youth and their families, as well as explore strategies to enhance their participation in treatment.

Please find below a list of media coverage from the event:

May 12 2023  | SingTao Daily: 名校情節造成精神壓力 亞裔學生心理健康堪憂

May 13 2023 | World Journal: 史大播放「學生唔易做」聚焦亞裔學生心理建設


Stanford Medicine Scope: Researchers team with CDC to expand adult hepatitis B testing

April 3, 2023 | Asian Liver Center at Stanford University and Prevention Policy Modeling Lab have collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recommend hepatitis B screening for all U.S. adults. Chronic hepatitis B infection is the leading cause of liver cancer and cirrhosis and is a "silent killer" with no symptoms in many cases. The researchers estimate that a one-time hepatitis B screening would prevent additional cases of liver cancer, cirrhosis, and HBV-related deaths for every 100,000 adults compared to current screening and treatment rates. Let's work together to eliminate the stigma of testing and encourage routine screening alerts to electronic health records. Every American should know their hepatitis B status to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Stanford Medicine 90 Seconds with Lisa Kim: Are you alcohol intolerant?

February 8, 2023 | CARE Co-Director of China, Singapore, and Taiwan Outreach Dr. Che-Hong Chen discusses about the harmful effects of alcohol intolerance. About 1 third of people of East Asian descent have a genetic variant that leads to “Asian glow”, a distinctive red flushing that appears after drinking alcohol. But the variant causes more harm than you may think.

Stanford Medicine Scope: Cheers to…No Alcohol Day

January 25, 2023 | CARE’s Co-Director of China, Singapore, and Taiwan Outreach, Dr. Che-Hong Chen discusses people of East Asian descent are more likely to carry a DNA mutation that hinders alcohol metabolism. This can increase the risk of oral and esophageal cancer. Dr. Chen also shares ways to mitigate the risks for a healthier more conscious quality of life.



Stanford Medicine Magazine: Keeping Breast Cancer Secret

January 23, 2023 | CARE’s Director of Caregiving and Social Systems, Dr. Ranak Trivedi discusses how stigma may prompt those with breast cancer to delay care or avoid seeking support from a community that is otherwise traditionally all-embracing.

Ranak Trivedi, PhD, specializes in understanding how social, cultural and interpersonal factors impact outcomes for chronically ill people.


Stanford Medicine Scope: Stomach Cancer Hits Asian Populations Harder

December 16, 2022 | CARE’s Director of Strategy, Dr. Joo Ha Hwang, discusses the disparities that exist in gastric cancer. He emphasizes his research findings indicating Asian American populations are at a particularly high risk for gastric cancer. 


Stanford 2022 Gastric Cancer Summit

November 3 and November 4 , 2022 | The Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) and the Stanford Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology hosted the 2022 Gastric Cancer Summit on November 3rd and November 4th, 2022. This multi-disciplinary Summit brought together physicians, researchers, policymakers, public funders, patients, and advocacy groups from around the United States and the world for the common goal of improving cancer prevention and early detection.
Below is the news coverage resulting from the Summit:

November 3, 2022 | SinoVision: 斯坦福胃癌论坛 关注亚裔高风险人群

November 14, 2022 | World Journal: 亞裔健康護理遭遇不公 哈佛教授指醫學領域存隱形歧視

November 14, 2022 | World Journal: 胃癌宣傳月點出亞裔是高危人群 社區缺乏降低風險意識


Disaggregating AAPI Health Data—Key to Combating Health Disparities

September 16, 2022 | Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) collaborated with Ethnic Media Services on a media briefing titled “Disaggregating AAPI Health Data—Key to Combating Health Disparities” to discuss the importance of data disaggregation and inclusion of AANHPI patients in medical research and its importance to reduce health disparities and combat systemic racism.

Below is the news coverage resulting from the media briefing:

October 2022  | Khabar: Indian American and other AAPI communities are at increased health risk due to disaggregated data

October 9, 2022 | Hispanic L.A. : Importancia de desagregar datos de salud en comunidad AAPI  

October 9, 2022 | SinoVision: 专家呼吁对 AAPI 健康数据进行细分 

October 8, 2022 | Chinese L.A. Daily: 亞裔群體 缺乏醫療細分數據

October 8, 2022 | China Daily News: 亞裔群體 缺乏醫療細分數據

September 30, 2022 | Charming China: 美国亚太裔健康数据缺严重影响健康状况,倡导者敦促亚太裔医疗数据细分

September 30, 2022 | Te Lo Cuento News: La salud de los asiático-americanos: un asunto pendiente

September 29, 2022 | India Post: Disaggregating AAPI health data – key to combating health disparities

September 29, 2022 | Ing Productions: Salud de los asiático-americanos; un asunto pendiente

September 27, 2022 | 亚裔被定性为单一群体 医学专家认为需细分

September 26, 2022 | Neo Media: 聚焦少数族裔的健康问题

September 26, 2022 | Showbiz India: Disaggregating AAPI Data

September 25, 2022 | La Opinion : Falta de datos de salud desglosados de la comunidad asiática genera desigualdades en atención médica

September 24, 2022 | Chinese Biz Weekly:美国亚裔和太平洋岛民的健康状况分析

September 23, 2022 | Impulso: No somos un monolito dicen los asiáticos americanos, resaltando lo vital de la desagregación de los datos de salud para las minorías de color

September 22, 2022 | Asian Journal: Asian Americans Not a Monolith, Advocates Urge For Disaggregated Health Data

September 22, 2022 | Kiosko News: la falta de datos medicos especificos pone en riesgo la salud de los asia estadounidense

September 21, 2022 | LA Post: Asian Americans Are Not a Monolith, Say Advocates Urging for Disaggregated Health Data

September 21, 2022 | Slavic Sacramento: Особенности показателей здоровья американцев азиатского происхождения

September 21, 2022 | AsAmNews: Lack of data on Asian Americans puts their health at risk

September 21, 2022 | Grandmar Media: 细分亚太裔群体健康数据的重要性

September 21, 2022 | Zaman Amerika: Etnik kökenli toplumlardaki sağlık verileri endişelendirdi

September 21, 2022 | News Wave 25: 팬데믹 이후 한인 41%, 신체 공격 위협 느껴

September 21, 2022 | Ding Ding TV: Asian Americans Are Not a Monolith, Say Advocates Urging for Disaggregated Health Data By Sunita Sohrabji

September 20, 2022 | Peninsula 360 Press: Llaman a considerar a miembros de la comunidad AAPI en temas de salud

September 20, 2022 | Ethnic Media Services: Asian Americans Are Not a Monolith, Say Advocates Urging for Disaggregated Health Data

September 20, 2022 | Siliconeer: Disaggregating AAPI Health Data is Key to Combating Health Disparities

September 20, 2022 | Kyocharo: 아시아계 미국인에 대한 건강 연구 데이터, 여전히 부족한 상황

September 20, 2022 | Nguoi Viet: Y tế Hoa Kỳ không đủ nghiên cứu cho người Á Châu, gây thiếu công bằng

September 19, 2022 | The Immigrant Magazine: Disaggregating Asian Americans and Pacific Americans (AAPI) Health Data –Key to Combating Health Disparities

September 19, 2022 | Pacific FM: 亚太裔美国人健康研究资金不足面临严峻挑战

September 19, 2022 | Sino TV: 醫學種族偏見 國內亞裔長期面臨醫學研究不平等

September 19, 2022 | Amerikai Népszava: Az amerikai egészségügy nem veszi figyelembe az etnikai hátteret

September 17, 2022 | Faith 4: 스탠퍼드대학 아시안 건강센터 아시안 설문조사 발표, 팬데믹 이후 한인 41% “물리적 공격 위협 느껴

September 16, 2022 | All America Chinese Youth Federation: 分拆美国亚裔和太平洋岛民的的健康数据-是抗衡健康差距的关键

September 16, 2022 | Phoenix Satellite Television : 專家探討亞裔美國人健康差距議題

September 16, 2022 | AMTV: 亚太裔美国人健康研究资金不足面临严峻挑战

September 16, 2022 | US News Express: 分解AAPI健康数据--消除健康差异的关键

September 16, 2022 | Century Tribune: Disaggregating AAPI Health Data --Key to Combating Health Disparities

September 16, 2022 | Susan YX Li Multimedia Inc: 分拆美国亚裔和太平洋岛民的的健康数据是抗衡健康差距的关键

September, 16, 2022 | Al Enteshar: Disaggregating AAPI Health Data --Key to Combating Health Disparities

IPS News: With Violence on the Rise, Asian Americans Establish Support Groups for Help

Apr 28, 2022 | CARE’s Co-Founder and Co-Director, Dr. Bryant Lin was featured in IPS in an article discussing Asian Americans affected by anti-Asian sentiment and hate crimes.

Dr Bryant Lin, led a project that researched people’s perception of the relationship between COVID-19 and discrimination. They surveyed nearly 2,000 people across the country.

Lin explained the results of his study. “Chinese, Koreans, Japanese, and other Asian Pacific Islanders showed up to 3.9 times increased odds of self-reported racial discrimination due to COVID-19 and experienced nearly up to 5.4 times increased odds of concern for physical assault due to COVID-19.”

The Washington Post: A year after the Atlanta shootings, Asian women live in fear: ‘How are we going to stay safe?’

Mar 16, 2022 | CARE’s Director of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Rona Hu was featured in Washington post in an article discussing Anti-Asian hate a year after the Atlanta Shooting.

Rona Hu says she can’t handle the waves of news of attacks at once; she clips them out and reads them later when she is in the right mind-set.

The effect of this trauma can be far-reaching, Hu added. She advises her own patients that hearing about the violence is like dealing with grief — rolling through “outcry, denial, bargaining, depression, acceptance and action,” as well as “allowing other people around you to go through different stages.”

Palo Alto Online: Nonprofit Welcomes the Year of Tiger with Funraising Drive for CARE  

Jan 27, 2022 | While WizChinese won't hold its annual Lunar New Year festival in light of the recent omicron surge, the nonprofit still plans to spread cheer to usher in the Year of the Tiger.

The organization also is holding a fundraiser for the Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (Stanford CARE). People who donate $20 or more will be entered into a raffle for a handful of Stanford CARE mugs. Those who contribute $50-$99 will be gifted with a "delicious sauce" valued at $12. 

Verde Magazine: Local non-profit WizChinese host a Lunar New Year Fundraiser for CARE

Feb 5, 2022 | WizChinese is a local non-profit whose mission is to serve Chinese families in the greater Palo Alto community.

“Giving and receiving red envelopes is a big part of Lunar New Year celebration,” stated Lily Chiu, president of WizChinese. “We are hoping our community, especially the Chinese community, will participate in this fundraising event by giving a red envelope to support Asian Health Research.”

 “100% of the funds raised by the campaign will go to Stanford Asian Health Research and Education,” Chiu stated.

Stanford Medicine Blog: Caregiving during COVID: Stay connected with friends and family

Jan 2022 | CARE Faculty Member Dr. Ranak Trivedi has published a new blog post on the Stanford Medicine After Cancer Caring Blog. This post titled "Caregiving During COVID: Stay Connected with Friends and Family" gives insight into the "triple challenge of cancer, caregiving, and COVID" that cancer caregivers navigate. To read more about the experiences of cancer caregivers during the pandemic, please check out the blog here.

The Economic Times: Technologies are out there to transform the way doctors and patients interact to predict, prevent and treat more personally

Dec 28, 2021 | Dr. Latha Palaniappan, CARE's Co-Founder,  was featured in The Economic Times of India in an article discussing public health and the role of tech in healthcare!

Nature Article: Improving Diversity in Research

Oct 14, 2021 | Nature recently published an article co-authored by Dr. Latha Palaniappan on the need for diversity in research! Enrolling participants that represent the patient population is crucial to minimizing health disparities and achieving social equity.

JAMA Viewpoint: Healing and Health Equity for AANHPI Populations

Aug 17, 2021 | JAMA recently published a Viewpoint piece titled "Toward Healing and Health Equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Populations" co-authored by Dr. Howard Koh of CARE's global faculty.

The article discusses the experiences of AANHPI populations, contextualizes pertinent statistics, and suggests next steps to take on the pathway to health equity.

SF Chronicle op-ed: 'Comfort women,' from WWII to Andrew Cuomo

Aug 12, 2021 | In the wake of former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s resignation, Lillian Sing and Gitika Nalwa write about the erasure of WWII’s “comfort women” and the universal erasure of sexual assault victims. Sing was the first Asian-American female judge in Northern California and is presently co-chair of the “Comfort Women” Justice Coalition. She also sat on the CARE Celebrating Asian Grandmothers event's panel discussion. Nalwa is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley and a CARE research fellow.

Scroll. in: In the Florida Keys, a Chance Encounter and a Shark Named Rohan 

Aug 2, 2021 | CARE's co-founder Dr. Latha Palaniappan recently vacationed with her family out of Key West, Florida, returning with an unforgettable story about the power of medicine and education across all disciplines. Pictured is the captain of their catamaran along with Dr. Palaniappan's son Rohan, who now has a shark named after him...

Medscape Medical News: South Asian Ancestry Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

July 12, 2021 | CARE's Associate Director, Dr. Rajesh Dash, MD, PhD, was recently interviewed about a new study that found a link between South Asian Ancesty and an increased risk for heart disease. The associate professor, cardiologist, and director of the South Asian Translational Heart Initiative (SSATHI) Prevention Clinic and CardioClick Telemedicine Clinic at Stanford Health Care spoke about how medical professionals ought to move forward and address this disparity.

The Standford Daily: Stanford Medicine Stuck@Home Concert segment celebrates Asian grandmothers, youth activism

May 23, 2021 | The Stanford Daily covered May 20, 2021, Celebrating Asian Grandmothers Concert, the third installment of CARE's Stuck@Home Concert Series. The event featured video performances, followed by a panel of six Asian-American women. If you missed the concert, watch the Zoom recording here.

Sing Tao Daily: 史大舉辦專題音樂會 向亞裔女性表達敬意

May 22, 2021 | 史丹福大學(Stanford)亞裔健康研究教育中心20日舉辦音樂會,嘉許亞裔祖母,並圍繞幾代亞裔女性的成長經歷為主題,請加州財長馬世雲(Fiona Ma)和退休法官郭麗蓮(Lillian Sing)分享成長故事,討論針對亞太裔歧視和仇視的問題。

KCBS Radio: Stanford Conference Looks for Lessons from Pandemic Fight

May 17, 2021 | After more than a year fighting Covid-19, what lessons have we learned? As KCBS Radio's Keith Menconi reports Stanford University is hoping to answer that question through a virtual conference that drew together top medical experts from around the globe Friday. 

This clip features speakers organized by the Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford Center for Digital Health, and Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences. 

Sing Tao Daily: 史丹福大學舉辦研討會 多國專家分享抗疫經驗

May 16, 2021 | 湾区知名华文媒体星岛日报 SingtaoDaily SF 报道了斯坦福大学亚裔健康研究与教育中心的国际新冠疫情论坛,多国专家分享抗议经验

World Journal: 史丹福研討會:疫情彰顯社會不平等

May 16, 2021 | 华文媒体世界日报 舊金山世界日報 SF World Journal 近日报道了斯坦福大学亚裔健康研究与教育中心举办的2021年国际新冠疫研讨会,各国医学专家探讨因疫情而加剧的社会不平等问题。

Phoenixt TV: 斯坦福医学院论坛 探讨新冠疫情教训与未来

May 16, 2021 |Phoenixtv-us报道了斯坦福大学亚裔健康研究与教育中心的国际新冠疫情论坛,多国专家分享抗议经验

World Journal :斯坦福大学亚裔健康研究与教育中心联合创办人林彦峯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

Apr 12, 2021 | 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。

ResearchMD: Gastric Cancer Screening & Surveillance Strategies

Jan 4, 2021 | ResearchMD interviewed CARE's Director of Strategy, Dr. Hwang on Gastric Cancer Screening and Surveillance. Gastric cancer is rare, but not as rare as we think. This makes screening and surveilling patients at high risk extremely important, but with no current guidelines available on how to do so, what steps can we take to make a difference in gastric cancer outcomes? To find out, Dr. Peter Buch speaks with Dr. Joo Ha Hwang, a Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center who shares his insights on the early detection of gastrointestinal malignancies

Vice News : U.S. Caregivers Struggle With Coronavirus in More Ways Than One

Aug 10, 2020 | "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, CARE faculty member, Dr. Ranak Trivedi said.

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

CBS News: How Asian Americans are fighting bias and racism in 2020

Oct 8, 2020 | Congratulations to Dr. Nilay Shah on being featured in this critical CBS documentary on racism as a matter of public health! 

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

Jan 30, 2020 | 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.