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 2022 Gastric Cancer Summit on November 3rd and November 4th, 2022. This multi-disciplinary Summit brought together physicians, researchers, policy makers, 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 resulted 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) collaborate 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 resulted from the media briefing:

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

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

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

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

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 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 | AMTV: 亚太裔美国人健康研究资金不足面临严峻挑战

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

NBC News Article: How structural medical racism perpetuates Asian American cancer disparities

June 7, 2022 | NBC News released an article on the harms of aggregated data and underrepresentation in research on cancer outcomes for Asian American populations.

Dr. Moon Chen tells NBC “there’s a conspicuous omission of Asian Americans in clinical trials and scholarship funding is a reflection of institutional racism."

This article highlights the story of Susan Shinagawa and the urgent need to address institutional and medical racism against Asian Americans.

“It’s really an institutional bias against Asians, partly from this lingering racism from the get-go," Susan Shinagawa states. "Our problems never make the headlines."

Read the full article here

IPS Article: 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.”

Read the full article here

Washington Post Article: 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.”

Read the full article here

Stanford Global Health Seed Grant: Solutions-Oriented Research to Improve Asian Health and Healthcare

CARE is excited to co-fund the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health "solutions-oriented research to improve Asian health and healthcare" Stanford Global Health Seed Grant!
Global health research takes many forms at Stanford University, and we are here to support it in all its forms and collaborations. Apply now for a Stanford Global Health Seed Grant at this link!

Health Affairs Article: Systematic Issues in Data Collection contributes to Asian Stereotypes and Health Disparities

Feb 2022 | Health Affairs recently published an article titled "The Mutually Reinforcing Cycle Of Poor Data Quality And Racialized Stereotypes That Shapes Asian American Health." This article discusses the systematic issues in the data collection process that contribute to the model minority, healthy immigrant effect, and perpetual foreigner Asian stereotypes found in both the scientific community and general society. The authors detail how this affects bias and health disparities faced by the Asian community and recommendations that can potentially address these issues.

Check out the full article here to learn more!

Open Postdoctoral Position, faculty mentor Dr. Latha Palaniappan

CARE is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral position with a PhD degree in biostatistics, statistics or related field and at least 3 years of experience. The postdoc will work closely with Dr. Latha Palaniappan to conduct research in Asian and Asian-American health.

To learn more about the position, please click here.

Inaugural CARE Annual Report

CARE is pleased to present the inaugural Stanford CARE Annual Report (2018-2021) on the developments and impacts of the Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) at Stanford University. Through your generous support, CARE has made significant headway in increasing research, education, and community building in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) health, as well as in educating patients, providers, and the community on health disparities within the AANHPI community.

It has been an incredibly busy and fulfilling inaugural chapter for CARE. Each and every one of us at CARE is grateful and appreciative of your time, effort, support, and counsel on CARE’s journey to equitable health care for the Asian and Asian American community. Thank you, the past three years would not have been possible without you. As CARE scales to the next chapter of growth, your pivotal support is defining new possibilities in our shared mission. Together, we look forward to ending Asian health disparities and transforming the health of AANHPI communities everywhere.

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. 

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 After Cancer Caring Blog Post - Caregiving during COVID

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.

Interview Featuring Dr. Latha Palaniappan on Public Health and Tech in The Economic Times of India

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

To check out the full interview, please click here.

Resilience: A Medical Journey

Jan 26, 2021 | IndianRaga in collaboraton with Harvard medical students Maheetha Bharadwaj and Dipal Nagda and choreographer Swathi Jaisankar have come together to create a deeply moving narrative medicine piece featuring Bharatanatyam dance. The project is titled "Resilience: A Medical Journey" and powerfully portrays the journey of a patient though a cancer diagnosis.

To watch the full performance and interviews, please click here.

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.

Check out the full article here to learn more!

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 the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The article discusses the experiences of AANHPI populations, contextualizes pertinent statistics, and suggests next steps to take on the pathway to health equity.
Check out the full text here to read more!

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. Read their op-ed here.

Dr. Ann Hsing Chairs NIH/NHLBI Workshop on AsA & NHPI Health

Apr 1, 2021 | CARE Co-Director of China, Singapore, and Taiwan Outreach Dr. Ann Hsing chaired a March 30-April 1 workshop on Identifying Research Opportunities for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health. The workshop was organized by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), in partnership with eight other NIH institutes. Thank you for your leadership, Dr. Hsing! Read a summary of the workshop here.

In the Florida Keys, a Chance Encounter and a Shark Named Rohan 

Aug 2, 2021 | CARE 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... read the article here to find out why!

Celebrating Asian Grandmothers Concert Covered by Stanford Daily

May 23, 2021 | The Stanford Daily covered the 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. Read the article here. If you missed the concert, watch the Zoom recording here.

Supporting Indian and other South Asians facing COVID-19 and other serious illnesses

July 13, 2021 | In this July 13 letter to the editor published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Dr. Ranak Trivedi (left) and Dr. Karl Lorenz argue for culturally tailored care for South Asians managing serious illnesses and provide recommendations. Thank you both for your advocacy! 

South Asian Ancestry Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

July 12, 2021 | 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. Read the full article here.

Congratulations, Dr. Joo Ha Hwang!

Jan 4, 2021 | ResearchMD interviewed 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

Congratulations again Dr. Hwang and thank you for your work!

史大舉辦專題音樂會 向亞裔女性表達敬意

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。

Stanford International COVID-19 Conference Covered by KCBS Radio

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. 

史丹福大學舉辦研討會 多國專家分享抗疫經驗

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


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。

斯坦福医学院论坛 探讨新冠疫情教训与未来


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

Nov 17, 2021 | 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

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。

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

Oct 18, 2020 | "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

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

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

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, Trivedi said.

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

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.