Current Projects:


1. Reducing Workplace Chemical Exposures in Nail Salon Workers using an Owner-to-Worker Intervention
2. A Patient-Centered Intervention to Increase Screening of Hepatitis B and C among Asian Americans
3. Health Literacy Systems in the Safety Net: Lessons from Complex Care Management
4. Small Media Interventions to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening among Chinese Americans
5. San Francisco Cancer Initiative Liver Cancer Task Force 
6. A Family-Focused Intervention for Asian American Male Smokers
7. Understanding barriers to colorectal cancer screening in South Asians
8. Mailed FIT Program to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening in the San Francisco Safety-Net System

 

Past Projects:

1. Reducing Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening in Vietnamese Americans
2. Incidence of Sudden Neurological Death
3. Partnerships in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander
4. The Chinese Community Internet Stop Smoking Project
5. A Family Intervention to Reduce Smoking among Chinese and Vietnamese Men
6. Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA)
7. Developing a Smokefree Intervention for Chinese Smokers and Nonsmokers
8. The Immigrant Experience and Breast Cancer Risk in Asians
9. Practice-based Intervention for Vietnamese & Korean Patients
10. Lay Health Workers and Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Chinese Americans
11. The Gastrointestinal Microbiome in Ulcerative Colitis
12. Comprehensive Autopsy Characterization of Sudden Cardiac Death
13. Identifying Barriers to Colorectal Screening Among South AsianImmigrant Population in the San Francisco Bay Area
14. Filipinos Fit and Trim Weight Loss for Diabetes Prevention Program
15. Pilipino Americans Weight Loss Program to Prevent Heart Disease
16. Effectiveness of a school-based weight management program for overweight and obese students with mild intellectual disability
17. Translating Cancer Genetics for the Safety Net Setting
18 . A Family-Based Approach To Reduce Smoking in Vietnamese Men 


Title: Reducing Workplace Chemical Exposures in Nail Salon Workers using an Owner-to-Worker Intervention
Funding Agency: NIEHS
Funding Dates: 9/1/2012-5/31/2017
Principal Investigator: Thu Quach (ARCH Co-Investigators Tung Nguyen, Janice Tsoh)
Abstract: The goal of this study is to conduct an owner-to-worker education intervention using Vietnamese American nail salon owners to train their workers in ways to reduce workplace chemical exposures. The primary outcome is reduction in ambient air levels of solvents.

 
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Title: A Patient-Centered Intervention to Increase Screening of Hepatitis B and C among Asian Americans
Funding Agency: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Funding Dates: 8/1/2013 - 7/31/2017
Principal Investigator: Tung Nguyen (ARCH Co-Investigators: Mandana Khalili, Urmimala Sarkar, Janice Tsoh)
Abstract: The goal of this study is to develop a mobile application in English, Chinese, and Vietnamese with a video doctor delivering messages promoting screening for viral hepatitis and to test the application’s efficacy in a randomized controlled trial.

 
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Title: Health Literacy Systems in the Safety Net: Lessons from Complex Care Management

Funding Agency: NINR
Funding Dates: 9/26/2014 - 7/31/2018
Principal Investigator: Nancy Burke (ARCH Co-Investigators Irene Yen, Janet Shim)
Abstract: The goals of this project are to advance a contextual understanding of HL systems; help define and construct measures for organizational health literacy and improve understanding of the relationship between organizational health literacy and patient engagement.


Title: Small Media Interventions to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening among Chinese Americans    
Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Funding Dates: 9/30/2016 – 9/29/2018
Principal Investigator: Tung Nguyen
Abstract: This study tests the efficacy of print materials and website in increasing colorectal cancer screening among Chinese American patients in 3 healthcare systems.
 
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Title: San Francisco Cancer Initiative Liver Cancer Task Force 
Funding Agency: UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Funding Dates: 4/1/2016-3/30/2019
Principal Investigator: Tung Nguyen
Abstract: This Task Force aims to reduce the burden of liver cancer in the diverse populations of San Francisco through community, clinical, and policy efforts addressing screening and management of hepatitis B and C, liver cancer screening among those at risk, and access to clinical trials for liver cancer patients. http://www.sfcancer.org/liver-cancer
 
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Title: A Family-Focused Intervention for Asian American Male Smokers
Funding Agency: NIH/ National Institute on Drug Abuse
Funding Dates: 9/1/2014-5/31/2019
Principal Investigator: Janice Tsoh (ARCH Co-Investigators Tung Nguyen, Nancy Burke, Angela Sun, Steve McPhee, Bang Nguyen)
Abstract: This 5-year project evaluates the efficacy of a family-focused intervention in promoting smoking cessation in Chinese and Vietnamese male smokers using a 2-arm cluster randomized controlled trial with assessments at baseline, 6, and 12 months targeting 360 smoker-family dyads.

 
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Title: Understanding barriers to colorectal cancer screening in South Asians

Funding Agency: CDC
Funding Dates:
Principal Investigator: Ma Somsouk (ARCH Co-Investigators Susan Ivey, Scarlett Lin Gomez, Windston Tseng, Arnab Mukherjea)
Abstract: We'll be doing a mixed methods project to understand low rates of colorectal screening in South Asians. The project will also have an advisory board that includes a number of other researchers and community based organizations.

 
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Title: Mailed FIT Program to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening in the San Francisco Safety-Net System
Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Funding Dates: 10/01/14 - 9/30/19
Principal Investigator:  Ma Somsouk
Abstract: The goal is to develop a centralized panel management health delivery model to implement a mailed fecal immunochemical test outreach program to improve the rate of colorectal cancer screening along with other health maintenance activities such as mammography and vaccination.

 
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Past Projects:

1. Reducing Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening in Vietnamese Americans
2. Incidence of Sudden Neurological Death
3. Partnerships in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander
4. The Chinese Community Internet Stop Smoking Project
5. A Family Intervention to Reduce Smoking among Chinese and Vietnamese Men
6. Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA)
7. Developing a Smokefree Intervention for Chinese Smokers and Nonsmokers
8. The Immigrant Experience and Breast Cancer Risk in Asians
9. Practice-based Intervention for Vietnamese & Korean Patients
10. Lay Health Workers and Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Chinese Americans
11. The Gastrointestinal Microbiome in Ulcerative Colitis


Title: Reducing Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening in Vietnamese Americans
Funding Agency: NIH/NCI
Funding Dates: 4/01/2008 – 3/31/2013
Principal Investigator: Bang Nguyen (ARCH Co-Investigators Stephen J. McPhee, Tung Nguyen)
Abstract: The goal is to demonstrate the effectiveness of Lay Health Workers and community-based participatory research processes in addressing colorectal cancer screening rates among Vietnamese Americans.

 
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Title: Incidence of Sudden Neurological Death
Funding Agency: NIH/NCATS
Funding Dates: 07/01/12­06/30/13
Principal Investigator: Anthony Kim (ARCH Co-Investigator Zian Tseng)
Abstract: The goal of this study is to systematically evaluate the incidence of acute neurologic causes of death in a consecutive and comprehensive series of WHO-criteria sudden cardiac death cases within a well-defined multi-ethnic geographic study base.

 
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Title: Partnerships in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander Comparative Effectiveness Community Health Applied Research Network (PACE CHARN)
Funding Agency: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
Funding Dates: September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2013
Principal Investigator: Rosy Chang Weir (AAPCHO)
Abstract: The purpose of the project is to build capacity and infrastructure for conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research at community health centers serving Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islander patients. AAPCHO is one of four networks within the Community Health Applied Research Network (CHARN), a national network of CHCs and universities formed in 2010 that seeks to build capacity by building a national safety net data warehouse to conduct Patient-Centered Outcomes Research. AAPCHO and its member health centers bring CBPR methods expertise, racial/ethnic diversity, and cultural and linguistic sensitivity to the work of the larger national network.
Please visit http://www.kpchr.org/CHARN for further info.

 
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Title: The Chinese Community Internet Stop Smoking Project
Funding Agency: Tobacco Related Disease Research Program
Funding Dates: 7/01/2011 – 9/30/2013
Principal Investigator: Angela Sun (Community PI), Janice Tsoh (Academic PI)
Abstract: The goal of the proposed research project is establish a community-academic partnership to build accessible and sustainable online self-help resources to promote smoking cessation among Chinese smokers in the U.S. and globally.
 
 
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Title: A Family Intervention to Reduce Smoking among Chinese and Vietnamese Men
Funding Agency: NIH/NIDA
Funding Dates: 3/01/2011 – 2/28/2014
Principal Investigator: Janice Tsoh (ARCH Co-Investigators Nancy Burke, Stephen J. McPhee, Tung Nguyen,)
Abstract: The goal of the proposed research project is a proof-of-concept to examine the feasibility and acceptability of a family intervention using lay health worker outreach to involve both smokers and their family members in promoting smoking cessation in the Chinese and Vietnamese populations.
 
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Title: Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA)
Funding Agency: NIH/NHLBI
Funding Dates: 4/1/2010 - 3/31/2014
Principal Investigator: Alka Kanaya
Abstract: The project is a prospective cohort study of a community-based sample of 900 South Asians without clinical cardiovascular disease between the ages of 40 and 79 being sampled from two clinical sites, to investigate the relationship of traditional and novel cardiac risk factors with subclinical cardiovascular disease and the progression of disease.

 
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Title: Developing a Smokefree Intervention for Chinese Smokers and Nonsmokers
Funding Agency: American Cancer Society
Funding Dates: 7/1/10-6/30/14
Principal Investigator: Elisa Tong

 
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Title: The Immigrant Experience and Breast Cancer Risk in Asians
Funding Agency: California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP)
Funding Dates: 8/2011-7/2014
Principal Investigator: Scarlett Lin Gomez (ARCH Co-Investigators Thu Quach, Asian Pacific Islander Health Forum, Asian Health Services)

 
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Title: Practice-based Intervention for Vietnamese & Korean Patients
Funding Agency: California TRDRP
Funding Dates: 8/1/2012-7/31/2014
Principal Investigators: Susan Huang (Asian Health Services) (ARCH Co-Investigators Thu Quach, Tung Nguyen, Janice Tsoh)
Abstract: The purpose of the pilot study is to develop a more streamlined culturally competent smoking cessation intervention with Vietnamese and Korean patients that can be integrated into the clinic visit.

 
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Title: Lay Health Workers and Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Chinese Americans
Funding Agency: NIH/NCI
Funding Dates: 9/01/2009-7/31/2014
Principal Investigators: Tung Nguyen (ARCH Co-Investigators Adam Burke, Stephen J. McPhee, Rena Pasick, Janice Tsoh, Jun Wang NICOS Chinese Health Coalition)
Abstract: The goal is to study the effectiveness of Lay Health Workers (LHWs) to promote colorectal cancer screening among Chinese Americans, the mechanisms by which LHWs work, and the role that traditional healers may play.

 
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Title: The Gastrointestinal Microbiome in Ulcerative Colitis
Funding Agency: BROAD Foundation
Funding Dates: 2012-2014
Principal Investigator: Uma Mahadevan
Abstract: First generation immigrants from South Asia with ulcerative colitis will complete an extensive dietary and environmental questionnaire and then provide a stool sample for microbiome testing along with a saliva sample for genetic analysis. They will be compared with non-IBD controls who are from the same household or are relatives living in the US.

 
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Title: Comprehensive Autopsy Characterization of Sudden Cardiac Death
Funding Agency: NIH/NHLBI
Funding Dates: 8/1/10 ­ 6/30/15
Principal Investigator: Zian Tseng
Abstract: This study uses comprehensive autopsy evaluation of all consecutive Citywide incident sudden cardiac deaths (SCDs) and a random sample of accidental trauma controls over a 3-year period to determine the contemporary rates of SCD and arrhythmic sudden death and its risk factors in a diverse community (san Francisco).

 
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Title: Identifying Barriers to Colorectal Screening Among South Asian Immigrant Population in the San Francisco Bay Area
Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention   
Funding Dates: 10/01/14 - 9/30/15
Principal Investigator: Ma Somsouk
Abstract:The goal is to address current knowledge gaps about barriers and facilitators to appropriate screening for colorectal cancer among the growing South Asian American population, and to develop targeted messages and outreach approaches.

 
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Title: Filipinos Fit and Trim Weight Loss for Diabetes Prevention Program
Funding Agency: NIDDK, NIH
Funding Dates: 3/15/2014 – 2/29/2016
Principal Investigator:  Melinda S. Bender and Yoshimi Fukuoka
Abstract: This is a 6-month randomized controlled trial lifestyle intervention including social networking promoting weight loss through physical activity and healthy eating to reduce risks for type 2 diabetes in Filipino Americans adults  not been diagnosed with diabetes.

 
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Title: Pilipino Americans Weight Loss Program to Prevent Heart Disease
Funding Agency: American Heart Association
Funding Dates: 7/1/2014 – 6/30/2016
Principal Investigator:  Melinda S. Bender
Abstract: This is a 6-month randomized controlled trial lifestyle intervention promoting weight loss through physical activity and healthy eating to reduce metabolic syndrome and subsequent heart disease in Filipino American adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and taking Metformin.

 
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Title: Effectiveness of a school-based weight management program for overweight and obese students with mild intellectual disability
Funding Agency: Hong Kong Research Grant Council
Funding Dates: 9/1/2014 - 8/31/2016
Principal Investigator: Regina Lee (Co-Inv Jyu-Lin Chen)
Abstract: This is a randomized controlled trial to examine the effectiveness of school-based childhood obesity prevention program for children with intellectual disability in Hong Kong.

 
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Title: Translating Cancer Genetics for the Safety Net Setting
Funding Agency:Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Funding Dates:7/01/2012 – 6/30/2016
Principal Investigator:Galen Joseph (ARCH Co-Investigators Rena Pasick)
Abstract:The overall goal of the study is to elucidate the strengths and limitations of current cancer genetic counseling communication practices and to develop communication strategies that foster effective genetic counselors’ communication with public hospital/clinic patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish and English.

 
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Title: A Family-Based Approach To Reduce Smoking in Vietnamese Men
Funding Agency: Tobacco Related Disease Research Program
Funding Dates:
 8/01/2013 – 7/31/2016
Principal Investigator: Janice Tsoh (ARCH Co-Investigators: Nancy Burke, Stephen J. McPhee, Tung Nguyen, Bang Nguyen)
Abstract: The goal of the proposed research project is to conduct a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of the newly developed family-based intervention using lay health worker outreach to promote smoking cessation among Vietnamese American men.

 
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