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Friday, October 21 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
3a Health Care Disparities
Moderators
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Dr. Elisa Choi

Chairperson, Commonwealth of MA Asian American Commission (AAC)
Dr. Elisa Choi is the current Chairperson of the Commonwealth of MA Asian American Commission (AAC), and is the Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee of the AAC. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and practices both as an Internist and as an Infectious Disease, HIV, and Hepatitis infection specialist. Dr. Choi has a particular interest in healthcare disparities, and in providing culturally competent... Read More →

Speakers
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Catherine Ngo

Clinical Research Coordinator II, Massachusetts General Hospital
I work in the Disparities Research Unit with the Positive Minds – Strong Bodies study, a multisite randomized controlled trial designed to build community capacity to prevent physical and mental health disability among minority elders. My research interests include identifying and addressing barriers to accessing mental and physical health services, and collaborating with community groups serving the Chinese population to improve the use of... Read More →
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Ed Wang

President, National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
President of the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association that developed the national blue print for integrated care for AAPI, a member of the Advisory Council on Refugees and Immigrants of the Baker’s Administration and past recipient of the Asian American Commission’s Community Hero Award.  He was the first Asian American psychologist appointed to the National Advisory Council, SAMHSA, an advocate on... Read More →
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Paul Watanabe

Director, Institute for Asian American Studies
Paul Y. Watanabe is currently associate professor of political science and director of the Institute for Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Professor Watanabe is chair of the U.S. Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations; President of the Board of Directors of the Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund; a member of the Board of Directors of the American Civil... Read More →


Friday October 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:15pm
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