Professor, Asian American Studies Department
Office: EP 412
1997 Year of first appointment in Asian American Studies
DrPH University of California at Berkeley, Public Health
MPH Yale University School of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health
BA University of California at Davis, Art Studio
211 Contemporary Asian Americans
370 Vietnamese in the United States
373 Vietnamese American Identities
591 Asian American Community Health Issues
875 Asian American Community Health Issues
Honors, Awards, and Grants
SFSU Public Research Institute RIMI Fellowship
SFSU Cesar Chavez Institute MRISP Fellowship
Special Populations Network Grant, National Cancer Institute
National Cancer Institute Grant
Henrik L. Blum Distinguish Social Action Award
UC Berkeley Block Grant and Southeast Asian Grant
Yale University Southeast Asian Grant
Current Community Involvement
Asian and Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network, National Advisory Council
NICOS Chinese Health Coalition, Community Connection Program
Current Campus Service
Academic Senate (2014 - 2017)
Academic Policy Committee
AAS Dept Hiring Committee
with Giang T. Nguyen, Zhi Pan, Dale Dagar Maglalang, Fidelia Butt, Roxanna Bautista, Mavis Nitta, and Frances K. Barg. "Unmet Needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander Cancer Survivors." Journal of Cancer Education (2015): 1-8.
with Yoo, Grace J., Anantha Sudhakar, and Ellen G. Levine. "Exploring Coping Strategies Among Young Asian American Women Breast Cancer Survivors." Journal of Cancer Education (2015): 1-8.
co-edited with Alan Y. Oda and Grace J. Yoo. Handbook of Asian American Health. New York: Springer Publishing.
with Tu-Uyen Nguyen. “Social and Cultural Influences on the Health of the Vietnamese American Population.” Handbook of Asian American Health. Ed. Grace J. Yoo, Mai Nhung Le, and Alan Y. Oda. New York: Springer Publishing. 87-101.
with Grace Yoo, Stephen Vong, Regina Lagman, and Amy Lam. “Cervical Cancer Screening: Attitudes and Behaviors of Young Asian American Women. Journal of Cancer Education 26.4 (2011): 740-746.
with Grace J. Yoo. “Asian American Community Health: Bringing Education and Service to the Community.” At 40: Asian American Studies @ San Francisco State. Ed. Jeffery Paul Chan, et al. San Francisco: AAS Department, San Francisco State University. 153-156.
with C.N. D'Onofrio and J.D. Roger. “HIV Risk Behaviors among Three Classes of Female Sex Workers in Vietnam.” Journal of Sex Research 36 (2009): 1-11.
with Minh-Hoa Ta. “The Vietnamese American Studies Center at San Francisco State University.” At 40: Asian American Studies @ San Francisco State. Ed. Jeffery Paul Chan, et al. San Francisco: AAS Department, San Francisco State University. 91-95.
with Grace Yoo and Heather Law. “Cardiovascular Disease in Asian Americans.” Encyclopedia of Obesity. Ed. K. Golson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publication.
with Grace Yoo.“Caregiver.” Encyclopedia of Global Health. Ed. J. Zhang and Golson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publication.
“Displaced Once More.” AsianWeek.
with T. Nemoto, M. Iwamoto, D. Colby, S. Witt, A. Pishori, D.T. Vinh, and L.T. Giang, L.T. HIV-Related Risk Behaviors among Female Sex Workers in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. AIDS Education and Prevention 20.5 (2008): 435-453.
with Grace Yoo, and Regina Lagman. Cervical Cancer Risk Factors among Korean American and Vietnamese American College Students. Final report for the AANCART Special Populations Network.
with T. Nemoto, M. Iwamoto, S. Wong, and D. Operario. “Social Factors Related to Risk for Violence and Sexually Transmitted Infections/HIV among Asian Massage Parlor Workers in San Francisco.” AIDS and Behaviors 8.4 (2004): 475-483.
with T. Nemoto, D. Operaio, M. Takanaka, and M. Iwamoto. “HIV Risk among Asian Women Working at Massage Parlors in San Francisco.” AIDS Education and Prevention 15.3 (2003): 245-256.
with D. Williams. “Social Factors and Knowledge of HIV/AIDS in Vietnam.” Society, Health, and Disease: Transcultural Perspectives. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.