Dale Maglalang was honored as the College of Ethnic Studies Graduate Student Hood Recipient on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at the Graduate Student Recognition Ceremony and on Friday May 27, 2016 during Commencement at AT and T park. Maglalang was selected among distinguished graduate students in the College of Ethnic Studies and in the Asian American studies department.
Maglalang has excelled as a scholar, activist and advocate for health disparities in the Asian American community. His master's thesis – the first of its kind to explore the use of e-cigarettes among Asian American youth - is considered groundbreaking. Dale served as a research assistant with several AAS health research projects with professors Le and Yoo including a study examining unmet needs of Asian American cancer survivors, women of color breast cancer survivors and social support and an evaluation project on the SF Hep B Free program. As a graduate student, Dale also co-authored three peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Cancer Education, California Journal of Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine Report. In addition, Dale also served as a visiting scholar at the University of California, San Francisco, where he's part of a research team with the goal of preventing heart disease among Filipino Americans with Type 2 Diabetes.
In addition to his coursework, Maglalang works as an educational advisor helping low-income, first-generation and/or newcomer high school students determine the best pathway to higher education through the San Francisco College Access Center (SFCAC). He's been an active volunteer with Migrante, a grassroots organization defending the rights of Filipino workers in San Francisco's South of Market & Tenderloin districts, and with Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP).
Maglalang was awarded a four-year fellowship in the combined M.S.W./Ph.D. program in Social Work at Boston College School of Social Work, where he will begin studies in the fall.