Addressing Health Disparities in Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer Through Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Data

Addressing Health Disparities in Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer Through Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Data

As part of Love Data Week, we welcome Dr. Grace Ma from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s Center for Asian Health (CAH). Dr. Ma, along with Drs. Lin Zhu and Yin Tan, will discuss their Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) project on addressing health disparities in Hepatitis B and liver cancer. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and liver cancer disproportionately affect Asian Americans and other medically underserved minority populations in the US. Barriers to information and healthcare services for HBV and liver cancer prevention, screening, monitoring and treatment exist on multiple levels: individual, community, healthcare system, and societal/structural.   

The presenters will talk about using data from their Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to understand the gaps in HBV and liver cancer and address the multilevel barriers through culturally-tailored behavioral interventions in Asian American communities. Dr. Ma will also discuss the challenges and successes in data collection in health disparities populations, including those with limited English proficiency and in low-income neighborhoods.  

The event will be moderated by Will Dean, Research and Data Services Librarian at the Ginsburg Health Sciences Library. A Q&A session will follow the panel presentation.

About the Center for Asian Health  

The Center for Asian Health (CAH) is part of Temple University's Lewis Katz School of Medicine. Established in 2000, the Center is one of the first in the nation dedicated to reducing cancer and health disparities among diverse Asian Americans (funded by NIH/NCI). The Center's mission is to reduce health disparities and improve health equity among underserved Asian Pacific Americans and other diverse health disparity populations through research, education/training/mentorship, community outreach and engagement, dissemination and implementation science, as well as patient navigation and clinical support for enhancing culturally and linguistically appropriate health care. 

In addition to this program, we will be hosting a number of Love Data Week workshops —visit for more. 

This program will be presented via Zoom. On the day of the program, use this link to join:

Our programs are geared toward a general audience and are open to all, including Temple students, faculty, staff, alumni, neighbors, and friends. Registration is encouraged.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
1:00pm - 2:30pm
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