Symposium slides (PDF)


Would you like an opportunity for community-building, networking, and learning about research to address Asian health disparities? Mark your calendar for the 3rd Annual Asian Health Symposium: From Collecting Data to Collective Impact. 

This exciting event, free and open to all, is hosted by the Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations Through Translational Research (ADAPT) Program and will include:

  • A panel discussion on the importance of collecting disaggregated and local data.
  • An exploratory session on using the Collective Impact approach for creating a roadmap for Asian community health.
  • Group discussions about health priorities for Asian communities in Chinatown and across Greater Boston.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Download the event flyer here (PDF).


Tuesday, December 6, 8:30AM-1:30PM
Tufts Center for Medical Education, Room 114
145 Harrison Avenue, Boston


  • 8:30AM: Breakfast and registration
  • 9:00AM: Welcome and opening remarks
    • Carolyn Rubin, ADAPT Director, Tufts CTSI
    • Michael Wagner, President and CEO, Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children
    • Alice Rushforth, Executive Director, Tufts CTSI
    • Giles Li, Executive Director, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
  • 9:45AM: Plenary Panel: Addressing Asian Health Disparities – Why Collecting Disaggregated Data Matters
    • (moderator) Aviva Must, Morton A. Madoff Professor of Public Health and Chair, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
    • (panelist) Carolyn Wong, Research Associate, Institute of Asian American Studies, UMass Boston
    • (panelist) Susan Koch-Weser, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
    • (panelist) Eugene Welch, Executive Director, South Cove Community Health Center
    • (panelist) Sherry Dong, Director of Community Health Improvement Programs, Tufts Medical Center
    • (respondent panelist) Tackey Chan, State Representative, Second Norfolk District, MA; Asian American Legislative Caucus
    • (respondent panelist) Ramani Sripada, Co-Chair, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy – Boston Chapter
    • (respondent panelist) Monica Valdes Lupi, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission
  • 11:00AM: Break
  • 11:15AM: What is Collective Impact? Creating a Roadmap for Achieving Asian Health
  • 12:15PM: Lunch and group discussions on Asian health priorities
  • 1:00PM: Report-back and closing remarks
    • Carolyn Rubin, ADAPT Director, Tufts CTSI

Presenting Organizations


Please register here to attend.