ADAPT, a collaboration of Tufts and seven Chinatown community partners, is sponsoring an Asian health symposium on Thursday, April 3rd.  Download the flyer.  Some highlights are below

  • At 9:15 a.m., there will be a keynote address by Dr. Chau Trinh-Shevrin who is the Director of the Center for the Study of Asian American Health at New York University.  Her talk “Advancing Asian American Health Research and Health Equity: Context, Progress, and Lessons Learned” will both provide a national perspective on Asian health and also speak about the importance of engaging the community in research collaborations. 
  • At 10:15 a.m. Doug Brugge, PhD, Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Lydia Lowe, Executive Director of the Chinese Progressive Association will give a talk “Traffic Pollution in Chinatown: From Research to Action.”  This is a talk about the CAFEH (Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure for Health) project, a large scale community-based participatory research project in Chinatown that is looking at the impact of highway pollution on cardiovascular health.  
  • At 11 a.m. there will be small group break-out sessions on building academic-community research collaborations.   
  • 12 p.m. Lunch and networking. 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Feel free to bring colleagues.

Please register so we can get an appropriate head count for food.  You can register at:



Carolyn L. Rubin, EdD, MA

Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Community Navigator and Associate Director, Aligning Researchers with Communities for Health, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute

800 Washington Street, Box 345

Boston, MA 02111

617-636-8611 (phone)

617-636-8351 (fax)


Cite the NIH CTSA grant any time you use Tufts CTSI resources, services, and facilities: UL1 TR001064