Asians and Pacific islanders in US need greater prominence in researchBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2495 (Published 07 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2495
- Bob Roehr
- 1Washington, DC
US researchers have called for Asian and Pacific islander groups in the United States to feature more prominently in research to help tackle health disparities.
A May theme issue of the American Journal of Public Health hopes to provide a research cornerstone for policies and practices concerning Asians and Pacific islanders in the US. It was released at a 6 May news conference in Washington, DC.
These groups “are inevitably represented as dots, dashes, and stars due to the small number of cases in any given study,” said Sela Panapasa, a native of Hawaii and a social researcher at the University of Michigan. She …