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Asians and Pacific islanders in US need greater prominence in research

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 07 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2495
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 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 …

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