MolES Event Registration

March 29, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Please fill out the form below to register for our upcoming special seminar that will feature Dr. David Takeuchi and Dr. Jane Lee from UW’s School of Social Work. The event will be a moderated discussion between the faculty that tackles the rise in anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) sentiments in the US, the recent shooting in Atlanta and the increase in hate-crimes, as well as how to foster ally-ship among our UW communities. The seminar will be hosted on Zoom and the link will be sent out in a separate email. This event will be recorded and sent to attendees after it has taken place. If you are not able to attend, please register anyway if you would like to receive the recording.

About the speakers:

Dr. Lee's program of research focuses on reducing health disparities among racial/ethnic and immigrant populations. She studies the unique role of migration-related processes in shaping health behaviors and identifies novel approaches to reach and engage immigrant groups. Her current work aims to reduce HIV-related disparities among immigrants who are at high-risk for HIV with specific attention to increasing HIV testing and linkage to care. The long-term goal is to develop effective, evidence-based interventions to decrease risk behaviors and health disparities among immigrant communities.

Dr. Takeuchi, a sociologist whose research focuses on health and help-seeking among racial, ethnic and immigrant populations, is associate dean for faculty excellence. In this position, he identifies ways for faculty, researchers, and doctoral students to establish new research programs, enhance career trajectories and uncover new scholarship opportunities. As a researcher, Dr. Takeuchi helped lay the foundations for the study of ethnic minority mental health and has written extensively on issues related to health disparities in society.  He has broad experience in research design, sampling strategies for diverse populations, and data analyses using a variety of statistical methods, and is a strong proponent for developing interdisciplinary research-driven approaches.

To learn more about this topic before our event, you can read Dr. Takeuchi’s article UW “Tracking and Understanding Anti-Asian Racism During the Pandemic” or his op-ed in the Seattle Times. We also encourage you to visit and learn more about the AAPI Covid-19 Needs Assessment Project, a research project focused on learning what the most pressing needs of AAPI communities and subgroups are.

If you need any resources or support, some of the resources at UW are:

Confronting AAPI racism during Covid-19