Nadia S Islam

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Nadia Islam

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
Population Health

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Research Summary

Nadia Islam, PhD, is the Deputy Director and co-investigator of the Center for the Study of Asian American Health, a National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded P60 National Research Center of Excellence dedicated to reducing health disparities facing Asian American communities. Dr. Islam specializes in community based participatory methods and health disparities research within Asian American and immigrant communities, and has had extensive training in qualitative methods, cancer control research, and access to healthcare issues. At CSAAH, Dr. Islam is responsible for research and grants development, as well as the dissemination of research findings in the areas of cardiovascular disease, hepatitis, and access to healthcare disparities. She is also the lead investigator and Director of the DREAM Project (Diabetes Research, Education, and Action), a five-year NIH-funded study that examines the impact of a community health worker program designed to improve diabetes control and diabetes-related health complications in the Bangladeshi community in New York City. Dr. Islam is also a co-investigator of the B-Free CEED: the B Free National Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Hepatitis B Disparities, which is dedicated to developing evidence-based practices to eliminate Hepatitis B disparities in the Asian American community. Dr. Islam completed her doctorate in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University.

Research Interests

Asian American Health, Health Disparities Research, Community Based Participatory Research, Qualitative Research

Duration of US Residence Is Associated With Overweight Risk in Filipino Immigrants Living in New York Metro Area
Afable, Aimee; Ursua, Rhodora; Wyatt, Laura C; Aguilar, David; Kwon, Simona C; Islam, Nadia S; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau
2015-11-30; 1550-5057,Family & community health - id: 1856962, year: 2016 Journal Article

Disparities in diabetes management in asian americans in new york city compared with other racial/ethnic minority groups
Islam, Nadia S; Kwon, Simona C; Wyatt, Laura C; Ruddock, Charmaine; Horowitz, Carol R; Devia, Carlos; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau
2015-06-08; 1541-0048,American journal of public health. AJPH - id: 1616242, year: 2015 Journal Article

Sources of Health Information Among Select Asian American Immigrant Groups in New York City
Islam, Nadia S; Patel, Shilpa; Wyatt, Laura C; Sim, Shao-Chee; Mukherjee-Ratnam, Runi; Chun, Kay; Desai, Bhairavi; Tandon, S Darius; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Pollack, Henry; Kwon, Simona C
2015-08-17; 1532-7027,Health communication - id: 1721762, year: 2015 JOURNAL ARTICLE

Characteristics of asian american, native hawaiian, and pacific islander community health worker programs: a systematic review
Islam, Nadia S; Zanowiak, Jennifer M; Riley, Lindsey; Nadkarni, Smiti K; Kwon, Simona C; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau
2015-06-11; 1548-6869,Journal of health care for the poor & underserved - id: 1620492, year: 2015 Journal Article

Integrating community health workers within patient protection and affordable care act implementation
Islam, Nadia; Nadkarni, Smiti Kapadia; Zahn, Deborah; Skillman, Megan; Kwon, Simona C; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau
2014-12-01; 1078-4659,Journal of public health management & practice - id: 1360522, year: 2015 Journal Article