May 31, 2012

Sunmin Lee, associate professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, was invited to give the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Lecture for the History of Medicine Lecture Series for 2012 at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, NIH on May 30, 2012.

Her lecture, "Model Minority Myth: Health Disparities in Asian American Communties" focused on her research investigating various health problems and challenges that Asian Americans face as a minority group, and recommendations that may assist in reducing health disparities. Her recent work includes a health needs assessment in 13 Asian American communities, smoking studies in four Asian American communities, and a liver cancer prevention study in three Asian American communities in Maryland.