NCAPIP conducts a research leadership training program that aims to develop a cadre of young
leaders to understand the intersections of health and healthcare disparities, social determinants
of health (e.g. demographic, racial, cultural, educational, economic), health policies, and diversity in the health workforce affecting Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPI) and other communities of color.
This training targets undergraduate students majoring in public health, biology, social
welfare, sociology, psychology, anthropology, Asian American studies, and/or interested in
pursuing a career in a health field (e.g. public health, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dental, etc.).NCAPIP provides this training in collaboration with UC Berkeley’s Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (http://research.berkeley.edu/urap) and Health Research for Action (http://www.healthresearchforaction.org).
Student trainees also participate in NCAPIP events where they meet physician leaders from
around the nation, and experience how real-time research to policy advocacy takes place. With
this program NCAPIP aims to contribute to the pipeline of more culturally diverse and competent
healthcare and research workforce inclusive of under-represented API Americans.
The program is led by NCAPIP's Director of Research, Suhaila Khan, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Winston Tseng, Dr.Ph, UC Berkeley, is the faculty advisor.