Dr. Anne Saw shares her work within Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. She gives us a deep dive into the work that went into the Covid-19 Needs Assessment Project and how community-engaged research made it possible. She ends with her hopes for the future, advice to others wanting to do similar work, and encouragement for students who haven't found their niche yet.
Anne Saw, Ph.D. is an associate professor of psychology and affiliated faculty with Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and Global Asian Studies programs at DePaul University in Chicago and past vice president of the Asian American Psychological Association. She received her PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Saw conducts community engaged, participatory research with Asian American immigrant and refugee populations to promote health and mental health through culturally responsive interventions and policy advocacy. Her research is focused at the intersection of health and mental health, and she is particularly interested in how structural, community, and sociocultural factors shape coping and health behaviors and how we can design and adapt behavioral health interventions to improve health and mental health outcomes for Asian/Asian American communities. In addition to multiple awards for her research, teaching, and advocacy, her research and community-based advocacy have been featured by media outlets like the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, Chicago Sun-Times, and Ms. Magazine.
Daniel, D. (Producer). (2022, June 15). For Us By Us Serving Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://concept.paloaltou.edu/resources/the-thoughtful-counselor-podcast/for-us-by-us-serving-asian-american-native-hawaiian-and-pacific-islander-communities