Current Research Projects
Gambling Behavior of Asian American College Students
Both the Asian American and college student populations may be at risk for problem gambling. With the recent passing of legislation that will allow casinos in Massachusetts, the need to understand gambling behavior is even more important. This study will examine the gambling attitudes and behaviors of Asian American college students in Massachusetts.
Services and Living Options for Chinese American Seniors
This study examines the usage of and preferences for services and living arrangements for Chinese American seniors in the Greater Boston area by surveying both seniors themselves and family members involved in decision making for seniors.
Status of Public Health Data on Asian Americans in MA
The data on Asian Americans in publicly available health datasets in Massachusetts varies widely. This report will discuss some of the issues involved with collecting data on Asian Americans, presents profiles of several widely used datasets, and gives recommendations on improving the quality of data.
Asian American Pacific Islander Policy Research Consortium
IAAS is a member of a national consortium with three other research centers around the country to support, promote and conduct applied social science and policy research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The other partners are the City University of New York Asian American/Asian Research Institute, the University of California Los Angeles Asian American Studies Center, and the University of California Asian American and Pacific Islander Policy Multi-Campus Research Program.