One way to disseminate knowledge gained from research is to publish results in peer-reviewed journals. Acceptance by these journals signifies the research methods and interpretation of results are sound and are approved by other researchers in the field. Publishing research in peer-reviewed journals also allows other members of the scientific community an opportunity to verify your results. This process of reproducing results is the foundation of respected scientific work. These journals are accessible to researchers and the public and considered a credible source of information. Below are journal publications of previous work completed by the Community Health Resource Center.


Advance Health Care Directives/Advance Care Planning

Nouri, S., Li, L., Huang, C., Chung, A., Stokes, S. C., Pan, S., Wong, E. C., Newman, J., Woo, J. W., Cheng, J., Tan, C. H., Wertz, M., Wood-Hughes, E., Quinn, M., Pantilat, S. Z., Lyles, C. R., Ritchie, C. S., & Sudore, R. L. (2023). “At the end I have a say”: Engaging the Chinese Community in Advance Care Planning. Journal of pain and symptom management, S0885-3924(23)00617-6. Advance online publication.


Sun, A., Bui, Q., Tsoh, J., Gildengorin, G., Chan, J., Cheng, J., Lai, K., McPhee, S., & Nguyen, T. Effaicacy of a Church-based, Culturally Tailored Program to Promote Completion of Advance Directives among Asian Americans. J Immigrant Minority Health, 2016 April, doi: 10.1007/s10903-016-0365-7


Cancer Control and Pain Management

Hiatt, R. A., Sibley, A., Venkatesh, B., Cheng, J., Niharika Dixit, N., Fox, R., ing, P.,  Nguyen, T., Oh, D.,  Palmer, N. R., Pasick, R. J., Potter, M. B., Somsouk, M., Vargas, R. A., Vijayaraghavan, M. & Ashworth, A. (2022). Cancer Epidemiology to Policy and Practice: the Role of a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Current Epidemiology Report


Sun, A., Cheng, J., Dang, J. H.T., Cuaresma, C.,  Valdez-Dadia, A., Mesia, R. J., Lo, P., Chow, E. A., Ho, V., Nguyen, T. T., Chen, Jr., M. S. Incorporating cultural values and use of technology platforms may help outreach Asian Americans in cancer clinical trial participation. International Journal of Healthcare, Vol. 4, No. 2, November 2018, e-Version First. .


Sun, A., Tsoh, J. Y., Tong, E.K., Cheng, J., Chow, E. A., Stewart, S. L., & Nguyen,  T.T.  A Physician-Initiated Intervention to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Chinese Patients. Cancer. 2018 Apr 1;124 Suppl 7:1568-1575. doi: 10.1002/cncr.31287. PMID: 29578594


Edrington, J., Sun, A., Wong, C., Dodd, M., Padilla, G., Paul, S., & Miaskowski, C.  A Pilot Study of Relationships between Pain Characteristics, Mood Disturbances, and Acculturation in a Community Sample of Chinese American Patients with Cancer.  Oncology Nursing Forum, 2010 Mar, 37(2): 172-181 PMID: 20189922


Sun, A., Kessell, E. R., Tsoh, J. Y., Chan, J. and Chang, J.  (2013). Can Preschoolers be Health Messengers to Promote Breast Health among Chinese Americans? Californian Journal of Health Promotion. 11(3): 74-79.


Edrington, J., Sun, A., Wong, C., Dodd, M., Padilla, G., Paul, S., & Miaskowski, C.  Barriers to Pain Management in a Community Sample of Chinese American Patients with Cancer.  Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  2009 Apr;37(4):665-75 PMCID: PMC2688466


Sun, A., Zhang, J., Tsoh, J., Wong-Kim, E., Chow, E. (2007). The effectiveness in utilizing Chinese media to promote breast health among Chinese women. Journal of Health Communication. 12:157-171.


Wong-Kim, E., Sun, A., Merighi, J., Chow, E. (2005). Understanding quality-of-life issues in Chinese women with breast cancer: A qualitative investigation. Cancer Control. December.


Sun, A., Wong-Kim, E., Stearman, S., Chow, E.A. Quality of Life in Chinese Patients with Breast Cancer, 2005, 104 (12 Suppl), 2952-2954.


Wong-Kim, E., Sun, A., DeMattos, M.C. (2003). Assessing cancer beliefs in a Chinese immigrant community. Cancer Control. Sept/Oct. 10(5): 22-28.


Childhood Obesity Prevention

Sun, A., Cheng, J., Bui, Q. Liang, Y., Ng., T., & Chen, J. L. Home-based and technology-centered childhood obesity prevention for Chinese mothers with pre-school age children. J Transcultural Nursing, 2017 July, DOI: 10.1177/1043659617719139 



Cheng J, Tsoh JY, Guan A, Luu M, Nguyen IV, Tan R, Thao C, Yu E, Lor D, Pham M, Choi J, Kim M, Stewart SL, Burke NJ. Engaging Asian American Communities During the COVID-19 Era Tainted With Anti-Asian Hate and Distrust. Am J Public Health. 2022 Sep 15:e1-e5. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2022.306952. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36108257.


Karliner LS, Ponce A, Nguyen TT, Kaplan CP. The Impact of COVID-19: Multiethnic Older Adults and the Community-Based Organizations Serving Them, Policy Implications. The Center for Aging in Diverse Communities and the Multiethnic Health Equity Research Center, University of California San Francisco. March 2021.



Sun, A., Tsoh, J., Saw, A., Chan, J., Cheng, J. Effectiveness of a Culturally Tailored Diabetes Self-Management Program for Chinese Americans. Diabetes Educator Journal, 2012 Sept, 38(5). Epub Ahead of Print. PMID: 22722610


King, G.L. McNeely, M.J., Thorpe, L.E., Mau, M.K., Ko, J., Liu, L.L., Broitman, L.M., Sun, A., Hsu, W.C., Chow, E.A. Understanding and Addressing Unique Needs of Diabetes in Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Diabetes Care Journal. 2012 May, 33(5): 1181-1188. PMID: 22517939



Duke, M. R., Sun, A., Fleisher, P. Gallegos-Castillo, A., LeSarre, M., Cheng, J.,  Young, K. Pletcher, M. J. Nguyen, T. T. & Jih, J. (2023). Institutionalizing community-engaged translational science in an academic Institution: A community stakeholder-driven process. Progress in Community Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action. Online Publication.