Secondary Analysis: Using existing Data to Capture Meaingful Health Risks About Asain Immigrants in the United States


PRESENTED Presented by: Aliya Kuerban, PhD, FNP-BC, RN-PCCN Dr. Kuerban is a family nurse practitioner and nurse scientist whose research focuses on health risks in Asian immigrants in the U.S. using publicly available data sources. In a new study recently submitted for publication, Dr. Aliya Kuerban used data from the 2015 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), which is available publicly, to identify the prevalence of overweight and obesity among Asian Immigrants using World Health Organization (WHO) Adjusted BMI. She presented a proposition that the cut-points recommended by the WHO utilizing suggested modified BMI cutoff points for Asians when exploring the relationship between overweight/obesity and the health risks will help identify risks that would otherwise be missed. When looking at Asians, their average BMI is lower than the Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites (NHW), which overlooks the associated potential health risks they may have even with the lower BMI. "First Friday" is a monthly brown-bag research seminar and webinar for faculty and students, featuring guest speakers on timely topics of interest. This session features one of our own Molloy College graduates who has become a nationally recognized nurse researcher in the area of symptom management.