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Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH

Professor, Department of Population Health
Professor, Department of Medicine

Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH, is a Professor in the Departments of Population Health and Medicine, Director of the Section for Health Equity, Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Population Health, and Institutional Review Board Chair. For over 20 years, her research focuses on the rigorous development and evaluation of multi-level strategies to reduce health disparities and advance health equity.

Dr. Trinh-Shevrin is mPI of a NIMHD U54 Specialized Center of Excellence on Minority Health and Health Disparities– the Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH); a CDC U48 Prevention Research Center (PRC); and an NIA R24 Engagement in Longevity and Medicine (ELM) Research Collaborative. Building on her expertise in community-based participatory research (CBPR) and longstanding relationships with national and local community partners, she is co-director of the Community Engagement and Population Health Research Core and the Integrating Special Populations Unit for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), and associate director of Community Outreach and Engagement for Perlmutter Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Trinh-Shevrin has previously served on the board of directors for the Chinatown YMCA of New York City and on the New York State Department of Health’s Medicaid Redesign Team Health Disparities Workgroup and Delivery System Reform Incentive Program. Dr. Trinh-Shevrin earned her doctorate in public health from Columbia University and master’s in health policy and management at the State University of New York at Albany. She has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and is co-editor of two textbooks, Asian American Communities and Health (Jossey Bass Publishers, 2009) and Empowerment and Recovery: Confronting Addiction during Pregnancy with Peer Counseling (Praeger Press, 1998).