1st Edition

Health of South Asians in the United States An Evidence-Based Guide for Policy and Program Development

    340 Pages
    by CRC Press

    340 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Leading scholars and practitioners come together in this contributed volume to present the most current evidence on cutting edge health issues for South Asian Americans, the fastest growing Asian American population. The book spans a variety of health topics while examining disparities and special health needs for this population. Subjects discussed include: cancer, obesity, HIV/AIDS, women's health, LGBTQ health and mental health.  


    Health of South Asians in the United States presents research-based recommendations to help determine priorities for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, education, and policies which will optimize the health and well-being of South Asian American communities in the United States.


    Although aimed at both students, healthcare professionals and policy makers, this book will prove to be useful to anyone interested in the health and well-being of the South Asian communities in the United States.

    Background. Sociodemographic Profile. Non-communicable Chronic Conditions. Cardiovascular Disease. Cancer. Diabetes. Lifestyle and Health. Nutrition. Obesity. Tobacco. HIV/AIDS. Health Issues for Special Populations. Youth Health. Women’s Health. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health. Elderly Care. Mental Health and Intimate Partner Violence. Mental Health. Perinatal Mood Disorders. Intimate Partner Violence. Future Directions. Translational Research.


    Memoona Hasnain is a Professor and Associate Department Head for Faculty Development & Research in the Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine at The University of Illinois at Chicago

    Punam Parikh is a Project Manager in the Division of General Internal Medicine, School of Medicine at The University of California Los Angeles

    Nitasha Chaudhary Nagaraj is a Senior Research Associate in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University