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On May 20, 2014, Boston University launched a new Research website to present BU professors’ research to the general public. The website includes Faculty Accolades, Researchers’ Videos, and Top Stories. The new website also includes a Featured Researchers page, highlighting BU’s leading researchers in various disciplines. Included in this group is Boston University School of Social Work Associate Professor Hyeouk Chris Hahm for her focus on HIV/STI infections among Asian Americans, acculturation, health risk behaviors including tobacco use, binge drinking, and sexual activity, and other social research.
Before the launch of the new website, BU professors and researchers were limited in platforms to discuss their work. “It’s very important because we don’t necessarily talk about [our research]. There’s no forum to introduce what I’m doing, what the BU researchers are doing on a daily basis,” Hahm told The Daily Free Press’ J.D. Capelouto. “This way, we can disseminate the ideas and what we are doing in the BU community. It’s a really important avenue to learn more about what we are doing as researchers.”
The website, developed in partnership with the Office of Marketing & Communications at Boston University, is currently in beta testing. “We look forward to feedback from the BU community to further improve it and best represent our research and scholarship in a way that is easily accessible to visitors to the site,” Vice President and Associate Provost for Research Gloria Waters told Capelouto.
Associate Professor Hyeouk Chris Hahm joins the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research at Harvard University School of Medicine as Visiting Scholar
Associate Professor Hyeouk Chris Hahm joined the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research at Harvard University School of Medicine, in January 2013 as a visiting scholar. Dr. Hahm will be specifically working on health disparity research targeting Asian-American population using the national data sets, evaluating effectiveness of interventions and incorporating/adapting HIV intervention to mental health intervention. The Center provides a wonderful learning experience for Dr. Hahm, in part to its regular project meetings, research seminars, manuscript and grant review feedback sessions, and its rich network of investigators, including data analysts, economists, and other research staff members. Dr. Hahm will be at Harvard until the end of summer.
While in this role, Dr. Hahm is working closely with Margarita Alegria, Ph.D., director of the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research (CMMHR) and professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Alegria researches mental health services for Latinos and other ethnic populations; she is currently the Principal Investigator of the Advanced Center for Mental Health Disparities, and the Latino arm of the National Latino and Asian American Study, as well as the Co-Principal Investigator of the CHA-UPR Excellence in Partnerships for Community Outreach, Research on Health Disparities and Training (EXPORT) Center. Dr. Hahm will also be working with Benjamin Cook, Ph.D., M.P.H., senior scientist, CMMHR, and assistant professor, Harvard Medical School. His research interests are in improving methods for measuring disparities and applying these methods to understanding the mechanisms underlying mental health and substance abuse treatment disparities.