Please see the media coverage on Asian American racism and discrimination featuring the work of our team.

How COVID-19 taught America about inequality in education

The pandemic has disrupted education nationwide, turning a spotlight on existing racial and economic disparities, and creating the potential for a lost generation. (The Harvard Gazette)

July 9, 2021

Tiffany Yip wants Asian Americans to be seen and treated with respect

Tiffany Yip, PhD, wishes it hadn't taken a series of violent attacks against Asian Americans for the large, diverse ethnic group of which she is a member to become the focus of national attention. (American Psychological Association)

June 18, 2021

Asian Americans who experienced COVID-related racism report increased levels of anxiety, depression, and PTSD

The devastation wrought by COVID-19 has triggered a mental health crisis among millions of Americans. But Asian Americans are also wrestling with the added stress of anti-Asian racism fueled by the pandemic—and the consequences are profound. The results of three new studies, released in late May, on the effects of anti-Asian racism on mental health, indicate that Asian Americans are grappling with high rates of psychological distress. (The Boston Globe)

June 6, 2021

'A collective trauma': Asian Americans confront mental health crisis amid rise of racist attacks

Asian Americans, especially the elderly, are battling the mental health toll of a recent wave of racial attacks. (USA Today)

June 3, 2021

Report: Asian Americans more stressed by anti-Asian hate than COVID-19

Asian Americans may be experiencing more stress from first-hand anti-Asian racism than from COVID-19 itself, according to a new report from Stop AAPI Hate. (KQED)

June 1, 2021

The mental health cost of anti-Asian hate on the AAPI community

After a surge in anti-Asian hate crimes over the last year, a new report shows that the rise in racism is taking a serious toll on the mental health of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders — and they’re not getting the help they need. (The Hill)

May 27, 2021

Harvard researchers and clinicians battle 'Silent Pandemic' of mental health issues

May 27, 2021

For nearly 15 months, the Covid-19 pandemic has halted everyday life in the United States and much of the world. As in-person interactions shifted to screens, tens of millions of people were forced to adapt to life under the persistent threat of a lethal virus. Although vaccines have tempered cases, Americans have been subjected to a year of isolation and uncertainty, taking a significant toll on their mental health. (The Harvard Crimson)

Psychologist Session

Asian Americans and the model minority dilemma

In light of recent attacks, a BU Asian health expert on the group’s experiences of racism, alienation, and anxiety. (BU Today)

March 23, 2021

I'm helping my Korean-American daughter embrace her identity to counter racism

“I’m not sure Asian-American families can avoid ‘the talk’ any longer,” one expert said. (New York Times)

March 19, 2021