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Ta, Van M.

Assistant Professor,  Health Science

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Phone Number(s)

(408) 924-2988

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  • Doctor of Philosophy. Johns Hopkins Univ, 2006
  • Master of Public Health, Health Education
    Univ Of Southern Cal, California, United States, 2001
  • Bachelor of Science, Health Education and Health Promotion
    Univ Of Southern Cal, California, United States, 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
    Univ Of Southern Cal, California, United States, 2000

Expertise Summary

My primary research interest is to address issues related to racial and ethnic minority health and healthcare disparities, especially among at-risk Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander women including those who suffer from mental/substance use disorders and/or are victims of intimate partner violence. Specifically, she is interested in examining the barriers and facilitators to accessing mental health/substance abuse treatment, and the effectiveness of innovative and culturally appropriate treatment approaches in health care settings.