October 19 at 2 pm PDT / 5 pm EDT

The impact of COVID-19 on minority communities has brought into sharp focus long-standing health disparities in the United States. In the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, for example, reports of anxiety, depression, and physical symptoms have increased during the pandemic. Yet, AAPIs have the lowest rate for seeking mental health services of any racial and ethnic minority group. In this session, experts will discuss the implications of COVID-19 on public health and the opportunities for the healthcare system, employers, and government to improve the health of racial and ethnic populations.


Curtis S. Chin
Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; Managing Director, RiverPeak Group; Former US Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank


Juliet Choi
President and CEO, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Brandon Ito
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Manjusha Kulkarni
Executive Director, Asia Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON)

Anne Saw
Associate Professor, Clinical-Community Psychology, DePaul University