Rosy Chang-Weir, PhD
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
Rosy Chang Weir, PhD is the Director of Research at AAPCHO, an organization dedicated to promoting advocacy, collaboration, and leadership that improves the health status and access of Asian Americans (AAs), Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NH/PIs). AAPCHO envisions a world in which AAs, NH/PIs, and all communities have equitable access to affordable, high quality, and culturally and linguistically proficient health care.
Rosy oversees AAPCHO’s research programs, focusing on racial/ethnic disparities in health, social determinants of health, enabling services or social interventions, and community-based participatory research.
As Director of Research, Rosy aims to increase access to quality health care services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate for AAs, NHs, PIs and other underserved populations. She serves as co-PI of the Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patient Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE), primarily leading the program’s research, evaluation, and most recently the development of the national stakeholder-vetted PRAPARE risk stratification model that incorporates social data. She has also led national projects focusing on hepatitis B, diabetes, and tuberculosis interventions, evaluation and impact of enabling services, and has served as expert advisor on multiple national initiatives.
An immigrant from Laos, Rosy received her bachelor’s degree and PhD in Psychology at the University of California, San Diego and Santa Cruz, respectively.