Rosy Chang Weir
Director of Research
As Director of Research at the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), Dr. Weir oversees the research department including its Community Institutional Review Board and Data Warehouse. She conducts research that aims to increase access to quality health care services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPIs) and other underserved populations, focusing on racial/ethnic disparities in health, social determinants of health, enabling services or social interventions, and community-based participatory research. 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, Dr. Weir received her bachelor’s degree and PhD in Psychology at the University of California, San Diego and Santa Cruz, respectively.