Evaon Wong-Kim

Chair

Department of Social Work

E-mail:
evaon@csueastbay.edu
Phone:
(510) 885-2148
Office:
MI 4063
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Education

  • BA Sociolog, UC Berkeley
  • MSW Health Services Planning, UC Berkeley
  • MPH Maternal and Child Health, UC Berkeley
  • PhD Social Welfare, UC Berkely

Courses

Not teaching this quarter.

Publications

Journal Articles (Refereed):                                       

Wong-Kim, E., Chilton, J. A., Goh, S. S, Gines, V. (2009).  Breast Health Issues of Undocumented Women in California and Texas.  Journal of Cancer Education. 24(S2), S64-S67.

Chilton, J. A., Wong-Kim, E., Guidry, J. J., Gor, B. J., Jones, L. (2008). The Utility of a Connecting Framework to Facilitate Understanding of and Reduce the Disparities in Hospice Care Experienced by Racial and Ethnic Minorities. Primary Psychiatry. 15(10), 38-44.      

Wong-Kim, E, Sormanti, M., Tang, K. L., and Ngai, S. (2008). Talking Cancer, Saving Lives: Breast Cancer Awareness Training for Health Professionals in Hong Kong. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 28(4), 305-318.

Wong-Kim, E. and Merighi, J. (2007) Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Pain Management in U.S.- and Foreign-Born Chinese Women with Breast Cancer.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 18, 127-138.

Sun, A., Zhang, J., Tsoh, J., Wong-Kim, E. and Chow, E. (2007).  The Effectiveness in Utilizing Chinese Media to Promote Breast Health among Chinese Women. Journal of Health Communications, 12:157-171.

Wong-Kim, E. (2007). The use of complementary and alternative medicine among Chinese women with breast cancer. Chinese America: History and Perspectives, Conference Proceedings, Special 20th Anniversary Issue, 65-69.

Wong-Kim, E. (2006). A Joint US-HK Breast Cancer Training Workshop: Process, Outcomes, and Evaluation, Conference Proceedings for 5th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Hong Kong.

Wong-Kim, E. & Wang, C. (2006). Breast self-examination among Chinese immigrant Women.  Health Education and Behavior, 33(5): 580-590.

Wong-Kim, E. and Bloom, J. (2005). Depression experienced by young women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.  Psycho-Oncology, 14(7), 564-573.

Wong-Kim, E., Sun, A., Merighi, J., and Chow, E. (2005). Understanding quality-of-life issues in Chinese women with breast cancer: A qualitative investigation. Cancer Control: Cancer Culture and Literacy Supplement, November, 6-12.

Duncombe, E., Komorosky, D., Wong-Kim, E., and Turner, W. (2005). Free inside: A program to help inmates cope with life in prison at Maui community correctional center. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 3(4), 48-58.

Sun, A., Wong-Kim, E., Stearman, S., Chow, E. (2005). Quality of life in Chinese patients with breast cancer. Cancer, 104 (12 Suppl), 2952-54. 

Langworthy, C. and Wong-Kim, E. (2004). Asian Americans with disabilities: Influence of the Disability Rights Movement on culturally competent social work practice. The Review of Disability Studies, 1(2), 80-87.    

Wong-Kim, E., Sun, A., and DeMattos, M. C. (2003).  Assessing Cancer Attitude in a Chinese Immigrant Community.  Cancer Control, 10(5), 22-28. 

Adler, S.R., Fosket, J., Kagawa-Singer, M., McGraw, S.A., Wong-Kim, E., Gold, E., Sternfeld, B. (2000).  Conceptualizing menopause and midlife: Chinese American and Chinese women in the U.S., Maturitas, 35(1), 17-29.

Wong-Kim, E. (1996). The consumer's perspectives on American health care system.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Journal of Health, 4(1-3), 223-226.

Book Chapter:

Wong-Kim, E (2010). Breast Self-Exam among Immigrant Women.  In Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health. New York: Springer.

Wong-Kim, E. (2008). Cancer Attitudes and Beliefs among Asian American Populations. In Promoting Health in Multicultural Populations: A Handbook for Practitioners (Eds. Huff and Kline). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Wong-Kim, E and Peck, M. (2007). A Psychoeducational Support Group for Chinese Breast Cancer Patients.  In a Pilot Study Research on Minority Women's Health in the New Millennium.  (Eds Yee-Melichar and Boyle). Ann Arbor, MI: Copley Custom Textbooks

Wong-Kim, E. (2001). Culturally Sensitive Oncology Social Work:  Chinese Culture as Case Example.   In Social Work in Oncology Support for Survivors, Families, and Caregivers.  Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society.

Abstracts (refereed):

Wong-Kim, E. and Sun, S. (2006). Educating immigrant women on breast health using preschooler performance.  Journal of Cancer Education, Supplement, 21(2), 42.  

Wong-Kim, E. (2003). Cultural beliefs and quality of life in Chinese immigrants with breast cancer. Psycho-Oncology, Psycho-Oncology, 12(4), S255.

Wong-Kim, E. (2003). Evaluating a psychoeducational support group intervention in Chinese breast cancer patients.  Psycho-Oncology, 12(4), S126.

Book Review:

Wong-Kim, E. (2004).  Race, Ethnicity and Health [Review of the book]. Journal of Women and Aging, 16(1/2): 192-193.

Wong-Kim, E. (2002).  Health and the American Indian [Review of the book]. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 20(1): 87-90.

Reports:

Wong-Kim, E. (2001).  A Brief Overview of Risk of Diabetes and the Socio-Demographic Status of the Hawaiian Japanese Community.

Wong-Kim, E. (2000).  Community Profile for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Hawaii Affiliate. 

Shinagawa, S. M., Wong-Kim, E. and Ho, R. (1999). Report of the data working group meeting – issues for Asian American and Pacific Islander populations.  Intercultural Cancer Council Report. 

Shinagawa SM, Wong-Kim E,  Linayao-Putman I, Kagawa-Singer M, Oto-Kent D (Eds). (1996). Asian & Pacific Islander Advisory Committee Report:  Asian & Pacific Islander Outreach Training and Technical Assistance Workshop.  Cancer Detection Section, California Department of Health Services.

Presentations

Addressing the Quality of Care Issues for Chamorro Women Diagnosed with Cancer:  a Community Partnership Approach.  Paper presented at the12th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Quebec City, May 26 -29, 2010.

Evaluating the Benefits of a Two-Week Community-Based Breast Cancer Training Program in Shanghai, China.  Poster Co-presented with Professor Meihua Zhu, East China University of Science and Technology at the Global Breast Cancer Conference.  Seoul, Korea, October 8-10, 2009.

Exploring Prostate Cancer Needs amongst Chamorro Men for a Culturally Competent Intervention.  Poster Co-presented with Lola Sablan Santos, Lourdes F. Quitugua, Jay Aromin, Keith Castro, Guam Communications Network at the 2009 American Cancer Society Health Disparity Conference, Health Equity: Through The Cancer Lens, July 28-29, 2009 Las Vegas, Nevada, 2009.

Poverty, Health Disparities, and Cancer Confronting the Undocumented Immigrants in the United States, paper presented at the Anti-Poverty Social Work Practice: Contributions from East Asian International Symposium, Hong Kong, April 24, 2009.

The Influence of Cultural Beliefs on Medical Social Work Practice: A Qualitative Investigation, paper presented at the National Social Sciences Association 2008 Professional Development Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 19-21, 2008.

Managing Diverse Cultural Beliefs and Practices in Medical Social Work Settings.  Paper co-presented with Dr. Merighi, Boston University, at the International Association of Schools of Social Work 34th Global Social Work Congress (IASSW 2008 Congress), Durban, South Africa, July 20-24 2008.

Community Based Participatory Research on Advance Directive and Breast Cancer. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual CSU Community Based Teaching and Research Conference, cosponsored by the CSU Chancellor’s Office of Community Service Learning and the Institute for Teaching and Learning, Los Angeles, March 7-8, 2008.

The Importance of Family Relationships in Determining Quality of Life in Chinese Women with Breast Cancer:  Co-presented with Dr. Mary Sormanti, Columbia University, Society for Social Work Research Conference, Washington D.C., January 18-20, 2008.

Community-Based and Community participatory Research Projects in the Asian and Pacific Islander Communities in California:  Co-presented with Dr.  Park Tanjasiri, CSU Fullerton, Dr. Young Song, CSUEB at the Second Annual Conference on Community-Based Teaching and Research sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, San Jose, February 23-24, 2007.

A Joint US-HK Breast Cancer Training Workshop: Process, Outcomes, and Evaluation. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Hong Kong, December 10-14, 2006.

Barriers to Clinical Trials experienced by non-English speaking Chinese immigrant patients. Co-presented with Dr. Juon, H-S poster at the American Public Health Association134rd Annual Meeting and Exposition, Boston, November 4-6, 2006.

Educating Immigrant Women on Breast Health Using Pre-School Performances.  Co-presented with Sun, A. at the 40th American Association for Cancer Education Conference, San Diego, October 12-14, 2006.

Cancer Risk and Screening Services Utilization among Incarcerated Women.  Co-presented paper with Drs. Komorosky and Ituarte, CSUEB, at the 2006 Western and Pacific Association of Criminal Justice Educators, Reno, October 10-12, 2006.

Utilization of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine among Breast Cancer Survivors for Pain: A Qualitative Study Comparing US-Born and Foreign-Born Chinese Women. Poster presented at the 2nd Biennial Career Development Workshop to Increase Diversity Meeting sponsored by the National Institute of Health, Palm Spring, September 6-8, 2006.

Cultural Competence of Subjects & Researchers: Immigrant Population. Paper presented at the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics Conference, Oakland, July 28, 2006.

Asian American Cancer Screening Rates by Ethnicity: Results from 2001 CHIS Data.  Co-presented with Hee-Soon Juon, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, at the American Public Health Association133rd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia December 10 – 14, 2005.

Chinese Women, Immigration and Breast Cancer. Paper presented at the Branching out the Banyan Tree: A Changing Chinese American Conference, San Francisco, October 7 –  9, 2005.

Attitude and Utilization of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine among Chinese Breast Cancer Survivors. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology Conference, Victoria, April 13 – 16, 2005.

Comparing Quality of Life in Chinese Women with Breast Cancer.  Paper presented at the Women of Color Taking Action for a Healthier Life: Progress, Partnerships and Possibilities. 2004 Minority Women’s Health Summit sponsored by the Office of Women’s Health, DHHS. Washington DC, August 12 – 15, 2004.

Cancer experiences and Asian immigrants living In Hawai‘i. Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology Conference, Toronto, May 6 – 8, 2004.

Comparing Clinical Significance to Statistical Significance in Measuring Social Work Intervention.  Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research.  New Orleans, January 15 – 18, 2004.

Evaluating a psychoeducational support group intervention in Chinese breast cancer patients. Poster presented at the Sixth World Congress of Psycho-Oncology.  Banff, Canada. April 23 – 27, 2003.

Cultural beliefs and quality of life in Chinese immigrants with breast cancer. Paper presented at the Sixth World Congress of Psycho-Oncology.  Banff, Canada, April 23 –27, 2003.

Predicting depressive symptoms in breast cancer patients: Racial comparisons.  Paper presented at the 49th Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, Atlanta, February 28 – March 2, 2003.

Breast Cancer Screening in Chinese Immigrant Women. 49th Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, Atlanta, February 28 – March 2, 2003.

Perceived Barriers to Prenatal Care Access among Asian and Pacific Islander Immigrant Women in Hawai‘i.  Global Public Health Conference. Honolulu, Hawai‘i, June 12 – 13, 2002.

A Psychoeducational Support Group Intervention in Chinese Breast Cancer Patients.  The 8th Biennial Symposium on Minority, the Medically Underserved, and Cancer. Washington DC, February 9-11, 2002.

Predicting Depressive Symptoms in Breast Cancer Patients: A Biopsychosocial Approach.  The 6th Annual Conference of the Society of Social Work and Research in San Diego, California, January 17-20, 2002.      

Assessing breast cancer screening knowledge in the San Francisco Chinese community.  American Public Health Association 129th Annual Meeting. Georgia, October 20-25, 2001.

Cancer Attitude: A Community Approach to Health Education (co-presented with Angela Sun), Society for Public Health Education 2001 Midyear Scientific Meeting, Seattle, Washington, May 2-3, 2001.

Child Abuse in the Chinese Immigrant Population.  The 2nd Annual Child Abuse Prevention Month Conference, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, April 27, 2001.

Social Work End of Life Resources for the Elderly.  The 11th  Biennial Conference of the Hawaii Pacific Gerontology Society, Honolulu, Hawaii, Oct 19 – 20, 2000.

Cancer Attitude Survey among Chinese in San Francisco (co-presented with Angela Sun). The 10th Conference on Health Problems Related to the Chinese in North America, San Francisco, June 30 – July 1, 2000.

Understanding Biopsychosocial Aspects of Cancer. The 2nd Biennial Conference of Cancer, Culture, and Literacy: Future Directions for Health Education and Promotion, Florida, May 4 – 6, 2000.

Adopting a Psychoeducational Model in Cancer Support Groups. The 7th Biennial Symposium on Minority, the Medically Underserved, and Cancer, Washington D.C. February 9 – 11, 2000.

Grant Awards

June 2010 – May, 2011 $10,000

Type:               Research Grant

Source:            Kellogg Foundation

Purpose:          focus on racial healing and emotional well-being of foster care youth in the welfare system through coalition/ community engagement to address the problem of over-representation of African American youth in the foster care system

October 2008 – December 2009 $10,000

Type:               Research Grant

Source:            Chinese Community Health Care Association

Purpose:          Understanding diabetes and service availability in Chinese Communities

August 2008 – July 2009 $10,000

Type:               Research Fellowship

Source:            Wang Faculty Stipend

Purpose:          Conduct quality of life study among Chinese women living in Shanghai

Summer 2008 Small Grant $6,700

Type:               Faculty Support Grant

Source:            California State University, East Bay

Purpose:          Conduct study on Chamorro men and cancer survivorship in Guam

Summer 2007             One month summer stipend

Type:               Faculty Support Grant

Source:            California State University, East Bay

Purpose:          Conduct Preliminary study on Chinese Breast Cancer Survivors Exercise Intervention Research

Fall 2006         4 units of assigned time

Type:               Faculty Support Grant

Source:            California State University, East Bay

Purpose:          Evaluating the outcomes of the Breast Cancer Training in Hong Kong

Fall 2005         4 units of assigned time

Type:               Faculty Support Grant

Source:            California State University, East Bay

Purpose:          Complete grant proposals to conduct a longitudinal study on Chinese Cancer Survivors and Quality of life.

Summer 2005 $58,000

Type:               International Training Grant

Source:            The Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Purpose:          Conduct training and research in Hong Kong to promote breast cancer awareness and screening

Summer 2005 $3,700

Type:               New Faculty Support Grant

Source:            California State University, East Bay

Purpose:          Conduct Quantitative measures of quality of life in Chinese cancer patients.

Spring 2004    Course Release

Source:            San Jose State University

Purpose:          Release time to prepare research grant proposal

November 2002 – April 2004, $16,000

Type:               Community Director

Source:            National Institute of Health, Special Population Network funding for AANCART

Topic:             Cancer Attitude, Barriers and Pathway to Care among Asian Immigrants in Hawaii

September 2002 – June 2003, $50,000

Type:               Co-Investigator

Source:            National Institute of Health

Topic:             Chinese Breast Cancer Patients and Quality of Life Issues

August 2001 – July 2002, $30,000

Type:               Principal Investigator

Source:            Region IX Office on Women’s Health, DHHS

Topic:             Identifying and Evaluating Barriers to Prenatal Care for Immigrant Pregnant Women in Hawai‘i

Summer 2001, $17,000

Type:               Co-Investigator

Source:            Department of Health, State of Hawai‘i

Topic:             Diabetes Prevention and Management among Japanese American Elderly in Hawai‘i.

January 1999 – 2000, $10,000

Type:               Principal Investigator

Source:            San Francisco Chinese Physicians’ Association

Topic:             Cancer Attitude Survey among Chinese in San Francisco

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