Each May we observe Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. This year, Joslin’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI), along with physicians from our sister organization Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is offering up and participating in several online events. The topics include diabetes, COVID-19, racism directed at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders and general health in Asian American communities. Among these events are:

“Asian American Social Challenges and Health Care During COVID-19”

A Joslin-BIDMC Panel

Thursday, May 12, 2022 --*the event is pre-recorded and available on aadi.joslin.org


Chihiro Sato, Communications and Outreach Officer, Joslin Diabetes Center Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI)


Lucy Chie, MD, MPH, OB/GYN Director at South Cove Community Health Center

George L. King, MD, Director of the Asian Clinic at Joslin Diabetes Center and Joslin’s Chief Scientific Officer

Daryl T.Y. Lau, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School


5th Annual Lawrence and Evelyn Wing Family Lectureship on Diabetes

“Diabetes Through a Health Equity Lens”

Raynald Samoa, MD

Chair of Data and Research Council for National Association of Pacifico Organization

Monday, May 16, 2022

Noon – 1p.m.

Via Zoom:  https://harvard.zoom.us/j/98356337063?pwd=dXhnaFhwWmRSZ3prQmYzbkYrW

Meeting ID: 983 5633 7063; Password: 026158


We welcome everyone to tune into these two events for the latest on issues important both to the Asian American Pacific Islander community and society at large.

Although this content is reviewed by Joslin Diabetes Center healthcare professionals, it is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider for advice about a specific medical condition.