In the news: Data Aggregation Impacts AAPI Groups

In an article titled “Aggregating Data on AAPI Groups Can Be a Form of Erasure,” Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong discusses the potential dangers of grouping diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities together in data analysis. Nguyen-Truong argues that aggregating data can result in erasing the unique experiences and needs of individual AAPI groups, ultimately hindering efforts to address health disparities and social inequalities within the community. Dr. Nguyen-Truong emphasizes the importance of disaggregated data that accurately reflects the experiences of different AAPI populations to better inform policies and interventions that cater to their specific needs.