Ken invites physician Dr. Leana Wen and sociologist Dr. Rosalind Chou to discuss the current impact of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), including clearing up misconceptions about the virus and fighting against awakened xenophobia towards Asians and AAPIs. (Intro: Debunking The Myth)
DR. LEANA WEN is an American physician and writer. She is a former president of Planned Parenthood, a former Health Commissioner for the City of Baltimore, and author of the book When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests. Currently, she is a visiting professor of Health Policy and Management at the George Washington University, where she is also a Distinguished Fellow in the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity.
DR. ROSALIND CHOU is a Florida native, where her parents emigrated from Taiwan in the 1970s. She attended Florida State University earning a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She spent six years working for Eckerd Youth Alternatives at Camp E-Nini-Hassee, a non-profit therapeutic wilderness camp for at-risk girls, before moving to Texas in 2005 for graduate school at Texas A&M University. She co-authored the book, The Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism, in 2008 with Joe R. Feagin. Rosalind has received numerous awards during graduate school including the Texas A&M College of Liberal Arts Dissertation Award. She completed her Ph.D. in sociology with an emphasis on race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in May 2010. Rosalind was recently the 2010-2011 Samuel Dubois Cook Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University. In 2012 she published her second book, Asian American Sexual Politics: The Construction of Race, Gender, and Sexuality with Rowman and Littlefield. In August of 2015, her latest book, Asian Americans on Campus, was published on Routledge Press.
You can learn more about Dr. Chou’s interests by visiting her website at http://rosalindschou.weebly.com/.