Data disaggregation shows startling health disparities among Asian Americans

Minnesota health officials offered private tours to community organizations of free COVID-19 testing sites as well as a chance to get tested. Here, Gettanjali Mittal, right, of Sewa-Aifw, a nonprofit committed to serving, supporting, and enhancing family wellness for the South Asian community, received a COVID-19 test, along with James Page, left, of the Cultural Wellness Center, while touring the testing facility at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis. (David Joles/Star Tribune/TNS)

With the recent rise in anti-Asian violence and the tragic shootings in Atlanta, there has been an increased focus on individual and institutional racism toward Asian Americans. Our experience as Asian American medical students has revealed another issue that has received little attention: Asian American health disparities are hardly covered in medical education.