for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
completion around
Principal Investigator
by Janice Tsoh, PhD
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Janice Tsoh



The project is to facilitate pandemic recovery by promoting emotional wellness among Asian Californians. The intervention includes a 6-week program in which participants may choose to receive text only or text + Lay Health Worker outreach targeting 600 self-identified Asian Americans residing in California who speak/read English, Chinese, Korean, Hmong, or Vietnamese.

Official Title

Getting INFORMED and Living Well: A Demonstration Project to Facilitate Pandemic Recovery Among Asian Americans in California


Investigators will conduct a non-randomized intervention trial (preference trial). Research participants involved in the trial will include 20 lay health workers (LHWs) and 600 trial participants with intervention delivered via SMS text messaging (for all participants), and the intervention group will receive educational intervention outreach from an LHW via Zoom or mutually agreed video conferencing online venues, and by telephone or instant messaging. Participants will choose which group they are in, SMS text messaging only or SMS text messaging plus educational outreach from an LHW.


COVID-19, Well-Being, Psychological, Asian Americans, Peer Education, Immigrants, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Vietnamese, INFORMED-Living Well, Text Messaging Only


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

i) age 18 and older

ii) speak Chinese, English, Hmong, Korean, or Vietnamese

iii) self-identify as Asian American

iv) have access to a mobile phone to receive SMS text messages

You CAN'T join if...

- unwilling to receive SMS text messages from the project


  • UCSF
    San Francisco California 94143 United States
  • Chinese Community Health Resource Center
    San Francisco California 94133 United States
  • The Fresno Center
    Fresno California 93727 United States
  • Immigrant Resettlement & Cultural Center
    San Jose California 95131 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Janice Tsoh, PhD
    I am a practicing clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). I also serve as Co-Director of the Asian American Research Center on Health (


in progress, not accepting new patients
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University of California, San Francisco
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Expecting 600 study participants
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