Curtiss Takada Rooks, Ph.D.

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1 LMU Drive, UH 4419
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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Curtiss Takada Rooks, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate

Dr. Rooks is an Assistant Professor of Asian Pacific American Studies. Prior to his appointment at LMU, Dr. Rooks was a tenured assistant professor in Asian American Studies at San Jose State University.   His research interests include applied community-based research focusing on cultural competency in community health and ethnic community development.  Current projects include a cultural assessment of Japanese and African American senior care-giving needs and community partnerships in chronic disease needs assessment in the Samoan community. A second research trajectory focuses on Asian American multiracial identity and diversity.