John J. Chin, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Urban Policy and Planning Department and Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Planning at Hunter College. As Principal Investigator of the Hunter College AANAPISI Project, Professor Chin coordinates all assessment activities and oversees the administration of HCAP’s grant. Prof. Chin does research on urban health, immigrant communities and the role of community institutions in community planning and in the delivery of social and health services. He is also interested in how key community institutions in immigrant and minority communities shape community values and norms, particularly in relation to controversial or sensitive topics, such as HIV.
Prior to coming to Hunter College, Prof. Chin was a Senior Research Associate at the New York Academy of Medicine, an Assistant Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University (Mailman School of Public Health), and a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist at the University of California, San Francisco. He was a co-founder and Deputy Executive Director of the Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (now known as APICHA Community Health Center, a NYC-based Federally Qualified Health Center). He has also worked for the NYC Commission on Human Rights and the NYC Comptroller’s Office.