The Yasui Biostatics Research Team focuses on developing and applying epidemiological methods to the intersection of biology and public health. One area the team is currently researching is cervical cancer in Chinese women.
Cultural challenges and language barriers exist when encouraging Chinese women to take preventative screening exams for cervical cancer. The team wanted to educate Chinese women about cervical cancer, connect them with screening services, and understand the current pattern of uptake.
We designed the app to be mobile friendly, so using a particular device will not detract a user from participating. There is an initial survey to collect information from the study participant, as well as a six month follow-up survey. Additionally, users can select between three language options (English, Mandarin, or Cantonese) and view information on cervical cancer and pap tests. Lastly, the study administrators can export anonymous survey responses for analysis.