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Arab Health Research Network

The ACCESS-MSU partnership was formed in May of 2010 for the purpose of conducting research on the health of Arab/Chaldean Americans in Michigan. In March 2011, the partnership conducted a pilot study of the health of 89 Arabs/Chaldeans living in southeast Michigan using a modified version of the Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS). In 2013, in partnership with MDCH, the partnership conducted an Arab/Chaldean oversampling of the 2013 MiBRFS using an Arab surname sampling strategy, producing the first statewide probability sample of Arab/Chaldeans.


  • Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)
  • Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship
  • College of Human Medicine
  • Department of Sociology
  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services


Miles A. McNall

Director for Community-Engaged Research, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship