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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)
  • Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative
  • College of Human Medicine
  • Department of Sociology
  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services


Miles A. McNall

Director, Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology

Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative