First Advisor

Betty Izumi

Date of Award

Summer 8-4-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Public Health Studies: Community Health Promotion and University Honors


Health Studies




COVID-19 Pandemic (2020- ) -- Influence -- Research, Asian Americans -- Mental health, Pacific Islander Americans -- Mental health




The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, along with the rest of the population globally, has been facing disruptions emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic in all parts of life. However, with the significant rise in racism, the AAPI community has had to confront a set of new challenges in their lives. Utilizing studies and literature written over the course of the pandemic, the purpose of this literature review is to examine the impacts observed on mental health outcomes among AAPIs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper aims to collect and present information surrounding the impact on mental health outcomes (i.e., anxiety, depression, distress, PTSD) within the AAPI community, along with identifying future possibilities towards addressing negative mental health outcomes for AAPIs.


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