I have dedicated 25 years to advance multicultural health such as being involved in the Management and Steering Committees of the NSW Government Multicultural Health Communication Services of NSW (advocating for cultural appropriate rather than linguistically correct translation of health information)
I am on the Management Committee of the Australian Chinese Medical Association (ACMA), a trustee and past president of the ACMA Charitable Trust and CanRevive Charitable Foundation. I host a popular weekly community radio health talk show, write weekly health columns in community newspapers, and appear on community TV health programs. I contributed to the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the Registration for Chinese Medicine Practitioners in 2005 and more recently the RACMA Reference Group and the CASS Care Working Party for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. I was appointed as the NSW Health Pathology endorsed COVID-19 educator for the Chinese Australian Community, established a genetic disease (familial hypercholesterolaemia) support service for Arabic-speaking communities in 2004 (Winner of 2005 NSW Premier’s Gold Award as the best service delivered in NSW. CASS Care delivers age, disability and child care care, services to Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian and other communities. CanRevive delivers cancer support services to Cantonese- and Mandarin-speaking communities. I was acknowledged as a “Pandemic Hero” in 2020 and an “Unsung Hero” in 2021 for my contribution to COVID-19 education. Professionally, I am a trained pathologist, Director of Core Pathology and Clinical Chemistry Services of NSW Health Pathology West Sector and Director of Westmead Hospital Lipid & Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Clinic.
Academically, I am an associate professor at Western Sydney University and associated with the Vascular Research Centre at Westmead Hospital.