Ming-der Chang

Ming-der Chan
Vice President of Asian Initiatives, American Cancer Society- Eastern Division

Education: Ph.D. in Chemistry of Columbia University
What I’m Reading: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
My Philosophy: Fulfill my responsibilities as human being
Interests: Reading
Website: www.cancer.com
Primary Business: Not-For-Profit

What motivated you to choose your field/career path? How did you come by your current position?
To give back to my community and bridge the gap in accessing cancer care in the Asian community.

“We need more Asians in policy-making positions in all fields.”

How do you think Asian Americans have evolved in terms of industry/field diversity?
Due to the strong economic growth and buying power, more industries have to establish or increase their resources tailored for Asian market

What do you think is the greatest issue or dilemma facing the Asian/Pacific-American community today?
Many Asians still shy away from advocacy and politics. We do not voice our need, concern and fight for our right. We need more people in policy making positions.

What are the major values of your heritage? How have they helped you in your career?
Diligence, discipline, humility.