Date of Graduation

Summer 8-26-2015

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


School of Nursing and Health Professions

First Advisor

Alba Diaz

Second Advisor

Michelle Potthoff Wylie

Third Advisor

Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharya


Working and completing over 300 hours at the Asian Health Institute (AHI) allowed me the bridge the gap between AHI and the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) to address restaurant sanitation to the Asian community to prove whether past research and perceptions are correct that Asian restaurants are the least clean out of other restaurants cuisines.

This paper uses data collected from SFDPH as a means to investigate possible correlations such as location and price of the restaurants in relation to the health score. Additionally, subgroups of Asian cuisine are examined and ranked according to average health score. The use of the survey examines customer’s perception of cleanliness among different cuisines. Although selection bias and limited number of respondents made it difficult to obtain results, the survey as well as the data obtained from SFDPH revealed that Asian restaurants in general have lower sanitation score than other cuisines.


Appreciation and Gratitude for everyone who has supported me

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