Howard Shih is the Research and Policy Director for the Asian American Federation. Mr. Shih has authored or co-authored a number of reports on Asian Americans, including an analysis of city government funding to social service organizations serving Asian Americans in New York City, Making America Work: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the Workforce and Business, various profiles of Asian Americans in New York City, and The State of Asian American Children 2014. Mr. Shih has also published two articles in UCLA’s AAPI Nexus Journal, one on poverty among Asian New Yorkers and one as a co-author comparing Asians in the New York and Los Angeles metro areas.
In addition, Mr. Shih is responsible for the Federation’s Census Information Center (CIC), officially designated by the Census Bureau as a repository of Census data for improving data access to underserved communities. The CIC collaborates with Asian American community-based organizations to effectively utilize data to serve and advocate on behalf of their constituents. Mr. Shih also led the Federation’s 2010 Census outreach initiative to encourage Asian Americans to fully participate in the decennial census.