Dr. Huang’s research addresses mental health disparities in ethnic minority and immigrant youth populations by examining cultural factors that impact child and adolescent development through parenting behaviors, values, and beliefs, and translating these findings into culturally-informed interventions. Her lab seeks to develop evidence-based prevention interventions that are culturally informed to improve access and quality of care for ethnic minority and immigrant children and adolescents.
Christine B. Cha, Ph.D.
Dr. Cha’s research seeks to better understand and prevent suicidal thoughts and behaviors in adolescents by improving assessment of suicide risk. Her lab applies principles from social and cognitive psychology to better understand how we can more objectively assess suicide risk, and how cognitive and other types of risk factors vary between adolescents and adults through laboratory experiments, hospital-based data collection, and meta-analyses.
May is currently in her second-year in the Masters in Psychology in Education program at Teachers College. Her research interests include prevention of psychopathology (i.e. suicide) across the lifespan, risk factors unique to different cultures (i.e. Asian American families), and adaptation of culturally tailored interventions for ethnic minority youth. In her spare time, she volunteers as a crisis counselor, and has taught children of various grade levels in after-schools and summer camps.
Silvia is a incoming doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she also received her Master's degree. She is an international student from Brazil where she started her studies in Psychology. Her research focuses on culturally-informed mental health interventions for multiethnic children and families. Among her personal interests, she enjoys speaking and learning other languages, such as French and Spanish.
Gabrielle is currently in her second-year of the Masters in Psychology in Education program at Teachers College. Her research interests include understanding prospective risk factors for suicide and non-suicidal self-injury in order to prevent and treat the onset of such behaviors. In addition, she is interested in how these behaviors intersect with other psychopathologies (i.e. eating disorders). In her spare time, Gabrielle enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures.