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.
Silvia is a second-year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she also received her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. In her home country, Brazil, she has specialized in Health Psychology and worked in a pediatric hospital. 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.
Cindy is a first-year master's student in Counseling Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. She earned her B.A. with high honors in Psychology from University of California, Davis as well as her single subject English teaching credential and M.A. in Education from University of California, Berkeley. Prior to attending TC, she was a 12th grade teacher for newcomer immigrant students in San Francisco. Her current research interests include bilingualism and English language acquisition among non-alphabetic L1 speakers, parent-child relationships, and intergenerational conflict in Asian immigrant families. She speaks fluent Cantonese and Taishanese (a Chinese dialect). In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, hiking, and watching Korean dramas.
Emily is a first-year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. She earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Teacher’s College and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Theater from Wesleyan University. Her research interests focus on both physical and psychological barriers faced by Asian-American individuals and families when it comes to seeking mental health services, racial identity development in multiracial individuals, and sexuality and its impact on emotional well-being. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, theater, walking her dog, and teaching fitness classes.
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.