Huang, Cindy Y. (cyh2110)

Cindy Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology
Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology

Office Location:

422P Thmps

Office Hours:

Wednesdays @ 11am-12:30pm

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Huang's research focuses on understanding the cultural factors associated child development and psychopathology for ethnic minority and immigrant youth, and the prevention of psychopathology for these youth.  Specifically, Dr. Huang's work identified the culturally-relevant risk and protective factors that influence outcomes for minority and immigrant youth and families.  She translates this research into culturally informed, evidence-based interventions for minority youth and their families.

Clinically, Dr. Huang has experience with evidence-based parenting interventions, and behavioral interventions treating social-emotional and behavioral problems for young children with developmental disabilities and trauma backgrounds. She has expertise in psychological and cognitive assessments with children and adolescents and worked with young children, school-aged children, and adolescents in the community and child welfare systems.

Educational Background

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Oregon

M.A., Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University 

B.A., San Diego State University

Department of Psychiatry, Yale  University School of Medicine (Predoctoral Internship)

Divison of Prevention and Community Research, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine (Postdoctoral Fellowship)

Asian American Center on Disparities Research, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis (Postdoctoral Fellowship)

Selected Publications

  1. Huang, C. Y., & Tsai, W. (2022). Asian American parents’ experiences of stress, discrimination, and mental health during COVID-19. Families, Systems, & Health. Advance online publication.
  2. Huang, C. Y., Nishioka, S. A., Hunt, E., & Wong, S. (2021). Mental health in schools: Issues and considerations for promoting positive youth outcomes. In M. O'Reilly, & J. N. Lester (Eds.), The Palgrave Encylopedia of Critical Perspectives on Mental Health. New York, NY: Springer Nature.
  3. Huang, C. Y., Nishioka, S. A., Zane, N. W., & Uchigakiuchi, P. (2021). Examining risk and protective predictors of substance use among low-income Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander adolescents. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.
  4. Arora, P. G., Alvarez, K., Huang, C. Y., & Wang, C. (2020). A Three-Tiered Model for Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Immigrant-Origin Youth in Schools. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 1-12. doi: 10.1007/s10903-020-01048-9
  5. Misra, S., Wyatt, L. C., Wong, J. A., Huang, C. Y., Ali, S. H., Trinh-Shevrin, C., ... & Kwon, S. C. (2020). Determinants of depression risk among three Asian American subgroups in New York City. Ethnicity & Disease, 30(4), 553-562. doi: 10.18865/ed.30.4.553
  6. Hunt, E. & Huang, C. Y. (2020). Mental Health of Asian American and Pacific Islander Sexual and Gender Minorities.  In E. Rothblum (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health.
  7. Nishioka, S. A., Huang, C. Y., & Zane, N. W. (2019). Friend or Foe: Empirically-supported treatments for cultural minority clients.  In L. Benuto, F. Gonzalez, & J. Singer (Eds.), Handbook for Cultural Factors in Behavioral Health: A Guide for the Helping Professional.  New York, NY: Springer International Publishing AG.  
  8. Huang, C. Y., Roberts, Y. H., Costeines, J., & Kaufman, J. S. (2019). Longitudinal trajectories of parenting stress among ethnic minority adolescent mothers. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-11. doi: 10.1007/s10826-019-01356-1
  9. Connell, C. M., Bory, C., Huang, C. Y., Genovese, M., Moss-Racusin, L., Caron, & Tebes, J. K. (2019). Caseworker assessment of child risk and functioning and their relation to service use in the child welfare system.  Child and Youth Services Review. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.01.027
  10. Huang, C. Y. & Connell, C. M. (2018). Racial/ethnic differences in alcohol use trajectories among adolescents involved in child welfare.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.
  11. Huang, C. Y., & Zane, N. W. (2016). Cultural influences in mental health treatment.  Current Opinion in Psychology, 8, 131-136. doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2015.10.009
  12. Huang, C. Y., Costeines, J., Ayala, C., & Kaufman, J. S. (2013). Parenting stress, social support, and depression for ethnic minority adolescent mothers: Impact on child development. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-8. doi: 0.1007/s10826-013-9834-y. PMCID: PMC3956110
  13. Stormshak, E. A., Margolis, K., Huang, C. Y., & Dishion, T. J. (2012). Implementation of a family-centered, school-based intervention to prevent student academic and behavioral problems. In B. Kelly, & D. F. Perkins (Eds.), Handbook of Implementation Science for Psychology in Education (pp. 264-276). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
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