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Asian American Center on Disparities Research

University of California, Davis
Psychology Department
149 Young Hall
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Tel: (530) 723-9831
Fax: (530) 752-2087

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AACDR Speaker Series


June 29, 2015 | 166 Young Hall

Mapping the Intersection of Diversity and Psychological Clinical Science

Gordon C. Nagayama Hall, Ph.D. | Associate Director of Research in the Center on Diversity and Community | Professor of Psychology | University of Oregon

There has been a sharp disagreement between those who advocate for fidelity of evidence-based interventions and those who advocate for cultural fit. A wide range of effect sizes has been reported in the meta-analyses of the effectiveness of culturally-adapted treatments. Dr. Hall will present a new comprehensive meta-analysis of 61 studies of culturally-adapted treatments involving more than 13,000 participants that provides strong support for the effectiveness of culturally-adapted treatments vs. other conditions.


March 15, 2010 | 157 Young Hall

Domestic Toil: How Korean American Teens and Parents Navigate Immigrant America 

Sumie Okazaki, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology | New York University

Dr. Okazaki conducts research on impact of immigration, community contexts, individual differences, and racial minority status on mental health of Asian American individuals and families. With a colleague at Illinois, Dr. Okazaki is currently working on a study of Korean American teens and their immigrant parents in Chicago (Domestic toil: How Korean American teens and parents negotiate immigrant America). She and her colleagues are also co-editing a book about early study abroad students from Korea who migrate to English-speaking countries during primary or secondary school years (South Korea’s education exodus: The life and challenges of early study abroad). [download presentation slides]


March 8, 2010 | Mee Room, Memorial Union

Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Manifestation, Dynamics, and Impact

Derald Wing Sue, Ph.D. | Professor of Psychology and Education | Teachers College, Columbia University

Derald Wing Sue is Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He served as presidents of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, the Society of Counseling Psychology, and the Asian American Psychological Association. Dr. Sue is an Associate Editor of the American Psychologist and continues to be a consulting editor for numerous publications. He is author of over 150 publications, including 15 books, and is well known for his work on racism/antiracism, cultural competence, multicultural counseling and therapy, and social justice advocacy. Two of his books, Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice and Overcoming our Racism: The Journey to Liberation(Wiley) are considered classics in the field. His most recent publication Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation was released in February 2010. Dr. Sue’s most recent research on racial, gender, and sexual orientation microaggressions have been a major breakthrough in understanding how everyday slights, insults and invalidations toward marginalized groups create psychological harm to their mental and physical health, and create disparities for them in education, employment and health care. A national survey has identified Derald Wing Sue as “the most influential multicultural scholar in the United States” and his works are among the most frequently cited. [download presentation slides]


December 14, 2009 | 157 Young Hall

Emotions and Development of Depression in Asian Americans

Joyce Chu, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor of Psychology | Palo Alto University

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August 17, 2009 | 157 Young Hall

Asian American Mental Health Issues: Personal Reflections

Keh-Ming Lin, M.D., M.P.H. | Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry | University of California, Los Angeles

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October 30, 2008 | 166 Young Hall

Asian American Suicide and Depression: Voices of Women Survivors

Eliza Noh, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies | California State University, Fullerton

Dr. Noh will discuss the results of her research study about suicide among Asian American women. The talk will focus specifically on how issues of gender and race influence Asian American female suicidality, using excerpts from interviews with suicide survivors as narrative examples. The talk will also cover the prevalence of suicide among college-aged Asian American men and women. [download presentation slides]


January 16, 2008 | 3201 Hart Hall

Spaces, Places, and Mental Health

David Takeuchi, Ph.D. | Associate Dean for Research, School of Social Work | Professor, Department of Sociology & School of Social Work | University of Washington

Overview: A considerable body of research suggests that certain residential patterns, especially segregation, are harmful to the well-being of African Americans. Despite this empirical trend, research onthe effects of residential spaces on the health among Asian Americans and Latinos has demonstrated inconsistent effects. We use multilevel analyses to test competing hypotheses regarding whether facets of residential patterns, in particular ethnic density and isolation, are harmful or beneficial to the well-being of Asian and Latino Americans. We use data from the 2000 US Census and the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS) to test these hypotheses. In this talk, I will also address some future directions in thinking about geographic spaces and call for more attention to the social construct of place as a potentially meaningful link to the health of different racial and ethnic groups. [download presentation slides]


December 13, 2007 | 3201 Hart Hall

Indigenous Explanations of Schizophrenia and Stigma as a ‘Moral’ Process among Immigrant Chinese: Developing Culturally Syntonic Treatments

Lawrence H. Yang, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor of Epidemiology | Mailman School of Public Health | Columbia University

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