OUR TEAM

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HYEOUK CHRIS HAHM, PHD, LCSW

Lead Researcher

Hyeouk Chris Hahm is a researcher dedicated to reducing health disparities with a particular emphasis on building empirical evidence of health risk behaviors (e.g., self-harm, suicide and HIV risk behaviors). Funded by NIMH grants (K01 and R34), Hahm has developed and tested theoretical framework that explains suicide behaviors among Asian American women. Further, she developed culturally grounded interventions: AWARE (Asian American Women’s Actions in Resilience and Empowerment) and Youth AWARE, which has been implemented in colleges and high schools. Hahm is a recipient of a research mentor award at Boston University and innovator’s award from Asian Women for Health. Click here to view the AWARE Lab website.

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CINDY H. LIU, PHD

Lead Researcher

Cindy H. Liu, Ph.D. is currently an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Her areas of investigation include the measurement and mechanisms of psychosocial stress, cultural differences in socio-emotional development, and developmental and culturally based interventions that reduce mental health disparities. She received her degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon. She served as the Director of Multicultural Research at the Commonwealth Research Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for six years prior to her current position as the Director of the Developmental Risk and Cultural Resilience (DRCR) Program within Pediatric Newborn Medicine and Psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Click here to view the DRCR Lab website.

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SUNAH HYUN, EDM, PHD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sunah received her B.A. in Social and Cultural Communication from the University of Washington, Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Ph.D. in Child Study and Human Development from Tufts University. She is a community-based researcher whose chief aim is to develop culturally responsive interventions and conduct research to foster healthy development and school success for children and families. Her current research focuses on understanding low-income immigrant families, children’s cultural adjustments in the US context, and identifying specific areas of resilience to address the risks that arise for these vulnerable groups.

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EMILY ZHANG, MA

Research Assistant

Emily received her bachelor’s degree in Community Health and Child Development and her Master's degree in Clinical Developmental Health and Psychology from Tufts University. She is interested in culturally-sensitive and community-based research with youth and families regarding mental health prevention, education, and interventions.

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FIFI WONG, BA

Research Assistant

Fifi received her B.A. in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University. Her time living in and interacting with people from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Asian communities within the United States sparked her interest in the development and revision of culturally-based mental health prevention, intervention, and psychoeducation. 

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