Clinical & community psychology; Immigrant psychology & families; Diversity; Feminism
Clinical and Community PsychologyImmigrant Psychology and CommunitiesCultural and Diversity PsychologyFeminist Psychology
Dr. Dinh joined the faculty in 2001 and her areas of academic interests are in clinical and community psychology. She is particularly interested in the effects of cultural changes and stress on the adaptation of immigrant individuals and families. Her research involves investigations of acculturative influences and their impact on the quality of interpersonal relationships and adjustment, including mental health and physical health outcomes. Her overall goal for her research program is to contribute to a better understanding of immigrant psychology and to develop intervention programs that facilitate the successful adaptation of incoming immigrants to the United States. She is also interested in issues of diversity and social justice in understanding the life experiences of immigrant and other diverse populations. She received an NIH National Health Disparities Research Service Award and frequently serves as a consultant for the National Institute of Mental Health. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race, and the Society for the Psychology of Women.