Clinical & community psychology.
Immigrant psychology, families, and communities as well as social justice, and health-risk behaviors.
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 both health and mental 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 minority 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 teaches graduate and undergraduate courses: Abnormal Psychology, Community Psychology, Immigrant Psychology and Psychology of Diversity.