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Khanh Dinh

Khanh Dinh
Khanh T. DinhProfessor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentPsychology
  • Phone(978) 934-3916
  • Emailkhanh_dinh@uml.edu

Research Interests

Clinical & community psychology

Immigrant psychology, families, and communities as well as social justice and health-risk behaviors

Education

  • Other: Prevention Science, (2001), Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ
  • Ph D: Clinical Psychology, (1999), University of Washington - Seattle, WA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Psychological Adjustment and the Quality of Parent-Child Relationships among Asian Americans: Acculturation and Parent-Child Acculturation Conflict
  • BA: Psychology, (1990), University of Washington - Seattle, WA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Parent-Child Relationships in Vietnamese Immigrant Families

Awards and Honors

  • National Research Service Award, Scholarship/Research - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Teachers Award Nominee, Student Government Association, Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Psychology, Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Best Conference Presentation Award (2011), Scholarship/Research - Asian American Psychological Association Division of Women
  • Best Conference Presentation Award (2011) - Division of Women of the Asian American Psychological Association
  • Invited Listing in Vietnamese Elite Directory of Professionals (2011) - (www.vnelite.com)
  • Invited to join Expert Network (2010) - Roundtable Group, Inc.
  • Marquis Who's Who in America (61st Edition) (2007) - Marquis Who's Who in America (61st Edition)
  • Scholar in the City Award, (2006) - Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, Lowell, MA
  • National Health Disparities Research Scholar (2004) - National Institutes of Health
  • Research Fellowship Award (2002) - Institute for Asian American Studies
  • Research Fellowship Award; Institute for Asian American Studies (2002), Scholarship/Research - Institute for Asian American Studies, UMass Boston
  • National Research Service Award (2001), Service, Professional - National Institute of Mental Health
  • National Research Service Award (1999), Service, Professional - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Wagner Conference Travel Award (1996) - University of Washington
  • Wagner Conference Travel Award (1995) - University of Washington
  • Guthrie Prize; Best Undergraduate Psychology Honors Thesis (1990) - University of Washington
  • Golden Key National Honor Society (1988) - Golden Key
  • University Tuition Scholarship (1986) - University of Washington

Publications

  • McCabe, A., Dinh, K.T. (2016) "Agency and Communion, Ineffectiveness and Alienation Themes in the Life Stories of Latino and Southeast Asian Adolescents," Imagination, Cognition and Personality pp. 0276236616648648
  • McCabe, A., Dinh, K.T. (2016) "Agency and Communion, Ineffectiveness and Alienation.," Imagination, Cognition & Personality!!! 36:2 pp. 150 - 171
  • Le, P.L., Dinh, K.T. (2015) "The intersection of gender and ethnicity: Asian–Pacific Islander American women," American Psychological Association pp. 135-157
  • Ho, I.K., Dinh, K.T., Smith, S.A. (2015) "Intimate partner violence and physical health outcomes among Southeast Asian American women," Journal of Health Psychology
  • Dinh, K.T., Holmberg, M., Ho, I., Haynes, M. (2014) "The relationship of prejudicial attitudes to psychological, social, and physical well-being within a sample of college students in the United States," Journal of Cultural Diversity 21: pp. 56-66
  • Dinh, K.T., HOLMBERG, M.D., Ho, I.K., Haynes, M.C. (2014) "The Relationship of Prejudicial Attitudes to Psychological, Social, and Physical Well-being within a Sample of College Students in the United States," Journal of cultural diversity 21:2 pp. 56-66
  • McHale, J., Dinh, K.T., Rao, N. (2014) "Understanding coparenting and family systems among East and Southeast Asian-heritage families," Springer Science pp. 163-173
  • Dinh, K.T., Tsong, Y. (2014) "AAPI women's experiences of racism and heterosexism within the feminist communities," Symposium Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Association of Women in Psychology
  • McHale, J.P., Dinh, K.T., Rao, N. (2014) "Understanding Coparenting and Family Systems Among East and Southeast Asian-Heritage Families," Parenting Across Cultures pp. 163
  • Dinh, K.T., Weinstein, T., Tein, J., Roosa, M. (2013) "A mediation model of the relationship of cultural variables to internalizing and externalizing problem behavior among Cambodian American youth," Asian American Journal of Psychology 4: pp. 176-184
  • Dinh, K.T., Tsong, Y. (2013) "Creating personal and authentic meanings within and outside of professional and family life among AAPI women," Symposium Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Association of Women in Psychology
  • Dinh, K.T., Weinstein, T.L., Tein, J., Roosa, M.W. (2012) "A Mediation Model of the Relationship of Cultural Variables to Internalizing and Externalizing Problem Behavior Among Cambodian American Youth," Asian American Journal of Psychology
  • Dinh, K.T., Le, P.L., Hong, G. (2012) "Family life cycles issues of immigrants from Southeast Asia. Migration and the family life cycle: A guide for therapists,"
  • Ho, I.K., Dinh, K.T., Bellefontaine, S.A., Irving, A.L. (2012) "Sexual harassment and posttraumatic stress symptoms among Asian and white women," Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma 21:(1) pp. 95-113
  • McHale, J.P., Dinh, K.T., Rao, N., Selin, H. (2012) "Understanding co-parenting and family systems in East and Southeast Asian Families. Parenting Across Cultures: Childbearing, Motherhood and Fatherhood in Non-Western Cultures,"
  • Ho, I.K., Dinh, K.T. (2011) "Cervical cancer screening among Southeast Asian American Women," Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 13:(1) pp. 49-60
  • Ho, I.K., Dinh, K.T. (2011) "Erratum: Cervical cancer screening among southeast Asian American Women (Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health DOI: 10.1007/s10903-010-9358-0)," Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 13:(2) pp. 413
  • Vo-Jutabha, E.D., Dinh, K.T., McHale, J.P., Valsiner, J. (2009) "A qualitative analysis of vietnamese adolescent identity exploration within and outside an ethnic enclave," Journal of Youth and Adolescence 38:(5) pp. 672-690
  • Dinh, K.T., Castro, F.G., Tein, J.Y., Kim, S.Y. (2009) "Cultural predictors of physical and mental health status among Mexican American women: A mediation model," American Journal of Community Psychology 43:(1-2) pp. 35-48
  • Ho, I.K., Dinh, K.T., Zhan, L. (2009) "Mentoring Asian students toward the health professions. Asian American voices: Engaging, empowering, and enabling," New York: National League for Nursing pp. 77-90
  • Dinh, K.T., Trinh, N.T., Rho, Y., Sanders, F., Lu, F. (2009) "The A-B-C in clinical practice with Southeast Asians: Basic understanding of immigration and resettlement history. Handbook of mental health and acculturation in Asian American families," Totowa, New Jersey: Humana Press, Inc. pp. 123-141
  • Liu, L.L., Lau, A.S., Chen, A.C., Dinh, K.T., Kim, S.Y. (2009) "The influence of maternal acculturation, neighborhood disadvantage, and parenting on Chinese American adolescents' conduct problems: Testing the segmented assimilation hypothesis," Journal of Youth and Adolescence 38:(5) pp. 691-702
  • Dinh, K.T., Weinstein, T.L., Kim, S.Y., Ho, I.K. (2008) "Acculturative and psychological predictors of academic-related outcomes among Cambodian American high school students," Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement 3: pp. 1-23
  • Su, Y.K., Benner, A.D., Ongbongan, K., Acob, J., Dinh, K.T., Takushi, R.M., Dennerlein, D. (2008) "Children of Filipino Immigrants in Hawai'i: Adolescent Girls' Experiences at Home and at School," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies 6:(4) pp. 591-598
  • Dinh, K.T., Bond, M.A. (2008) "Introduction to special section: The other side of acculturation: Changes among host individuals and communities in their adaptation to immigrant populations," American Journal of Community Psychology 42:(3-4) pp. 283-285
  • Dinh, K.T., Weinstein, T.L., Nemon, M., Rondeau, S. (2008) "The effects of contact with Asians and Asian Americans on White American college students: Attitudes, awareness of racial discrimination, and psychological adjustment," American Journal of Community Psychology 42:(3-4) pp. 298-308
  • Dinh, K.T., Bond, M.A. (2008) "The other side of acculturation: Changes among host individuals and communities in their adaptation to immigrant populations," American Journal of Community Psychology 42: pp. 283-368
  • Weinstein, T.L., Dinh, K.T. (2006) "Predictors of academic-related outcomes among Cambodian high school students by Traci L. Weinstein,"
  • Dinh, K.T., Nguyen, H.H. (2006) "The effects of acculturative variables on Asian American parent-child relationships," Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 23:(3) pp. 407-426
  • Dinh, K.T., Jackson, Y. (2006) "Vietnamese Americans. Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology," Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications pp. 463-469
  • Lopez, V.A., Roosa, M.W., Jenn-Yun Tein, ., Dinh, K.T. (2004) "Accounting for Anglo-Hispanic Differences in School Misbehavior," Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice 2:(1) pp. 27-46
  • Lopez, V.A., Roosa, M.W., Tein, J., Dinh, K.T. (2004) "Accounting for Anglo-Hispanic differences in school misbehavior," Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice 2: pp. 27-46
  • Dinh, K.T., Roosa, M.W., Tein, J.Y., Lopez, V.A. (2002) "The relationship between acculturation and problem behavior proneness in a hispanic youth sample: A longitudinal mediation model," Journal of abnormal child psychology 30:(3) pp. 295-309
  • Burt, R.D., Dinh, K.T., Peterson, A.V., Sarason, I.G. (2000) "Predicting adolescent smoking: A prospective study of personality characteristics," Preventive medicine 30: pp. 115-125
  • Kealey, K.A., Peterson, A.V., Gaul, M.A., Dinh, K.T. (2000) "Teacher training as a behavior change process: Principles and results from a longitudinal study," Health Education & Behavior 27: pp. 64-81
  • Dinh, K.T., Sarason, I.G., Peterson, A.V., Onstad, L.E. (1995) "Children's perceptions of smokers and nonsmokers: A longitudinal study," Health Psychology 14: pp. 32-40
  • Dinh, K.T., Sarason, B.R., Sarason, I.G. (1994) "Parent-child relationships in Vietnamese immigrant families," Journal of Family Psychology 4: pp. 471-482
  • Sarason, I.G., Mankowski, E.S., Peterson, A.V., Dinh, K.T. (1992) "Adolescents' reasons for smoking," Journal of School Health 62: pp. 185-190

Presentations

  • Sharing Wisdom: Vocational Journeys of AAPI Feminist Psychologists. - Annual Convention of the Asian American Psychological Association, August 2012 - Orlando, FL.
  • Acculturation: Theories and Findings - Department of Psychology Fall Colloquium Series, October 2011 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Life Story Interview of Immigrant vs. Non-immigrant Americans. - Symposium: Negotiating Immigrant Identities, October 2011 - Lowell, MA
  • The Relationship of College Students' Prejudicial Attitudes to their Psychological, Social, and Physical Well-Being. - Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 2011 - Washington, DC.
  • In Search of Home and Equality: A Conversation with our AAPA Sisters and Brothers about Sexism and Male Privilege within AAPI Communities. - Annual Convention of the Asian American Psychological Association, August 2011 - Washington, DC.
  • The Relationship of College Students' Prejudicial Attitudes to their Psychological, Social, and Physical Well-Being. - Faculty Research Symposium, August 2011 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • A Mediation Model of the Effects of Acculturative Variables on Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior among Cambodian Youth. - Faculty Research Symposium, October 2010 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Mediators in the Association between Acculturative Variables and Mental Health Outcomes among Asian Americans. - Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 2010 - San Diego, CA.
  • Sexual Harassment and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among Asian and White Female Students. - Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 2010 - San Diego, CA.
  • AAPI Women Psychologists in the Next Decade: Identity, Mentoring, and Networking. - Annual Convention of the Asian American Psychological Association, August 2010 - San Diego, CA.
  • Microaggression Research: Envisioning a Future of Expansion, Collaboration, and Innovation. - Annual Convention of the Asian American Psychological Association, August 2010 - San Diego, CA.
  • The Relationship of Cultural Orientation to Sexual Harassment, Sexual Harassment Attitudes and Sexual Objectification in a Sample of Asian Women. - Annual Convention of the Asian American Psychological Association, August 2010 - San Diego, CA.
  • A Mediation Model of the Effects of Acculturative Variables on Internalizing and Externalizing Problem Behavior among Cambodian Youth. - 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, June 2010 - Denver, CO.
  • Acculturative and Psychosocial Predictors of Academic-Related Outcomes among Cambodian American High School Students. - First Annual Faculty Development Conference, April 2010 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Principles for Practices: Challenges and Lessons in Conducting Research with Asian American Youth Populations. - 12th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action, June 2009 - NJ
  • The Relationship between Ethnic Labels, Psychosocial Factors, and Educational Outcomes among Cambodian American Students. - 12th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action, June 2009 - NJ
  • Reflections of an Ethnic Minority Professor: Diversity Work through Research, Teaching, and Service - The 25th Annual Multicultural Symposium: Challenging Multiculturalism - Understanding and Promoting Principles of Diversity Across Disciplines, April 2008
  • Acculturative Experiences of White College Students in their Contact with Asian Americans. - 11th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action, June 2007 - Pasadena, CA.
  • Acculturative and Psychosocial Predictors of Academic-Related Outcomes among Cambodian American High School Students. - 6th Annual Diversity Challenge Conference, Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, October 2006 - MA
  • The Future of Lowell: Ensuring Academic Success for Cambodian American Youth. - Moses Greeley Parker Lecture Series, September 2006 - MA
  • Sociocultural Predictors of Physical and Mental Health Status among Mexican American Women. - 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, June 2006 - San Antonio, TX.
  • Interconnections among, and the Importance of, Grant Writing, Collaborative Projects, and Community Partnerships. - Scholarly Research Forum of the Office of Research Administration, February 2006 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • The A-B-C in Clinical Practice with Southeast Asians: Basic Understanding of Immigration and Resettlement History. - National Symposium on Families, Acculturation, and Resilience: Implications for Mental Health in Asian Americans, November 2005 - Boston, MA.
  • Changes among Host Individuals and Communities in their Adaptation to Immigrants. - 10th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action, June 2005 - Urbana-Champaign, IL.
  • Master's Degree Level Training in Community Psychology. - 10th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action, June 2005 - Urbana-Champaign, IL.
  • Sexual Harassment in Context: Understanding Departmental Influences. - Annual Meeting of Graduate Women in Science, June 2004 - MA
  • Clash of Cultures: The Quality of Parent-Child Relationships in Asian American Families. - 12th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, May 2004 - Quebec, Canada.
  • Psychosocial Profiles of Asian Immigrants in Relation to Migration and Resettlement Factors. - Department of Psychology Spring Colloquium Series, April 2004 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • The Quality of Parent-Child Relationships in Asian American Families. - Research Symposium, Institute for Asian American Studies, November 2003 - Boston, MA
  • The Student-to-Professional Transition: Positives, Challenges, and Tactics - 9th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, June 2003 - New Mexico, MA
  • Clash of Cultures: Asian Immigrant Families in America. - The Salon, a Faculty Colloquium in the Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, April 2003 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Sexual Harassment in Context: Understanding Departmental Influences. - Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, March 2003 - Toronto, Canada.
  • Key Issues and Challenges in Research with Asian Immigrant Families, November 2002 - MA
  • Sexual Harassment in Context. - Third International Congress on Women, Work, & Health, June 2002 - Stockholm, Sweden.
  • When Cultures Meet: University Outreach in a Multicultural Community. - Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, March 2002 - Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Acculturation Conflict and Parent-Child Relationships in Asian American Families. - Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 1996 - Toronto, Canada.
  • Family Satisfaction in Asian American Families. - Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 1995 - New York, NY
  • Mental Health and Quality of Relationships in Vietnamese Immigrant Families. - Annual Meeting of Southeast Asian Studies, 1993 - Seattle, WA.
  • Adolescents' Reasons for Smokeless Tobacco Use. - Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 1993 - Toronto, Canada.
  • Children's Perceptions of Smokers and Nonsmokers: A Longitudinal Study. - Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 1992 - Washington, DC.
  • Parent-Child Relationships in Vietnamese Immigrant Families. - Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 1991 - San Francisco, CA.

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Life Experiences of Southeast Asian Youth: Acculturation, Social Influences, and Well-Being (2011), Grant - Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work Seed Grants
  • Exploring Identity and Family Relationships in Latino and Asian Adolescents and Young Adults through Personal Narratives and Life Stories (2011), Grant - UMass President's Office 2011 Creative Economy Initiatives Fund
  • Contraception among Southeast Asian Americans: An Exploration of Factors and Themes (2010), Grant - Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work Seed Grants
  • Recruitment & Retention of Cambodian Americans Majoring in Psychology (2007), Grant - American Psychological Association Grant Award
  • Recruitment and Retention of Cambodian Americans Majoring in Psychology (RRCAMP) (2007), Grant -
    Dinh, K.T. (Principal)
  • University Research (2006), Grant - University Research & Scholarship Council Seed Grant
  • Scholar in the City Award (2006), Grant - Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center
    Dinh, K.T.
  • Diversity (2005), Grant - Council on Diversity and Pluralism Research Grant
  • National Health Disparities Research Service Award (2004), Grant - National Institutes of Health
  • Professional Development Award (2004), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Dinh, K.T.
  • Diversity (2003), Grant - Council on Diversity and Pluralism Research Grant
    Dinh, K.T.
  • Diversity (2003), Grant - Council on Diversity and Pluralism Travel Grant
    Dinh, K.T.
  • Institute for Asian American Studies Research Grant (2002), Grant - University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Faculty Contract, Center for Family, Work and Community (2002), Contract - (GEARUP)
    Dinh, K.T.
  • Diversity (2002), Grant - Council on Diversity and Pluralism Research Grant
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  • National Research Service Award (1999), Grant - National Institute of Mental Health