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Khanh Dinh

Khanh Dinh
Khanh T. DinhProfessor
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    Psychology
  • Phone
    (978) 934-3916
  • Email

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

Biography

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.

Selected 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

Selected 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 36: pp. 150-171. doi: 10.1177/0276236616648648
  • Dinh, K.T. (2016) " Psychosocial Adjustment of Asian Immigrants in Relation to Migration and Resettlement Factors. ," Journal of Psychological Sciences 2: pp. 1-12
  • Dinh, K.T., Le, P.L. (2015) "The Intersection of Gender and Ethnicity: Asian–Pacific Islander American Women," American Psychological Association pp. 135-157
  • Dinh, K.T., Ho, I.K., 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.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
  • 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
  • Dinh, K.T., McHale, J., Rao, N. (2014) "Understanding Coparenting and Family Systems Among East and Southeast Asian-heritage Families," Springer Science pp. 163-173
  • 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,"
  • Dinh, K.T., Ho, I.K., 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
  • Dinh, K.T., McHale, J.P., 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,"
  • Dinh, K.T., Ho, I.K. (2011) "Cervical Cancer Screening among Southeast Asian American Women," Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 13:(1) pp. 49-60
  • Dinh, K.T., Ho, I.K. (2011) "Erratum: Cervical Cancer Screening among Southeast Asian American Women ," Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 13:(2) pp. 413
  • Dinh, K.T., Vo-Jutabha, E.D., 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
  • Dinh, K.T., Ho, I.K., 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
  • Dinh, K.T., Liu, L.L., Lau, A.S., Chen, A.C., 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
  • Dinh, K.T., Su, Y.K., Benner, A.D., Ongbongan, K., Acob, J., 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
  • Dinh, K.T., Weinstein, T.L. (2006) "Predictors of Academic-related Outcomes among Cambodian High School Students ,"
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dinh, K.T., Burt, R.D., Peterson, A.V., Sarason, I.G. (2000) "Predicting Adolescent Smoking: A Prospective Study of Personality Characteristics," Preventive medicine 30: pp. 115-125
  • Dinh, K.T., Kealey, K.A., Peterson, A.V., Gaul, M.A. (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
  • Dinh, K.T., Sarason, I.G., Mankowski, E.S., Peterson, A.V. (1992) "Adolescents' Reasons for Smoking," Journal of School Health 62: pp. 185-190

Selected 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.

Selected 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 -
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  • University Research (2006), Grant - University Research & Scholarship Council Seed Grant
  • Scholar in the City Award (2006), Grant - Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center
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  • 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
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  • Diversity (2003), Grant - Council on Diversity and Pluralism Research Grant
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  • Diversity (2003), Grant - Council on Diversity and Pluralism Travel Grant
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  • Institute for Asian American Studies Research Grant (2002), Grant - University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Faculty Contract, Center for Family, Work and Community (2002), Contract - (GEARUP)
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  • 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