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May 2024

Congrats to Rachel on graduating from USF with a BA in Psychology, Honors concentration! She was named the 2024 recipient of the Fred Minnigerode Memorial Award for outstanding student in psychology and will start her Clinical Psychology PhD in August!

May 2024

Rachel delivers her first paper presentation about the impact of rejection sensitivity on COVID-19 anti-Asian at USF's 2024 Creative Activity and Research Day (CARD). She also presents her honors psychology thesis poster in a poster session.

April 2024

Emily's very first peer-reviewed publication as first author has been published in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities! This mixed-methods study highlighted the adaptive and adverse coping effects emerging from anti-Asian racism and additionally studied the role that identity plays in this relationship. Read the full article here

April 2024

Dr. Yang is invited to present a research talk at the Association for Asian American Studies 2024 conference in Seattle, WA.

April 2024

Rachel is selected as the 2024 recipient of USF's Archbishop Oscar Romero award! The Archbishop Oscar Romero Award is presented to an undergraduate or graduate student who strives to alleviate poverty and oppression.

April 2024

Congrats to Emily and Rachel, who applied to Social and Clinical Psychology Ph.D. programs this cycle and received multiple offers! Emily will be pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, Personality & Social Contexts program starting in August 2024. She is excited to re-enter the academic space and pursue social equity-related research questions! Rachel will be pursuing her Ph.D. at the Southern Methodist University Clinical Psychology program in August 2024. She is so excited to continue collaborating with other researchers and community members in addressing discrimination research questions!

November 2023

Dr. Yang presents at ISTSS with the special assistance of Kyrie, who received her "First Time Attendee" conference badge!

May 2023

Congrats to Aisha for graduating from USF with a BA in Psychology along with a minor in Public Service and Community Engagement! She will be working at the National Alliance on Mental Illness in San Francisco as a Resource Coordinator to help support programs across the organization and assist in connecting members of our communities with mental health resources and services.

May 2023

Congratulations to Quyen who just earned her Ph.D. in Psychology! Her dissertation is titled, "Intimate partner violence among sexual minority adults in consensual non-monogamous relationships." Quyen will be moving on to Northwestern University for her postdoctoral fellowship at the Family Institute.

May 2023

Aisha, Janvi, and Rachel present the COVID-19 anti-Asian racism data at the Human Behavior Research Conference at the University of San Francisco.

May 2023

Rachel is selected for USF's Excellence in Leadership and Service award for her work around campus, as well as her volunteer service around the larger San Francisco community!

April 2023

Aisha, Janvi, and Rachel present the COVID anti-Asian racism data at the Human Behavior Research Conference at the University of San Francisco. Their presentation won 2nd place! 

April 2023

Emily delivers her first conference research talk on a mixed methods study examining the influences of ethnic identity and internalized racism on experiences of COVID anti-Asian racism at the 103rd Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association Conference in Riverside, CA.

April 2023

Rachel presents qualitative findings about vicarious experiences of COVID-19 anti-Asian racism at the Diversifying Clinical Psychology virtual conference. Her poster was rated in the top 10% of accepted abstracts and her presentation won 2nd place!

April 2023

Aisha presents at the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP) Diversifying Clinical Psychology Conference. She discusses qualitative findings on anti-Asian racism during COVID-19 and mental health outcomes along with the influences of ethnic identity and internalized racism. 

February 2023

Dr. Yang presents with USF colleagues on Anti-Racist Pedagogies from the Moment to Movement series at the Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Technology Services Discern, Dream, Design - 3D Symposium.

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November 2022

Quyen chairs a symposium titled, "Understanding the experiences, fears, and effects of discrimination among Asian Americans during COVID-19", and presents data from our mixed-methods COVID
project at ABCT, while Dr. Yang serves as discussant.

May 2022

Dr. Yang was invited to speak at the Center for Cross Cultural Research (CCCR) at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. She also led a methods workshop titled "Integrating qualitative and quantitative approaches in mixed methods research" for researchers and trainees at CCCR. 

April 2022

Sally presents preliminary data from our labor-based grading contract project at the 2022 Western Psychological Association conference.

February 2022

The Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) features Quyen in a Researcher's Spotlight

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January 2022

Emily presents our qualitative media analysis paper at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit. Poster presentation linked here. 

December 2021

Dr. Yang's preliminary RCT dissertation paper receives the honor of being one of the top ten most downloaded AIDS Care articles in 2021.

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June 2021

Quyen receives funding from Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapies and is featured in this article!

March 2021

Dr. Yang was interviewed by PsychCentral about the impact of racism on mental health of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders during COVID, "Anti-Asian Racism Takes Devastating Toll on Community".

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December 2020

Participating in USF Special Events with keynote address by Gopi Kallayil, "The 2020 Vision on Being a Happy Human"

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December 2020

Participating in USF Special Events with keynote address by Gopi Kallayil, "The 2020 Vision on Being a Happy Human"

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December 2020

Dr. Yang participates in the USF Special Events series with keynote address by Gopi Kallayil, "The 2020 Vision on Being a Happy Human".

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December 2020

Participating in USF Special Events with keynote address by Gopi Kallayil, "The 2020 Vision on Being a Happy Human"

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December 2020

Participating in USF Special Events with keynote address by Gopi Kallayil, "The 2020 Vision on Being a Happy Human"

July 2020

The UW Alumni Association interviews Dr. Yang in 
“Alumni who give back”.

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May 2020

Dr. Yang gives a talk hosted by the Center for Research, Artistic and Scholarly Excellence, discussing Psychological Impacts of COVID-19: Understanding and Emerging from Crisis.

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