Teaching and/or Research Emphasis and Interest Areas
Geriatrics, Ethnic Minority Populations, and Diversity
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Michigan (2006)
M.A., Psychology, Stanford University
B.A., Psychology, Stanford University
Joyce Chu, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor & Director Multicultural Suicide Research Center (MSRC) at Palo Alto University. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in psychology at Stanford University, her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan, and did a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Chu’s work is focused around the treatment of mood disorders in young adults, adults, and elderly populations. She has a particular emphasis on ethnic minority populations and diversity work. Her research is community-collaborative and aims to understand barriers to service use and develop culturally congruent outreach and treatment options for underserved communities.
In 2012, Dr. Chu received the APA Division 12 Samuel M. Turner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology. In 2013, she was awarded the AAPA Early Career Award from the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA).
Her research is focused around understanding and improving mental health services for ethnic minority individuals with depression, particularly among older adults and Asian Americans. Additionally, Dr. Chu runs the Ethnic Minority Mental Health Research Group at PAU and is an associated researcher with the Center for LGBTQ Evidence-based Applied Research Group at PAU.
Chu, J., Floyd, R., Diep, H., Pardo, S., Goldblum, P., & Bongar, B. (2013). Cultural Assessment of Risk for Suicide Measure.
Akutsu, P. D., & Chu, J. P. (2012). Issues in the research and assessment of psychopathology in Asians. In E. C. Chang (Ed.) , Handbook of adult psychopathology in Asians: Theory, diagnosis, and treatment (pp. 30-56). New York, NY US: Oxford University Press.
Chu, J. P., & Akutsu, P. D. (2010). Intergenerational masculinity strain among Asian American men: Emotion, coping, and therapy approaches. In W. Ming Liu, D. Kenji Iwamoto, M. H. Chae (Eds.) , Culturally responsive counseling with Asian American men (pp. 83-107). New York, NY US: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.
Areán, P. A., Alexopoulos, G., & Chu, J. P. (2008). Cognitive behavioral case management for depressed low-income older adults. In D. Gallagher-Thompson, A. M. Steffen, L. W. Thompson (Eds.) , Handbook of behavioral and cognitive therapies with older adults (pp. 219-232). New York, NY US: Springer Science + Business Media.
Chang, E. C., Chang, R., & Chu, J. P. (2007). In Search of Personality in Asian Americans: What We Know and What We Don't Know. In F. L. Leong, A. Ebreo, L. Kinoshita, A. G. Inman, L. Yang, M. Fu (Eds.) , Handbook of Asian American psychology (2nd ed.) (pp. 265-281). Thousand Oaks, CA US: Sage Publications, Inc.
Chu, J., Floyd, R., Diep, H., Pardo, S., Goldblum, P., & Bongar, B. (2013). A Tool for the Culturally Competent Assessment of Suicide: The Cultural Assessment of Risk for Suicide (CARS) Measure. Psychological Assessment, 25(2), 424-434.
Sue, S., Ka Yan Cheng, J., Saad, C. S., & Chu, J. P. (2012). Asian American Mental Health. American Psychologist, 67(7), 532-544.
Chu, J. P., Emmons, L., Wong, J., Goldblum, P., Reiser, R., Barrera, A. Z., & Byrd-Olmstead, J. (2012). The Public Psychology Doctoral Training Model: Training Clinical Psychologists in Community Mental Health Competencies and Leadership. Training & Education In Professional Psychology, 6(2), 76-83.
Chu, J. P., Emmons, L., Wong, J., Goldblum, P., Reiser, R., Barrera, A. Z., & Byrd-Olmstead, J. (2012). Public Psychology: A Competency Model for Professional Psychologists in Community Mental Health. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 43(1), 39-49.
Chu, J. P., Huynh, L., & Areán, P. (2012). Cultural adaptation of evidence-based practice utilizing an iterative stakeholder process and theoretical framework: problem solving therapy for Chinese older adults. International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, 27(1), 97-106.
Bistricky, S. L., Mackin, R., Chu, J. P., & Areán, P. A. (2010). Recruitment of African Americans and Asian Americans with late-life depression and mild cognitive impairment. The American Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, 18(8), 734-742.
Chentsova-Dutton, Y. E., Tsai, J. L., Chu, J. P., Rottenberg, J., Gross, J. J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2007). Depression and Emotional Reactivity: Variation Among Asian Americans of East Asian Descent and European Americans. Journal Of Abnormal Psychology, 116(4), 776-785.
Akutsu, P. D., Tsuru, G. K., & Chu, J. P. (2006). Prioritized assignment to intake appointments for Asian Americans at an ethnic-specific mental health program. Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology, 74(6), 1108-1115.