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American Psychological Association Publishes Special Issue of Psychological Services Edited By PAU Faculty

Joyce Chu, Ph.D. is a Core Associate Professor at Palo Alto University (PAU) and Director of PAU’s Multicultural Suicide Research Center (MSRC). Dr. Chu centers her work on the treatment of mood disorders in young adults, adults, and elderly populations, with an emphasis on ethnic minority populations and diversity work.

She recently worked with colleague Michi Fu to edit a special issue of the American Psychological Association publication Psychological Services entitled “Innovations in Addressing Mental Health Care Disparities”.       

                 “Thirteen years since a U.S. surgeon general’s report declared that African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans and Native Americans receive lower quality mental health care in general than whites, there are still significant barriers to mental health services. These inequities include cost, stigma and poor quality.”


Joyce Chu, Ph.D.

More information can be found in the thirteen articles of the Psychological Services special issue “Innovations in Addressing Mental Health Care Disparities”.

Dr. Chu runs the Ethnic Minority Mental Health Research Group at PAU and is an associated researched with the Center for LGBTQ Evidence-based Applied Research Group and PAU and has published in the area of mental health services for ethnic minorities. 

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