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Purdue University, Ph.D.
California State University, Los Angeles, M.A.
University of Washington, B.S.
Dr. Lui conducts research on minority mental health and health disparities.She is interested in how people from diverse sociocultural backgrounds make sense of the world, and how their lived experiences associated with culture, ethnicity, and race affect their psychopathology and addictive behaviors.Using a social ecological framework, she studies intercultural contact (e.g., acculturation, discrimination), close social relationships (e.g., romantic relationship, intergenerational conflict), and intrapersonal characteristics (e.g., personality, cultural orientations) as determinants of psychopathology, primarily alcohol (mis)use. Through this program of research, Dr. Lui seeks to inform and influence clinical interventions that are most effective in alleviating distress and improving psychological functioning across diverse ethnocultural groups.To the extent that knowledge on the prediction and explanation of human psychology only is as good as our ability to assess these concepts, she has the expertise in scale development and evaluation of the quality of psychological measures.
Dr. Lui was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science and was selected by the Society for Clinical Psychology to receive the2019Samuel M. Turner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology.
Areas of Research Expertise:
Cultural Values and Acculturation Orientation
Racial Discrimination and Intercultural Contact
Romantic and Marital Relationships
Personality and Individual Differences
Measurement Development and Evaluation