Keng-Yen Huang, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and an Associate Research Scientist in the Institute for Prevention Science at the NYU Child Study Center. Dr. Huang's research interests include pathways of normal and abnormal socio-emotional development in ethnically diverse children and developing policy and culturally sensitive strategies to promote children's mental health.
Dr. Huang is currently the Principal Investigator of the Asian American Children Mental Health project, a study investigating risk and protective factors for Asian American preschool-age children’s mental health problems. This is a collaborated research with the Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH) at New York University and is funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHHD). Prior to this project, Dr. Huang was the Principal Investigator of a study explored anxiety and depression in Asian American, African-American, Latino, and Caucasian youth, funded by the CSAAH. Dr. Huang is also a member of program evaluation teams for Building Blocks, a study focusing on Early Primary Prevention of Conduct Problems; and ParentCorps, a prevention program involving public schools and communities to promote social and academic competence and prevent conduct problems in preschoolers living in socio-economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Dr. Huang earned her MA and PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She earned her BS in Psychology from Kaohsiung Medical College in Taiwan. She completed a postdoctoral training in statistic/quantitative analyses at the NYU Child Study Center.
Dr. Huang is the author of many publications in highly regarded scientific journals, and has been the co-author of two book chapters. She is a member of the Society for Research in Child Development and the Society for Prevention Research.