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Alice W. Cheng, PhD

Assistant Professor

Psychology Department

East Hall 203D

860.768.5148

acheng@hartford.edu


PhD   University of Rhode Island   |   MS   University of Kansas  |   BS   National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan


Alice W. Cheng joined the faculty in 2011. Her research is focused on multicultural competency, racial microaggression (implicit racism), color-blind racism, childhood abuse/trauma, and adult attachment styles.

Selected peer-reviewed publications:

Tsai, J., Desai, M. U., Cheng, A. W., & Chang, J. (In press). The effects of race and other socioeconomic factors on health service use among a nationally representative sample of U.S. veterans. Psychiatric Quarterly.

Cheng, A. W., Lee, C. S., & Iwamoto, D. K. (2012). Heavy Drinking, Poor Mental Health, and Substance Use among Asian-Americans in the NLAAS: A gender-based comparison. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 3(3), 160-167. doi: 10.1037/a0028306

Iwamoto, D. K., Cheng, A., Lee, C. S., &Takamatsu, S. (2011). ” Man-ing” up and Getting Drunk: The Role of Masculine Norms and Alcohol Intoxication among College Men. Addictive Behaviors, 36(2011), 906-911. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2011.04.005

Selected peer-reviewed presentations:

*Indicates student collaborator

Cheng, A. W., *O'Brien, J. M., *Budgazad, M., & *Brady, K. R. (October, 2013). Model Minority Stereotype: Influence in perceived mental health needs for Asian Americans. Research symposium to be presented at the 2013 Diversity Challenge at Boston College, Boston, MA.

*Sanchez, S.P. & Cheng, A. W. (October 2013). The Role of Multiculturalism in the Diagnosis of Autism in Latinos Americans. Research symposium to be presented at the 2013 Diversity Challenge at Boston College, Boston, MA.

Cheng, A. W., *O'Brien, J. M., *Budgazad, M., & *Sanchez, S.P. (July, 2013). When You Remember Me Incorrectly: Influence of attitudes towards Asian Americans on implicit and explicit behaviors. Research Symposium presentation at the Asian American Psychological Associations 2013 Annual Convention. Honolulu, HI.

Kim, G., Kim, A., & Cheng, A. W. (2013, February). Female Faculty of Color Negotiating Leadership: Intersections of Race and Gender. Roundtable to be presented at the 30th Annual Winter Roundtable Conference. New York, NY.

Cheng, A. W., *Sanchez, S. P., & *O’Brien, J. M. (2013, January). The Effect of Mental Health Illness on Family Functioning and Parent-Child Relationship among Latino Americans in the NLAAS. Poster to be presented at the 2013 National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS). Huston, TX.

Cheng, A. W., *O’Brien, J. M., *Sanchez, S. P., & Lee, C.S. (2013, January). Asian American Family Relationship: Gender differences in the experiences of racism and alcohol use. Poster to be presented at the 2013 National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS). Huston, TX.

Cheng, A. W. (2012, August). The Untold Stories: Teaching multicultural psychology using historical and sociopolitical framework in We’re All in This Together: Faculty of Color Teaching Social Justice in Predominantly White Contexts with Suyemoto, K. L., Kim, G. S., & Tran, N. Research symposium presented at Division 2 (Teaching), American Psychological Association 2012 Annual Convention in Orlando, FL.

Cheng, A. W., Fu, M., Cheng, R., & Gock, T. (2012, August). Practice-Based Evidence Research Applied on Culturally Adapted Parenting Interventions among Asian Americans. Symposium panel presentation at the Asian American Psychological Association's 2012 Annual Convention. Orlando, FL.

Cheng, A. W. & Fu, M. (2012, April). Practice-based evidence study applied on Culturally Adapted Parenting Interventions among Asian-Americans in Innovative Community Psychology Practices for California's Future. Research symposium to be presented at California Psychological Association Annual Conference in Monterey, CA.

Cheng, A. W., Lee, C. S., & Iwamoto, D. K. (2011, August). Heavy Drinking, Poor Mental Health, and Substance Use among Asian-Americans in the NLAAS: A gender-based comparison. Poster session presented at Division 27(Community Psychology), American Psychological Association 2011 Annual convention in Washington D.C.

Takamatsu, S., Cheng, A. W. , Beccera, C., Kim, H., Iwamoto, D. K. (2011, April). Poster presented on “Problematic Drinking among Asian American Young Adults: The Role Negative Affect Regulation” at the transdisciplinary conference on mental health research, treatment, and practice among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) held at UCLA and sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), April 30-May 2.

Cheng, A. W., Lee, C. S., & Iwamoto, D. K. (2011, April). Presented paper on “Heavy Drinking, Poor Mental Health, and Substance Use among Asian-Americans in the NLAAS: A gender-based comparison” at the transdisciplinary conference on mental health research, treatment, and practice among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) held at UCLA and sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Los Angeles, CA.

Cheng, A.W., Mena, J.A. Pasupuleti, R., & White, B. C. What are the Implications of Race, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation for Societal Attitudes of Mental Health?(2010, June) Research symposium presented at 2010 American Psychological Association Division 45 Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues Inaugural conference at Ann Arbor, MI.

Lee, C.S., Cheng, A.W., Cook, B., and Chen, Chih-nan (2010, April). An exploratory analysis of the relationship between substance use and mental health disorder by nativity and gender among Asian-Americans. Paper presented at the Asian American Center on Disparities Research Satellite Workshop in New York City. New York University.

Cheng, A. W., Pasupuleti, R., Roberts, C., Sillice, M., Singh, A.,Weissinger, K., & White, B. C. (2009, March). Female graduate students of all colors: What brings us together, what keeps us apart. Roundtable presented at 2009 Association for Women in Psychology 34th Annual Conference at Newport, RI.

Invited Presentations:

*Indicates student collaborator

Cheng, A. W. & *Sanchez, S. P., & *O’Brien, J. M. (2013, February). Mental health disparity among ethnic minorities. Invited lecture at Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc. for Valuing Diversity Quarterly Series in New Britain, CT.

Cheng, A. W. & *Eng, A. (2012, April). Psychological and neuropsychology assessment issues among ethnic minority. Invited panelist for the Cultural Sensitivity and Ethical Issues in Neuropsychology symposium at the Annual convention of Connecticut Neuropsychological Society Conference in Hartford, CT.