Alice W. Cheng, PhD
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Alice W. Cheng, PhD

Assistant Professor


Psychology Department

East Hall 203I

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), and color-blind racism.

Selected peer-reviewed publications:

Iwamoto, D.K., Cheng, A., Zamboanga, B., & Grivel, M. (2015). Asian American and White College Students’ Heavy Episodic Drinking Behaviors and Alcohol-Related Problems. Substance Use and Misuse.

Iwamoto, D. K., Grivel, M., Cheng, A., Clinton, L., & Kaya, A. (2015). Asian American Women and Alcohol-Related Problems: The Role of Multidimensional Feminine Norms. Journal of Immigrant Minority Health. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1007/s10903-015-0159-3

Tsai, J., Desai, M. U., Cheng, A. W., & Chang, J. (2014). 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. Advanced online publication. 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 Presentations: 

Cheng, A. W., Iwamoto, D. K., *Budgazaz, M., *Pogan, S., & *McMullen, D. (2015, August). Model Minority Stereotype and Alcohol Use Disorders: Diagnostic Implications for Asian Americans. Research symposium to be presented at Division 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse). American Psychological Association 2015 Annual Convention in Toronto, Canada. 

Cheng, A. W., *O’Brien, J. M., *Budgazad, M., *Brady, K., & *Sanchez, P. (2015, August). Model Minority Stereotype: Influence in Perceived Mental Health Needs for Asian Americans. Research poster to be presented at Division 9 (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues). American Psychological Association 2015 Annual Convention in Toronto, Canada. 

Cheng, A. W., *Budgazad, M., *Pogan, S., *McMullen, D. & *Yaghoubi, I. (October 2014). Model Minority

Stereotype and Alcohol Use Disorders: Diagnostic Implications for Asian AmericansResearch symposium to be presented at the 2014 Diversity Challenge at Boston College, Boston, MA.

Kaya, A, Cheng, A.W., Grivel, M., Clinton, L., & Iwamoto, D.K. (August, 2014). Asian American women, alcohol-related problems, and multidimensional feminine norms. Poster presentations at the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC.

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. Research poster 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. Research poster 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.