Join us Monday, May 16 at 6:30 pm for a panel on AAPI Mental Health, where local leaders will discuss the general perception of mental health in the AAPI community, cultural challenges of (or solutions for) dealing with AAPI mental health, and mental health issues at the intersection of other communities (AAPI & immigrants, AAPI & LGBTQ+) and more.
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Dr. Khan is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). She is the Training Director for the psychology doctoral training program in the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology (CMTP) at Boston Medical Center and BUSM. She is also the Director for the Center for Multicultural Mental Health (CMMH), providing disaster relief services and trainings locally, nationally, and internationally, and multiculturalism and diversity related trainings, listening sessions, consultations, and workshops. Theoretically, she is trained in Psychodynamic, Post-colonial, Multicultural, and Critical Race and Art theory. Her specialty training is in trauma: individual trauma, group/community based trauma, disaster related trauma, immigration and postcolonial trauma.
Chien-Chi Huang is the founder of Asian Breast Cancer Project and is presently the Executive Director of Asian Women for Health. A skilled and passionate community advocate, Chien-Chi was the Asian Community Program Manager at the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling from 2006 to 2011 and she spearheaded several new health initiatives addressing the unique issues and challenges facing the Asian American community. These initiatives included Asian American Problem Gambling Outreach efforts, Asian American Women’s Mental Health Symposium, Asian American Mental Health Forum, and Immigrants and Refugees Mental Health Network.
Rachael Chen (she/her) will be graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance and certificates in Arts Management and Asian American Studies. Recently, she completed a communications internship with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silkroad Ensemble and looks forward to her Marketing Fellowship with the National Repertory Orchestra. Her multifaceted career also includes working as a Senior Social Media Coordinator with MAP for Health and teaching flute at The Prindle School.
Dr. Xiaoduo Fan is a Board-certified psychiatrist, and a Professor of Psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. He is Director of the UMass MIND Clinical and Research Program. Prior to joining UMass, Dr. Fan was a staff psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School for seven years. Dr. Fan earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Chicago Medical School in Chicago and a master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. He is the director of the UMass Chinese Mental Health Program and the Asian Mental Health Consultation Service.
Heidi Lee, BFA, MEd, CPS, is an artist, teacher, mental health advocate, certified peer specialist (CPS), and mother of a spirited 7-year-old boy who knows all the lyrics to Frozen, Moana, and Sing 1 & 2. Heidi is currently a CPS for Eliot Community Human Service, a visual arts teacher, and a master’s candidate in public policy with a concentration in healthcare management at Northeastern University. Heidi taught high school art for over a decade, then was Art Director at Common Art, where she guided adult artists experiencing homelessness. She then did case management for Boston Health Care’s Homeless Program near Mass and Cass. Heidi’s goal is to help people who experience homelessness, SUD (Substance Use Disorder), and mental health conditions reclaim their dignity. Heidi loves connecting with others over homemade Korean four-course meals and ridiculously strong java. She also studies Brazilian jiu-jitsu and is convinced that everyone can benefit from tree therapy (the Arnold Arboretum is her hit of choice).