Assistant Professor, Ph.D. & M.A.: University of Michigan, B.A.: Smith College, Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of California San Francisco, Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
Dr. Cheng's research & scholarly interests focus on developing enhanced mental health and substance abuse service delivery to underserved populations, including Asian Americans and troubled adolescents. Current studies include: (1) an American Cancer Society and San Francisco Treatment Research Center funded project assessing primary care physicians, clinical behavior in providing depression, alcohol abuse, and nicotine addiction interventions to Chinese American patients, (2) an investigation on adolescents, attitude, knowledge and response to suicide prevention and peer substance abuse.
- BA Smith College
- MA University of Michigan
- PhD University of Michigan
Not teaching this quarter.
Meredith, Cheng, Hickey, & Dwight-Johnson (2007). Factors associated with primary care clinicians’ decision to choose watchful waiting for depression. Psychiatric Services. (72-78).
Nagata & Cheng (2003). Intergenerational transmission of traumatic stress: WWII Japanese American Internment Survivors. Journal of Orthopsychiatry. (266-278).
Bridging the Divide between Primary Care and Specialty Mental Health for Chinese American Patients., August 14, 2008, Boston, MA., Asian American Psychological Association
Grants and Awards
Bridging Primary Care with Specialty Mental Health and Substance Use Intervention for Chinese Americans, California State University Faculty Mini Grant & Summer Fellowship, , , Received June 1, 2008, $3000 + 4 units, For June 1, 2008 to August 31, 2009,
Teens Helping Teens: Depression, Suicide & Drug Use Prevention, California State University Faculty Mini Grant, , , Received June 1, 2007, $4,482 + 4 units, For June 1, 2007 to August 31, 2008,
Depression and Substance Abuse in Primary Care: Examination of Chinese Americans, National Institute of Drug Abuse, , UCSF Treatment Research Center Pilot Grant, Received January 1, 2006, $10,000, For January 1, 2006 to September 1, 2008,
Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
Researcher at the American Cancer Society and San Francisco Treatment Research Center
Investigator on adolescents, attitude, knowledge and response to suicide prevention and peer substance abuse
Invited Reviewer, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (2007)
Reviewer, Journal of General Internal Medicine (2006-present)
Reviewer, Nicotine and Tobacco Research (2005-present)
Reviewer, Tobacco Control (2005-present)