Christine Yeh is Co-Director of the USF Center for Research, Artistic, and Scholarly Excellence (CRASE) and a professor at the USF School of Education. She was previously an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the School Counseling Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research and service focuses primarily on developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally responsive school and community based programs for historically targeted communities. She has received numerous grants and fellowships to support her research including a 5-year National Institute of Mental Health grant investigating cultural adjustment and mental health among low-income Asian immigrant youth in New York City schools and a 3-year Spencer Foundation grant on youth identities. From 2012-2013, she was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Visiting Professor, Department of Counseling, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. Her collaborative Fulbright project on Atayal aboriginal youth was featured in the National Taiwan Museum and toured in numerous other museums in Taiwan.
- PhD, Counseling Psychology, Stanford University School of Education
- Poverty, Racism, and Mental Health in Urban Schools and Communities
- Immigrant Youth Cultural Adjustment and Negotiations
- Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Conceptualizations of Self, Collectivistic Coping, and Mental Health
- Multicultural School Counseling, Indigenous Healing Methods and Perspectives
- Equitable futures and college support
- Selected Publications
Falavarjani, M. F., & Yeh, C. J. (in press). A Phenomenological Study of Adaptability, Multiple Identities, and Acculturative Strengths as an Iranian Immigrant in Malaysia. International Journal of Social Science Research.
Conner, L. & Yeh, C. J. (in press). Stress, Coping, and Depression among Black Urban Adolescents: Implications for School Counseling. Journal of School Counseling.
Atkin, A. L., Yoo, H-C., & Yeh, C. J. (2018). What types of racial messages protect Asian American adolescents from psychological distress in the face of discrimination? A latent interaction model. Journal of Counseling Psychology. DOI:
Yeh, C. J., Khaziran, S., Tsukamoto Berk, M., & Hong Daniel, E. (2018). Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Equitable Futures Program for Urban Public School Students. Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology. DOI:
Atkin, A. L., Yoo, H-C., Jager, J. & Yeh, C. J. (2018). Internalization of the Model Minority Myth, School Racial Composition, and Psychological Distress Among Asian American Adolescents, Asian American Journal of Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/aap0000096
Falavarjani, M. F. & Yeh, C. J. (2017). The impact of acculturation identification and acculturative stress on creativity among Iranian immigrants living in Malaysia. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 44(13), 2219-2239.
Pérez-Gualdrón, L., Yeh, C. J., & Russell, L. (2016). Development and evaluation of a culturally-responsive program for ethnic minority high school boys. Journal of School Counseling, 14(13).
Borrero, N. E. & Yeh, C. J. (2016). Ecological asset mapping: A critical pedagogical strategy. International Journal of Multicultural Education, 18(3), 114-137.
Borrero, N. E. & Yeh, C. J. (2016). Fostering the cultural experiences and school engagement of Samoan American students in urban schools. Urban Education, 1-20.
Yeh, C. J., Lee, S., & Pérez-Gualdrón, L. (2016). Relational Social Justice Identity Development among Chinese International High School Students, Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 16(2).
Aa, K., Yeh, C. J., Mahmud, Z., & Salleh, A. (2016). From Monocultural to Multicultural: Challenges for Iranian Adolescents in Malaysia, Journal of Adolescent Research, 6, 1-32.
Yeh, C. J., Aslan, S. M. E, Mendoza, V., & Tsukamoto, M. (2015). The Use of Sandplay Therapy in Urban Elementary Schools as a Crisis Response to the World Trade Center Attacks. Psychology Research, 5(7), 413-427. doi:10.17265/2159-5542/2015.07.004.
Chan, A., Yeh, C. J., & Krumboltz, J. D. (2015). Mentoring Ethnic Minority Doctoral Students in Counseling and Clinical Psychology: A Multicultural, Ecological, and Relational Model. Journal of Counseling Psychology. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cou0000079
Inman, A. G., Kaduvettoor, K., Tummala-Narra, P. Alvarez, A., & Yeh, C. J. (2015). Perceptions of Race-Based Discrimination among First-generation Asian Indians in the U.S. The Counseling Psychologist, 1, 1-31. DOI: 10.1177/0011000014566992
Yeh, C. J., Borrero, N. B., Lusheck, C., Placencia, L., Kilano, S., Mase, M., Suesue, T., & Tito, P. (2014). Fostering Social Support, Leadership Competence, Community Engagement and Resilience among Samoan American Youth. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 6, 145-153.
Yeh, C. J., Liao, H-Y., Ma, P-W., Shea, M-Y., Okubo, Y., & Kim, A. B. (2014). Ecological risk and protective factors of depression and anxiety among low-income Chinese immigrant youth. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 5(3), 190-199.
Yeh, C. J., Borrero, N. E., Tito, P., Petaia, L. S. (2014). Intergenerational stories of "othered" youth through insider cultural knowledge and community assets. The Urban Review, 46, 147-168.
Yeh, C. J., Yoo, H-C., & Lizarraga, Y. (2013). Annual Review of Asian American Psychology, 2012. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 4, 285-319. Major Contribution.
Wei, M., Yeh, C. J., Chao, R. C.-L., Carrera, S., & Su, J. C. (2013). Family Support, Self-Esteem, and Perceived Racial Discrimination Among Asian American Male College Students. Journal of Counseling Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0032344.
Yeh, C. J. & Borrero, N. E. (2013). Social, ecological, and multicultural issues related to students' spirituality, Counseling and Spirituality, 31(2), 37-56.
Yeh, C. J., Borrero, N. E., & Tito, P. (2013). Family and cultural predictors of depression among Samoan American middle and high school students. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 41, 96-107.
Concepcion, W. R., Kohatsu, E. L., & Yeh, C. J. (2013). Using racial identity and acculturation to analyze experiences of racism among Asian Americans. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 4(2), 136.
Yeh, C. J., Chang, T., Drost, C. M., Kowalewska-Spelliscy, D., Srivastava, D., & Chiang, L., (2012). Evaluation of a Web-Based Peer Discussion Group for Counselor Trainees. International Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences, 2(6): 214-225. doi: 10.5923/j.ijpbs.20120206.04.
Yeh, C. J., & Borrero, N. E. (2012). Evaluation of a health careers program for Asian American and Pacific Islander high school students, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 40, 227-239.
Borrero, N. E., Yeh, C. J., Cruz, I., & Suda, J. (2012). School as a context for "Othering" youth and promoting cultural assets. Teachers College Record, 114(2), 1-37.
Yeh, C. J., Borrero, N. E., & Shea, M. (2011). Spirituality as a cultural asset for urban youth in schools Counseling and Values, 5, 185-198.
Borrero, N. E. & Yeh, C. J. (2011). The multidimensionality of ethnic identity among urban high school youth. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 11(2), 114-135.
Borrero, N. E., & Yeh, C. J. (2010). Ecological language learning among ethnic minority youth. Educational Researcher, 39(8), 571-581.
Borrero, N. E., Yeh, C. J., Tito, P., & Luavasa, M. (2010). Alone and in between cultural worlds: Voices from Samoan students. Journal of Education, 190(3), 47-56.
Ma, P-W. & Yeh, C. J. (2010). Individual and familial factors influencing the educational and career plans of Chinese immigrant youths. Career Development Quarterly, 58, 230-245.
Ching, A. M. L., Yeh, C. J. , Siu, T. W. Y., Wu, K., & Okubo, Y. (2009). Evaluation of a school-based internship program for Chinese immigrant adolescents in the United States. Adolescence, 44(175) 600-620.
Shea, M., Ma, P-W., Yeh, C. J., Lee, S. & Pituc, S. T. (2009). Exploratory studies on the effects of a career exploration group for urban Chinese immigrant youth. Journal of Career Assessment. 17, 457-477. doi: 10.1177/1069072709334246.
Yeh, C. J., Madan-Bahel, A., Okubo, Y., Cort, K. A., Wu, K. A., Jantz, V.A., & Ma, P-W. (2008). Development and validation of the attitudes towards indigenous healing scale. Journal of Mental Health.
Yeh, C. J., Okubo, Y., Ma, P-W., Shea, M., Ou, D., & Pituc, S. T. (2008). Chinese immigrant high school students' cultural interactions, acculturation, family obligations, acculturation, language use, and social support. Adolescence, 43, 775-790.
Yeh, C. J., Okubo, Y., Cha, N., Lee, S. J., & Shin, S-Y. (2008). Evaluation of an intervention program for Asian immigrant adolescents' cultural adjustment. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 6(4), 567-590.
Yeh, C. J., Chang, T., Chiang, L., Carter, R. T., Drost, C. M., Spellicsy, D, & Chang, Y. (2008). Development, content, process and outcome of an online peer supervision group for counselor trainees. Computers in Human Behavior, 4, 2889-2903.
Shea, M., & Yeh, C. J. (2008). Asian American students' cultural values, stigma, relational self-construal: Attitudes toward help-seeking. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 30(2), 157-172.
Yeh, C. J., Kim, A. B., Pituc, S. T., & Atkins, M. (2008). Poverty, loss, and resilience: The story of Asian immigrant youth. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 55, 34-48.
Carter, R. T., Yeh, C. J., & Mazzula, S. (2008). Cultural values and racial identity statuses among Latino students: An exploratory investigation, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 30(1), 5-23.
Yeh, C. J., Ching, A. M., Okubo, Y., & Luthar, S. (2007). Description of a mentoring program for Chinese immigrant adolescents' cultural adjustment. Adolescence, 42, 734-747.
Okubo, Y., Yeh, C. J., Lin, P-Y., Fujita, K., & Shea, J. M-Y. (2007). The career decision-making process of Chinese American youth. Journal of Counseling & Development, 85, 440-449.
Shea, M., Ma, P.-W., & Yeh, C. J. (2007). Development of a culturally specific career exploration group for urban Chinese immigrant youth, Career Development Quarterly, 56, 62-73.
Yeh, C. J., & Inman, A. G. (2007). Qualitative data analysis and interpretation in counseling psychology: Strategies for best practices. The Counseling Psychologist, 35, 369-403. Major Contribution.
Inman, A. G., Yeh, C. J., Madan-Bahel, A., & Nath, S. (2007). South Asian families: bereavement and coping post-9/11. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 35, 101-115.
Leong, F. T. L., Leach, M., Yeh, C. J., & Chou, E. (2007). Suicide among Asian Americans: What do we know? What do we need to know? Death Studies, 31(5), 417-434.
Yeh, C. J., Inman, A., Kim, A. B., & Okubo, Y. (2006). Asian American collectivistic coping in response to 9/11. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 12, 134-148.
Yeh, C. J., Ma, P-W., Madan, A., Hunter, C. D., Jung, S., Kim, A., Akitaya, K., & Sasaki, K. (2005). The cultural negotiations of Korean immigrant youth. Journal of Counseling and Development, 83, 172-181.
Ma, P-W., & Yeh, C. J. (2005). Factors influencing the career decision status of Chinese American youth. Career Development Quarterly, 53, 337-347.
Chiang, L., Hunter, C. D., & Yeh, C. J. (2004). Coping attitudes, sources, and practices among Black and Latino college students. Adolescence, 39, 793-815.
Yeh, C. J., Hunter, C. D., Madan-Bahel, A., Chiang, L., & Kwong, A. (2004). Indigenous and interdependent perspectives of healing: Implications for counseling and research. Journal of Counseling and Development, 82, 410-419.
Yeh, C. J., Carter, R. T., & Pieterse, A. L. (2004). Cultural values and racial identity attitudes among Asian American students: An exploratory investigation. Counseling and Values, 48, 82-95.
Yeh, C. J. (2004). Multicultural and contextual research and practice in school counseling, The Counseling Psychologist, 32, 278-285.
Yeh, C. J., Arora, A. K., Inose, M., Okubo, Y., Li, R. H., & Greene, P. (2003). The cultural adjustment and mental health of Japanese immigrant youth. Adolescence, 38(151), 481-500.
Chang, T., & Yeh, C. J. (2003). Using on-line groups to provide support to Asian American men: Racial, cultural, gener, and treatment issues. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 34, 634-643.
Yeh, C. J. (2003). Age, acculturation, cultural adjustment, and mental health symptoms of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese immigrant youth. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology Journal, 9, 34-48.
Yeh, C. J., & Inose, M. (2003). International students' reported English fluency, social support satisfaction, and social connectedness as predictors of acculturative stress. Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 16(1), 15-28.
Yeh, C. J., & Kwong, A. (2003). Previous multicultural training and interdependent and independent self-construal as predictors of universal-diverse orientation among school counselors. Journal of Counseling and Development, 81, 78-83.
Yeh, C. J., Chen, J., Kwong, A., Chiang, L., Wang, Y-W., & Pu-Folkes, F. (2002). Pedagogical techniques, strategies, and challenges of educators of Asian bilingual students. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 23(4), 296-315.
Yeh, C. J., & Inose, M. (2002). Difficulties and coping strategies of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean immigrant students. Adolescence, 37(145), 69-82.
Yeh, C. J. (2002). Taiwanese students' gender, age, interdependent and independent self-construal, and collective self-esteem as predictors of professional psychological help-seeking attitudes. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 8(1), 19-29.
Yeh, C. J., Inose, M., Kobori, A., & Chang, T. (2001). Self and coping among college students in Japan. Journal of College Student Development, 42, 242-256.
Chang, T., Yeh, C.J., & Krumboltz, J. D. (2001). Process and outcome evaluation of an on-line support group for Asian American male college students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 48, 319-329.
Yeh, C. J. (2001). An exploratory study of school counselors' experiences with and perceptions of Asian-American students' concerns. Professional School Counseling, 4, 349-356.
Yeh, C. J., & Hwang, M. (2000). Interdependence in ethnic identity and self: Implications for theory and practice. Journal of Counseling and Development, 78, 420-429.
Yeh, C. J. (2000). Depathologizing Asian-American perspectives of health and healing. Asian American and Pacific Islander Journal of Health, 8, 138-149.
Yeh, C. J., & Wang, Y. W. (2000). Asian American coping attitudes, sources, and practices: Implications for indigenous counseling strategies. Journal of College Student Development, 41, 94-103.
- Awards & Distinctions
- 2017 - Distinguished Scientific Contributions in Psychology Award, California Psychological Association
- 2015 - Raoul Wallenberg Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service
- 2015 - Outstanding Research Award, Division of Counseling and Development, American Educational Research Association
- 2014 - Pioneer Award, Division on Women, American Psychological Association
- 2012-2013 - Fulbright Foundation Senior Research Scholar, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
- 2012 - Distinguished Scholar Award, Scholars of Color, American Educational Research Association
- 2012 - Distinguished Research Award, Division of Counseling and Development, American Educational Research Association
- 2012 - Mentor of the Year Award, Co-Recipient, University of San Francisco
- 2011 - University of San Francisco Innovation Award Co-Recipient
- 2010 - Distinguished Fellow, Asian American Psychological Association
- 2009 - Distinguished Research Award, Division for Counseling and Development, American Educational Research Association
- 2007 - Community Service Award, Section for Racial and Cultural Diversity, Division of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association
- 2007 - Visiting Minority Scholar, Wisconsin Center on Educational Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- 2006 - The Okura Community Leadership Award, Asian American Psychological Association
- 2006 - Biggs-Pine Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research. Best Empirical Research Journal Article, American Counseling Association
- 2004-2005 - Teachers College, Columbia University, Outstanding Teaching Award
- 2001-2002 - Teachers College, Columbia University, Outstanding Teaching Award
- 2001 - Asian American Psychological Association Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions
- 2000 - International Society for Online Mental Health/Victoria Point Media Outstanding Research Award
- 2000-2001 - Teachers College, Columbia University, Outstanding Teaching Award
- 1999-2000 - Teachers College, Columbia University, Outstanding Teaching Award
- 1998-1999 - Teachers College, Columbia University, Outstanding Teaching Award