Joyce P. Yang

Joyce P. Yang

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

Kalmanovitz Hall G48


Joyce P. Yang, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who earned her doctoral degree as a clinical scientist from the University of Washington. She received her postdoctoral research training in the Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment at Stanford University in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the National Center for PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) at VA Palo Alto Health Care System. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at VA Palo Alto Health Care System, her M.A. in experimental psychology at Boston University, and her A.B. in psychology and biology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Yang’s dissertation work to develop and pilot test a brief intervention to reduce distress for individuals recently diagnosed with HIV in China was funded by a Ruth L. Kirschstein F31 National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Yang’s research program uses community-based participatory research methods to examine and address health disparities and mental health needs of populations of color. She is interested in how experiencing chronic race-based stress and trauma, especially in the form of discrimination and injustice in healthcare settings, affects development of trauma symptoms, PTSD illness, and treatment course.

University of Washington, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2017
Boston University, M.A. in Experimental Psychology, 2008
Washington University in St. Louis, A.B. in Psychology and Biology, 2007
Selected Publications

Yang, J.P., Simoni, J., Dorsey, S., Lin, Z., Bao, M., Sun, M., & Lu, H. (2019). Reducing distress and promoting resilience: A preliminary trial of a CBT skills intervention among recently HIV-diagnosed MSM in China. AIDS Care, 30(sup5), s39-s48. DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2018.1497768

Smith, N., Voisin, D., Yang, J.P., & Tung, E. (2019). Keeping your guard up: Hypervigilance among urban residents affected by community and police violence. Health Affairs, 38(10), 1662-1669.

Tung, E., Hampton, D., Kolak, M., Rogers, S., Yang, J.P., & Peek, M. (2019). Racial and ethnic disparities in geographic access to trauma care: A multi-method study of America’s urban trauma deserts. JAMA Network Open, 2(3): e190138. DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.0138

Yang, J.P., Simoni, J., Cheryan, S., Shiu, C., Chen, W., Zhao, H., & Lu, H. (2018). The development of a brief HIV-related distress reduction intervention for newly diagnosed individuals in China. Cognitive & Behavioral Practice, 25(2), 319-334. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2017.08.002

Yang, J.P.*, Xie, T.,* Simoni, J., Shiu, C., Chen W., Zhao, H. & Lu, H. (*Authors contributed equally to study). (2017). “Unable to be a human being in front of other people”: A qualitative study of self-isolation among people living with HIV/AIDS in China. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 24(3), 211-222. DOI: 10.1007/s10880-017-9513-z

Yang, J.P. and Linehan, M.M. (2017). A Case Study of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder. In E. Rodolfa & J. Schaffer (Eds.), A Casebook and Workbook for Users of the ICD-10-CM: Psychological and Behavioral Considerations (Ch. 15). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Yang, J.P., Xie, T., Simoni, J., Shiu, C., Chen, W., Zhao, H., & Lu, H. (2016). A mixed-methods study supporting a model of Chinese parental HIV disclosure. AIDS & Behavior, 20(1), 165-73. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-015-1070-6

Yang, J.P., Leu, J., Simoni, J., Chen, W., Shiu, C., & Zhao, H. (2015). ‘Please don’t make me ask for help’: Implicit social support and mental health in Chinese individuals living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS & Behavior, 19(8), 1501-9. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-015-1041-y