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William Hua

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty

(415) 422-6681

Biography

Dr. William Hua is an adjunct professor and teaches for the MPH and PsyD programs; his courses include a focus on integrated behavioral health, integrated care, and psychotherapy. He is a clinical health psychologist with the San Francisco VA health care system and has a strong emphasis on work with diverse and stigmatized populations and is dedicated to providing culturally humble care and treatment.

Dr. Hua received his PhD in Clinical Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine at the University of North Texas, and received specialized behavioral medicine training through the VA Palo Alto psychology residency program. He is the co-founder of a nonprofit organization called Here to Hope, which focuses on improving well-being and education for children living in children’s homes in Guyana, South America. He was born and raised in Oklahoma City and has been running and eating his way through the Bay Area since moving here in 2011.

Education
PhD, Clinical Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine, University of North Texas
BS, Psychology, Oklahoma State University
Experience
Clinical Health Psychologist, San Francisco VA Health Care System
Associate Clinical Professor, University of California San Francisco
Cofounder, Here to Hope: Minds for Guyana (nonprofit)
Expertise
HIV and Hepatitis C Clinical Care
Primary Care/Mental Health Integration
Behavioral Medicine
Clinical Health Psychology
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Research
HIV Clinical Care
Integrated Care
Interdisciplinary Care
Awards & Distinctions

James Besyner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to VA Psychology, 2018

APA Division 18 VA Section Award for Outstanding Supervisor, 2017

Oklahoma State University College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Early Career Alumni, 2016

San Francisco Federal Executive Board Federal Employee of the Year in Equal Employment and Diversity, 2016