Our Mission

The mission of the Culture and Family Processes Lab is to conduct research examining the influence of the cultural context and family environment on the mental health of ethnic minority or at-risk populations. Currently, we are investigating the role of the cultural and family contexts on anger regulation among Asian American adolescents and young adults vis-à-vis depressive symptoms and externalizing problems. Other on-going projects focus on sociocultural beliefs related to help-seeking as well as the etiology and treatment of mental illness. Ultimately, this research is geared toward building the knowledge base on sociocultural factors related to mental health outcomes so that prevention and intervention efforts targeting underserved populations can be improved.