Keng-Yen Huang

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Keng-Yen Huang

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
Associate Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Contact Info

Address
1 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016

646/501-2879
Keng-Yen.Huang@nyumc.org

Research Summary

Dr. Huang is currently the principal investigator (PI) on a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) R21 to study cost-effective strategies to implement a school-based mental health prevention program in Uganda. She was also a PI on three completed research projects that investigated patterns and mechanisms of health disparities in East, South Asian American and Ugandan children, in comparison to African American and Latino children. In addition, she served as co-investigator on several federally and regionally funded projects that evaluate impacts of ParentCorps (a population-level family-centered, school-based intervention that aims to attenuate the adverse effects of poverty on child development) and investigate the roles of culture, family, school and neighborhood contexts on Latino youths? development.

Research Interests

Keng-Yen Huang, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Population Health and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Huang's research interests include investigating mechanisms of health disparities; testing cost-effective family and system approaches of preventive strategies to address health disparities; and broadening evidence-based program implementation and dissemination in underserved populations. She is a principal investigator and co-investigator on numerous early childhood prevention and developmental research projects that focus on vulnerable children both in the US and in the international contexts.

Parental Depression and Associations with Parenting and Children's Physical and Mental Health in a Sub-Saharan African Setting
Huang, Keng-Yen; Abura, Gloria; Theise, Rachelle; Nakigudde, Janet. Parental Depression and Associations with Parenting and Children's Physical and Mental Health in a Sub-Saharan African Setting. Child psychiatry & human development. 2016 Aug 20;:?-? (2221402)

Chronic non-communicable diseases and mental health disorders in Africa
Huang, Keng-Yen; Cheng, Sabrina; Gathibandhe, Rajni; Bauta, Besa H; Akena, Dickens H. Chronic non-communicable diseases and mental health disorders in Africa IN: Chronic non-communicable diseases in low and middle-income countries. Wallingford, Oxfordshire ; Boston, MA : CABI, [2016]. p.69-91 (1928132)

Screening early childhood social emotional and mental health functioning in a low-income country context
Bauta, B H; Huang, K. Screening early childhood social emotional and mental health functioning in a low-income country context [Meeting Abstract]. Annals of global health. 2015 January-February 2015;81(1):106-107 (1904882)

Family and Teacher Characteristics as Predictors of Parent Involvement in Education During Early Childhood Among Afro-Caribbean and Latino Immigrant Families
Calzada, Esther J; Huang, Keng-Yen; Hernandez, Miguel; Soriano, Erika; Acra, C Francoise; Dawson-McClure, Spring; Kamboukos, Dimitra; Brotman, Laurie. Family and Teacher Characteristics as Predictors of Parent Involvement in Education During Early Childhood Among Afro-Caribbean and Latino Immigrant Families. Urban education. 2015 Aug 8;50(7):870-896 (1789812)

Early Academic Achievement Among American Low-Income Black Students from Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Families
Calzada, Esther; Barajas-Gonzalez, R Gabriela; Dawson-McClure, Spring; Huang, Keng-Yen; Palamar, Joseph; Kamboukos, Dimitra; Brotman, Laurie Miller. Early Academic Achievement Among American Low-Income Black Students from Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Families. Prevention science. 2015 Nov ;16(8):1159-1168 (1615842)