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Tuyet-Mai Hoang

Assistant Professor

Primary Affiliation

Intelligence, Learning, and Plasticity


Status Affiliate Faculty

Home School of Social Work




  • Biography

    Tuyet Mai Hoang is an assistant professor in the Department of School of Social Work. She is affiliated with intelligence, learning, and plasticity. She is a cisgender Vietnamese American first-generation college scholar. She is interested in conducting a community-engaged approach to research on racial justice and disparities in health outcomes. She works as a part of a team consisting of community members, providers, patients, researchers with a common goal to dismantle racism & health disparities. She believes that research is not just about advancing knowledge but also a place for people to gather, heal, and empower each other. Hoang is a mother of three young children and had given birth during the COVID-19. Her personal experiences of racial trauma and navigation of social rights as a Woman of Color and a mother motivate her to approach research from a place of humility. Hoang aims to center her work in the wellbeing and healing process of Communities of Color. Hoang adopts a critical lens with an emphasis in community-engaged and patient-centered approaches by elevating the voices and describing unique struggles of Communities of Color. Her hope is that her team's research can inform policy changes, address racial health disparities, and support the healing process of communities.


    • B.A., economics, Bates College, 2009

    • M.S., educational psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017

    • Ph.D., educational psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020

  • Research

    Research areas:

    • Counseling psychology 

    • Multiculturalism

    • Critical consciousness

    Research interests:

    • Youth mental health

    • Psychoeducation

    • Alcohol and drug assessment

    Dr. Hoang’s research program is dedicated to addressing racial injustices in both educational and clinical settings. Field practice helps her to contextualize scholarly inquiry and facilitate community-engaged research collaborations. In general, the purpose of her research is to (1) investigate psychological factors that maintain systemic racial inequity that impact health and wellbeing, and (2) address health disparities to increase culturally responsive access and service delivery for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).  Her research cuts across educational and clinical settings. Currently, it emphasizes the experiences of Women of Color in areas such as cancer survivorship, maternal mental health, and mistreatment as well as the experiences of Youth of Color with online discrimination.

  • 2023

    • Bentley B, Hoang TMH, Arroyo Sugg G, Jenkins KV, Reinhart CA, Pouw L, Accove AM, Tabb KM. Parent Perceptions of an Early Childhood System's Community Efforts: A Qualitative Analysis. Children (Basel). 2023 Jun 2;10(6):1001. doi: 10.3390/children10061001. PMID: 37371233; PMCID: PMC10297243.
    • Hoang TH, Lee BA, Hsieh WJ, Lukacena KM, Tabb KM. Experiences of racial Trauma among perinatal women of color in seeking healthcare services. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2023 Jun 24;84:60-66. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2023.06.015. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37393649.
    • Hoang TH, Neville HA, Cromley JG, Dai T. Construction and validation of the Racially Biased Reasoning Scale: A measure of beliefs about police interactions with people of color. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2023 Jun 29. doi: 10.1037/cdp0000614. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37384442.
    • Hoang, T-M. H., Neville, H. A., Smith, A., Valgoi, M., Schlosser, M., & Cha-Jua, S. K. (Accepted/In press). Police Recruits’ Cognitive Engagement in a Racial Literacy Education Program: Does Racial Ideology Matter? Race and Justice.


    • Hoang TH, Hsieh WJ, Lee BA, Lukacena KM, Tabb KM. Navigating Pregnancy and the Healthcare System during COVID-19: A Qualitative Study with Perinatal Women of Color. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Oct 21;19(20):13698. doi: 10.3390/ijerph192013698. PMID: 36294278; PMCID: PMC9602964.
    • Hoang TH, Wong A. Exploring the Application of Intersectionality as a Path toward Equity in Perinatal Health: A Scoping Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Dec 30;20(1):685. doi: 10.3390/ijerph20010685. PMID: 36613005; PMCID: PMC9819722.
    • Tabb KM, Hsieh WJ, Sung JS, Hoang TMH, Deichen Hansen ME, Lux E, Huang WD. Patient engagement to examine perceptions of perinatal depression screening with the capabilities, opportunities, motivation, and behaviors (COM-B) model. Front Health Serv. 2022 Sep 14;2:845441. doi: 10.3389/frhs.2022.845441. PMID: 36925830; PMCID: PMC10012820.


    • Hoang, Tuyet-Mai & Bentley, Brandie & Jenkins, Karen & Reinhart, Crystal & Tabb, Karen. (2021). Network Coordinator Perceptions of Early Childhood Community Systems Building and Development Efforts. 10.21203/
    • Hoang, Tuyet-Mai & Neville, Helen & Poteat, V. & Spanierman, Lisa. (2021). Examination of Social Justice Behaviors: Testing an Integrated Model. Journal for Social Action in Counseling & Psychology. 12. 34-53. 10.33043/JSACP.12.2.34-53.
    • Hsieh WJ, Sbrilli MD, Huang WD, Hoang TM, Meline B, Laurent HK, Tabb KM. Patients' Perceptions Of Perinatal Depression Screening: A Qualitative Study. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021 Oct;40(10):1612-1617. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2021.00804. PMID: 34606357.


    • Hoang, T. M., Shin, L. J., Xu, S., & Lu, Q. (2020). Coping With Breast Cancer Among Immigrant Chinese Americans. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 11(2), 108–116.


    • Neville, Helen & Hoang, Tuyet-Mai & Brown, Arielle. (2016). Affirming Blackness: Racial identity from racial color-blindness to critical consciousness.


    • San Antonio, Donna & Levy, Chelsea & Hoang, Tuyet-Mai. (2015). Changing lives: A developmental approach to college counseling. Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism and Practice. 1.