The Developmental Risk and Cultural Resilience Laboratory examines the role of stress and culture on the mental and emotional health of children and families.
Led by Dr. Cindy Liu, this research program utilizes different methodologies to assess psychosocial stress across development and cultures and to identify risks and reduce disparities in mental health. This work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, American Psychological Association, Sackler Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Dr. Liu has a joint appointment within the Departments of Pediatric Newborn Medicine and Psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital and is a Tynan Faculty Research Fellow within the Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology. She is a licensed psychologist and has provided expert testimony before the Massachusetts State Legislature on parent mental health. She also serves as the board member of the Massachusetts Postpartum Depression Fund and is an affiliated faculty of the MGH Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness.
June. 2018. Dr. Liu is pleased to accept a position at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She will be joining the Departments of Pediatric Newborn Medicine and Psychiatry, and will be named as a Tynan Faculty Research Fellow within the Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology.
March. 2018. Dr. Liu has joined the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Postpartum Fund
Sept. 2017. Dr. Liu and her collaborators from Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center and South Cove Community Health Center were awarded a one year grant from the Hope and Grace Foundation to implement a perinatal intervention for Chinese immigrant women in Boston Chinatown.
Dec. 2016. Dr. Liu presents at the Brookline Asian American Family Network on Asian American children's development.
Oct. 2016. Dr. Liu and her collaborators speak to NPR's Morning Edition on transnational separation in Chinese immigrant families. Click here to listen.
Aug. 2016. Dr. Liu is awarded a K23 grant from NIMH for her work on perinatal risk in women with psychosis and depression.
May. 2020. In efforts to better understand the effects of COVID-19 on young adults and women in the perinatal period, Dr. Liu and her collaborators have launched the CARES and PEACE studies. Participate today!
October. 2020. Sunah Hyun received the Brigham and Women's Hospital 2020 Postdoc Excellence in Mentoring Award this year.