Ethnicity and Health in America Series
Kevin M. Chun, PhD, is professor of psychology and co-founder of Asian American Studies and Critical Diversity Studies at the University of San Francisco. He completed his B.S. in Psychology at Santa Clara University, PhD in Clinical Psychology at UCLA, and Psychology Internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. His research focuses on family acculturation processes and their relation to health and psychosocial adjustment for Asian-American immigrants. Chun was a recipient of the USF Irvine Scholar Fellowship in 1995, the USF Ignatian Service Award in 2004, the USF Office of Multicultural Services Faculty Award in 2007, and the Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions from the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) in 2005. He was appointed Fellow of AAPA in 2011 for "unusual and outstanding contributions to the field."
About OEMA's Featured Psychologists
APA's Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs regularly features notable ethnic minority psychologists as part of the Ethnicity and Health in America Series. This series focuses on a chronic health condition particularly relevant to the ethnic group honored during four key months: Black History Month in February, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month in September and National American Indian Heritage Month in November.
Through the Featured Psychologists of the Ethnicity and Health in America Series, OEMA hopes to raise public awareness about health concerns among people of color and also encourage psychologists to take a leading role in combating disparities in health. Psychologists highlighted thus far include: