Dr. Kelly Yu-Hsin Liao joined Cleveland State University as an assistant professor in fall 2016 in the Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning (CASAL). She is a core faculty member in the APA-accredited Counseling Psychology specialization in the Urban Education Ph.D. program. She received her Ph.D. in 2011 in counseling psychology from Iowa State University. Prior to joining CSU, she was a research scientist at the Culture and Health Research Center at the University of Houston.
Dr. Liao studies minority-related stress, positive psychology, and health psychology in ethnic minorities. Her current projects include developing a self-compassion writing intervention to cope with racism among African American students, examining the psychological benefits of gratitude among Chinese international students, and investigating the role of perceived burden in the health outcomes of Chinese cancer survivors.