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Lawrence Hsin Yang International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution

Dr. Lawrence Hsin Yang is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program at the School of Public Health at Columbia University. Dr. Yang received his B.A. in Psychology from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with High Honors in Psychology. He received his Ph.D. from Boston University with a specialization in Clinical Psychology, completing his clinical internship at Massachusetts Mental Health Center/ Harvard Medical School. He has received multiple fellowships during his graduate career, including the APA Clinical Minority Fellowship, the Presidential University Fellowship (Boston University), and the Rosenblum Fellowship (Massachusetts Psychological Association). Dr. Yang also received the National Security Education Plan- Graduate International Fellowship to study schizophrenia in families in Beijing, China from 1998-2000. He received two outstanding dissertation awards from the American Psychological Association for this work and has published the major results in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. He has authored or co-authored 8 peer-reviewed articles in various psychology and psychiatry journals. His major research interests lie in how sociocultural factors- in particular, family environment and stigma- relate to course of illness of schizophrenia in Chinese-American populations. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Asian American Psychological Association.