Dr. Huynh received her Ph.D. and Master's degree from the Department of Psychology at UCLA. She is originally from Beaverton, Oregon and attended college at Loyola Marymount University.
Her research focuses on understanding social and cultural factors—such as discrimination and ethnic socialization—that influence the academic, psychological, and physical well-being of ethnic minority and immigrant children and adolescents.
Honors and Awards
2012 Society for Research on Adolescence Hershel D. Thornburg Dissertation Award
2011 Chertoff Graduate Service Award, UCLA
2010 Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA
2008 Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Award, UCLA
2007 Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Award, UCLA
2006 UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development (FPR-UCLA CBD) Pre-doctoral Fellowship, UCLA
2006 UC Diversity Initiative for Graduate Study in the Social Sciences Fellows Summer Program Award, UCLA
2005 Psychology Outstanding Graduating Scholar Award, LMU
CADV 150 -- Foundations of Child and Adolescent Development
CADV 352 – Applied Social Development
Gillen-O’Neel, C., Huynh, V. W., & Fuligni, A. J. (in press). To study or to sleep? The academic costs of extra studying and sleep loss. Child Development.
Huynh, V. W. (2012). Ethnic microaggressions and the depressive and somatic symptoms of Latino and Asian American adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41(7), 831-846.
Huynh, V. W., & Fuligni, A. J. (2012). Perceived ethnic stigma across the transition to college. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41(7), 817-830.
Brown, C. S., & Alabi, B. O., Huynh, V. W., & Masten, C. (2011). Ethnicity and gender in late childhood and early adolescence: Group identity and awareness of bias. Developmental Psychology, 47(2), 463-471.
Huynh, V. W., & Fuligni, A. J. (2010). Discrimination hurts: The academic, psychological, and physical well-being of adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 20(4),916-941.
Mistry, R. S., White, E. S., Benner, A. D., & Huynh, V. W. (2009). A longitudinal study of the simultaneous influence of mothers' and teachers' educational expectations on low income youth's academic achievement. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 38(6), 826-838.
Huynh, V. W., & Fuligni, A. J. (2008). Ethnic socialization and the academic adjustment of adolescents from Mexican, Chinese, and European backgrounds. Developmental Psychology, 44(4), 1202-1208.