Research Team

Project Director/ Principal Investigator

Jacqueline H. J. Kim, PhD

Dr. Kim received her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Recently, as a NIH/NIMH T32 postdoctoral fellow at UCLA in health psychology, she examined variations in coping and physical, psychological symptoms in cancer survivorship. Dr. Kim continues to work on projects to improve quality of life in underserved communities, and is a Cancer Equity & Diversity committee member for Cancer Support Community Los Angeles.

Expert Advisors

Annette L. Stanton, PhD

Dr. Stanton is the Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychology, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences/UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Senior Research Scientist at the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology. Her research centers on specifying factors that promote psychological and physical health in individuals who confront health-related adversity. In the area of psychosocial oncology, she conducts longitudinal research to understand the quality of life of individuals diagnosed with or at risk for a range of cancers (e.g., breast, eye, lung, and prostate). Her research findings are translated into effective interventions for individuals living with cancer through randomized controlled trials.

More about Dr. Stanton: Stanton Stress & Coping lab

Qian Lu, MD, PhD
(University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)

Dr. Lu is a Professor in the Department of Cancer Prevention and Control. As a health psychologist, she studies the psychological rehabilitation and intervention of Asian cancer patients, the rehabilitation of childhood cancer patients, the physiological and psychological influencing factors of pain, and how to promote the rehabilitation of chronic diseases by regulating emotions.

More about Dr. Lu:

Marjorie Kagawa Singer, PhD, MA, MN, RN, FAAN

Dr. Kagawa Singer is a Research Professor in the Fielding School of Public Health, Faculty Associate in the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, and Interim Director of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. For 45 years, she has focused on research to reduce and ultimately help eliminate health disparities. Dr. Kagawa Singer’s research also identifies cultural factors related to health behaviors, particularly with individuals and families dealing with cancer and other chronic diseases.

More about Dr. Kagawa Singer:

Anna S. Lau, PhD

Dr. Lau is a Professor in Psychology. Dr. Lau’s research includes understanding the mental health of culturally diverse populations and how evidence based treatments are implemented in the community. Her ongoing research considers risk and protective factors for Asian American immigrant families, in order to implement interventions for depression and other mental health conditions.

More about Dr. Lau: Culture And Race/Ethnicity in Youth Mental Health lab

Research Assistants


+ the thankful help of many other present and past research assistants