Dr. Chieh Li Receives an Exploratory/ Developmental Research Grant Award (R21) from the NIH

Dr. Chieh Li, Associate Professor in the School Psychology Program in the Department of Applied Psychology of Bouvé College of Health Sciences and an Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice (IHESJR) Faculty Scholar recently received a R21 grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health for her project Preventing Depression of Chinese American Adolescents through Mobile Health Application. The project focuses on addressing the mental health disparity of Chinese American Adolescents through the development of a mobile health application that provides this minoritized population with culturally tailored, personalized, interactive accessible, and economical depression prevention. The app is also to be highly scalable and easily adaptable for other minority groups.

The project involves interdisciplinary collaborations between BouvĂ© College of Health Sciences, College of Arts, Media, and Design (CAMD), as well as collaborations form outside universities and programs. The PI’s of this team are Dr. Chieh Li, PD and PI, Dr. Huijun Li, Florida A & M University, and Dr. Shengli Dong, Florida State University. Dr. Alisa Lincoln, the Director of IHESJR, and Dr. Tad Hirsch, Assistant Professor in CAMD and an IHESJR Faculty Scholar, are also involved in the project as co-investigators.