The Bullying Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Lab conducts research on topics including bullying and bullying prevention, school-based mental health services and prevention of mental health problems, mental health literacy, help-seeking among culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students, parenting practices and family involvement. 

Some of our recent projects include:

  • Influences of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak on Racial Discrimination, Identity Development and Socialization (funded by NSF)

  • Racial Discrimination, Identity, Socialization and Civic Engagement among Asian American Families during COVID-19 (funded by Russell Sage Foundation)

  • Examining the Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Novel Psychosocial Intervention for Asian American Parents and Youth during COVID-19 (funded by American Psychological Foundation 2020 Visionary Grant)

  • Promoting mental health literacy and positive help-seeking attitudes for school-based mental health services among minority adolescents
  • The impact of school (e.g., school climate) and family factors (e.g., parenting practice, parental ethnic racial socialization) on students’ involvement in bullying and psychosocial adjustment

If you are a prospective student interested in applying to Dr. Wang's lab, please send an e-mail expressing your interest to cxwang@umd.eduApplicants with an interest in school-based mental health services, peer relationships, bullying prevention, parenting practice, working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students, and bridging the gap between research and practice are especially encouraged to apply.