University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
My research focuses on how public programs and private assistance help vulnerable children meet their basic needs, health disparities experienced by racial/ethnic minorities, and multicultural social work. I have been successful in securing over seven million dollars in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bezos Earth Foundation, and the Princeton Alliance for Collaborative Research and Innovation. My work has been widely published in leading international social work and public health journals, and I have been invited to serve on the editorial boards of high-impact peer-reviewed journals and esteemed academic publishers including the Oxford University Press, Sage Publication, as well as research grant peer review panels by NIH R01 and the Princeton Alliance for Collaborative Research and Innovation.
In addition to my research, I am committed to advancing equity and inclusion in the social work field. As the Chair of the Council on Social Work Education Asian and Pacific Islander Track, I have been actively involved in promoting these values. I have also contributed to the Council on Social Work Education's Global Council on Global Learning & Practice Meeting, where I have helped to advance global perspectives in social work education.
I am thrilled to share that Oxford University Press has accepted my book, "Addressing Anti-Asian Racism with Social Work Advocacy and Action" (Liu & Chan, ed.). I am excited to share my knowledge and experience with others through this publication.