Huang, Qi


Huang, Qi


Dr. Desiree Qin


Started in Fall 2020


Lifespan Human Development and Family Diversity



My name is Qi Huang and I am a doctoral student in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Lifespan Human Development and Family Diversity. My advisor is Dr. Desiree Qin. My research interests lie broadly at the cultural adaption experiences of minority populations with a focus on Chinese international students’ mental health and well-being. Specifically, I am interested in how their cultural adjustment, gender identity, and socioeconomic status impact their psychological outcomes. My work experiences with international students in crises at the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) led me to my research interests in the Chinese international student population. The main goal of my research is to better understand Chinese international students’ acculturation experiences, explore the stressors affecting their mental health, and hopefully provide practical implications on better supporting international students. I am currently working on a project related to the gender identity formation of first-year female Chinese international students.

Keywords and Phrases

international students, cultural adaptation, mental health