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Tuyet Mai Hoang

Assistant Professor

Tuyet-Mai “Mai” Ha Hoang


(217) 300-2611

1010 W Nevada St.

Urbana, Il 61801

Office: 2080N


SOCW 510 Theories of Diversity, Inequality, and Social Change

What I Do

Broadly speaking, I’m interested in conducting a community-engaged approach to research on racial justice and disparities in health outcomes. I work as a part of a team consisting of community members, providers, patients, researchers with a common goal to dismantle racism & health disparities. I believe that research is not just about advancing knowledge but also a place for people to gather, heal, and empower each other.


Dr. Hoang holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bates College. She obtained her master’s and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Dr. Hoang’s research program is dedicated to addressing racial injustices in both educational and clinical settings. Field practice helps her to contextualize scholarly inquiry and facilitate community-engaged research collaborations. In general, the purpose of her research is to (1) investigate psychological factors that maintain systemic racial inequity that impact health and wellbeing, and (2) address health disparities to increase culturally responsive access and service delivery for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).  Her research cuts across educational and clinical settings. Currently, it emphasizes the experiences of Women of Color in areas such as cancer survivorship, maternal mental health, and mistreatment as well as the experiences of Youth of Color with online discrimination.

Selected Publications

Hoang, T. M. H., Neville, H. A., Spanierman, L. B., & Poteat, V. P. (2021). Examination of social justice behaviors: Testing an integrated model. Journal for Social Actions in Counseling and Psychology, 12(2), 34–53.

Hoang, T. M. H., Shin, L. J., Xu, S., & Lu, Q. (2020). Coping with breast cancer among immigrant Chinese Americans. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 11(2), 108–116.

Neville, H. A., Hoang, T. M. H., & Brown, A. A. (2016). Affirming Blackness: Racial identity from racial color-blindness to critical consciousness. In J. A. Sullivan and W. E. Cross, Jr. (Eds.), Meaning-making, internalized racism, and African American identity. New York: SUNY Press.

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