Welcome to the Culture, Child, and Adolescent Development Laboratory
Members in CCADLAB are interested in: (1) the study of the interactions between individual, peer, and family factors in the social-emotional development and physical health of children, adolescents, and emerging adults; and (2) the exploration of multiple pathways in which cultural and contextual factors contribute to development. We use interdisciplinary approaches and mixed-methodologies to address our research questions. Our research focuses on families from minoritized ethnic-racial, religious, and immigrant backgrounds in the United States and across different countries. We aim to conduct “Public Impact Research” (PIR) to improve the lives of families and serve society at the local, regional, national, and global levels.
- Dr. Cheah was a panelist on the Critical Conversation on “The Future of Science on Racism: A Conversation with the Experts” at the 2022 American Psychological Association Convention with Dr. NiCole Buchanan, Dr. Eleanor Seaton, and Dr. Gabriela Livas Stein, moderated by Dr. Mia Smith Bynum, PhD.
- Our publications were cited in the 2021 U.S. Surgeon General Advisory report titled “Protecting Youth Mental Health”
- Dr. Cheah co-edited a Special Section on social-emotional development in Child Development
- Dr. Cheah co-edited the first special issue on Asian Americans in the American Psychologist
- CCADLAB receives a RSF grant to examine discrimination, identity, socialization, and civic engagement among Asian American families during COVID-19
- CCADLAB presentations at SRCD 2021
- Our research is included in AAPA’s written testimony submitted to the House Hearing on “Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans”
- CCADLAB receives one of the first NSF awards to examine COVID-19 related discrimination against Chinese Americans
Awards and Grants
- Hyun Su Cho receives the 2022 Russell Sage Foundation Dissertation Research Grant
- Anika Aquino is selected to participate in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Mentee-Mentor Emerging Scholars Program
- Hyun Su Cho receives the Council of Korean Americans (CKA)’s 2022 Emerging Leaders Scholarship
Getting Involved in Research