About Dr. Wang

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Christine H. Wang, M.S. is a 5th year PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology, working under the mentorship of Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano in the Maryland ADHD Program. Christine graduated with Highest Honors from Emory University with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Chinese Studies. While in college, she received two Summer Intramural Research Training Awards (IRTA) from the National Institute of Child and Human Development (NICHD)/National Institute of Health (NIH) to obtain additional summer research training. After graduating college, she worked for a couple of years at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School as a clinical research coordinator in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Program and Child CBT Program, where she was the primary coordinator for several large-scale, NIMH-funded grants. As a doctoral student, she was awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) in her second year.

Christine has two primary lines of research: (1) understanding the effects of parental mood disorders on offspring adjustment across development and (2) developing, evaluating and implementing parenting interventions for young children with externalizing and internalizing disorders in the context of parental psychopathology (e.g. depression, ADHD and anxiety). Her work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and she has presented her work at both national and international conferences. She was recently awarded the 2016 Student Award for Excellence in Research at a national conference.

Christine also has extensive clinical experience working with youth and families. She has
completed several externships through Children’s National Medical Center and other local
training sites. She has expertise in providing Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and
implementing the Summer Treatment Program (STP), a 7-week intensive outpatient program for
children with ADHD and related behavioral, emotional and learning challenges. She is
particularly interested in working with underserved populations and reducing barriers to mental
health treatment. She has been an integral member of the UMD Psychology Diversity Training
Committee since 2013. She is deeply interested in and committed to understanding diversity
issues in clinical research and practice.

In her free time, Christine loves to travel (or mostly look at travel blogs), spend time with friends
and family, and stay physically active. She enjoys learning about new cultures and languages.
She is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese. She has also previously learned French and
Modern Greek.