• PhD, New York University School of Social Work
  • MSW, Columbia University School of Social Work

Areas of Expertise

  • Asian American mental health
  • Cross cultural practice
  • Suicidology

Current Scholarship

  • Chung, I.W. & Shibusawa, T. (2013). Contemporary Clinical Practice with Asian Immigrants: A Relational Framework with Culturally Responsive Approaches. New York: Routledge.

  • Chung, I.W., Chu, H.C., & Bloom, S. (2012). Engaging Chinese immigrant parents in youth suicide prevention: Shifting parenting paradigm in culturally relevant context”. Journal of School Social Work, 37 (1), 17-35.

  • Chung, I. (2012). Sociocultural study of immigrant suicide attempters: An ecological Perspective.  Journal of Social Work, 12(6), 614-629.

  • Chung, I. (2010).  Changes in the socio-cultural reality of Chinese immigrants: Challenges and opportunities in help-seeking behavior.  International Journal of Social Psychiatry.56 (4), 436-447.

  • Chung, I. (2010). Students' Emotions as an Organizing Principle in the Social Work Curriculum, Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 30, 75 – 89.

Current Research

  • Study of Repeated Suicide Attempters among Asian Immigrants in New York City (2010- present)
    A collaborative study with two major public hospitals to examine the demographic. clinical and psychosocial profiles of Asian immigrants who were repeated suicide attempters. Sociocultural relevant risk and protective factors will be identified for consideration in treatment and prevention. 
Funded by New York State Office of Mental Health Suicide Prevention
    Co-sponsored by New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

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Irene Chung

Irene Chung, PhD


Associate Professor

Phone: 212.396.7534

Room: 431