William Tsai, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and on the faculty of the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program. He earned his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Tsai's research interests are in the intersection of cultural, health, and clinical psychology. His research examines the well-being of ethnic minority cancer survivors from a cultural and biopsychosocial lens with the goal of improving health outcomes and reducing cancer health disparities. Other areas of research include investigating how culture shapes the way we regulate our emotions, the way we reflect over negative experiences, and their implications for psychological and physical health. His work has been published in Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Cognition and Emotion, and Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. He also serves on the editorial board of the Asian American Journal of Psychology, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, and Annals of Behavioral Medicine. He has received national recognition for his research including Early Career Awards from APA Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race), APA Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology), the Asian American Psychological Association, and the Rising Star Award from the Association for Psychological Science (APS). His research has been funded by the NIH Career Development Award (K01) and grants from the American Psychological Foundation (APF).
Dr. Tsai will be accepting a doctoral student to start Fall 2023. Prospective students who are interested in cancer health disparities research are especially encouraged to apply!