Zhen Hadassah Cheng

Zhen Hadassah Cheng
Oregon Health and Science University | OHSU · School of Medicine

PhD

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Introduction
I research topics related to culture, mental health, and disparities. My research aims to increase access to healthcare by developing culturally sensitive interventions and combating stigma/bias.

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Publications (17)
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Mental illness stigma is prevalent among Asian Americans, and it is a key barrier that prevents them from seeking psychological services. Limited studies have experimentally examined how Asian Americans respond to biological and social explanations of mental illness. Understanding how to educate and communicate about mental illness effectively is c...
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Despite Christians being a religious majority in the U.S., relatively few pursue higher education and careers in science. Our studies show that stereotypes about Christians being less competent in science than other groups are recognized by both Christians and non-Christians, and are openly endorsed by non-Christians (Study 1). Our studies further...
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We report on the construction of a Microaggressions Against Religious Individuals Scale (MARIS) that measures how religious individuals experience microaggressions—subtle verbal and behavioral acts that may be experienced as demeaning, prejudicial, and/or negating. MARIS items were initially created using prior literature on microaggressions themes...
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It is projected that by 2045, racial/ethnic minorities in the U.S. will become the majority. Unfortunately, the numbers of racial/ethnic minority psychologists have not kept up with population trends. This discrepancy poses challenges for many psychology training sites, including the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). There is a lack of data on w...
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Nonreligious individuals stereotype Christians as unscientific and see Christianity and science as conflicting. The present studies examined how perceptions of incompatibility between Christianity and science influence nonreligious individuals’ stereotypes of Christians in science in the US context. We measured (Study 1) and manipulated (Study 2) p...
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Psychological inflexibility has been linked to a variety of mental health disorders, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The purpose of this cross-sectional self-report study was to examine how psychological inflexibility, along with closely related concepts such as mindfulness and self-compassion, are associated with PTSD among a clini...
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Findings regarding ethnic differences in eating disorder diagnoses and risk factors have been mixed. This study evaluated whether there are ethnic differences in eating disorder prevalence, risk factors, and the predictive relations of the risk factors to future eating disorder onset. We used a large sample of young women followed longitudinally ov...
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The growing non-religious minority remains among the most distrusted groups in America. We examined how non-religious individuals experience microaggressions—subtle prejudicial verbal and behavioral acts. U.S. participants who self-identified as being non-religious (N = 1,485) were recruited to develop and validate a Microaggressions Against Non-re...
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The growing non-religious minority remains among the most distrusted groups in America. We examined how non-religious individuals experience microaggressions-subtle prejudicial verbal and behavioral acts. U.S. participants who self-identified as being non-religious (N 1,485) were recruited to develop and validate a Microaggressions Against Non-reli...
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Research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans has increasingly converged on the conclusion that several types of spiritual distress (guilt, shame, loss of meaning and purpose, disruption in relationship with a higher power, and moral distress) are related to mental health outcomes in cross-sectional, longitudinal, and cross-...
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Please use this set of directions and scale to measure religious microaggressions.
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This study explored the roles of spiritual distress and negative communication in relationship satisfaction among couples that include a veteran managing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Fifty-eight veterans managing PTSD and 42 of their partners responded to mailed surveys assessing PTSD symptoms, relationship satisfaction, negative communica...
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Limited research has investigated how culture impacts expressions of social support, which is crucial in developing culturally sensitive care. Using a classification based on theories of social support, we examined the social support experiences of 49 Chinese immigrant mental health consumers with psychosis, paying particular attention to frequency...
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Chinese immigrants tend to rely on family and close community for support given their vulnerable societal position. Yet stigma, especially from structural and familial sources, may have a particularly harmful impact upon Chinese immigrants with psychosis. Using a descriptive analysis based upon grounded theory, we examined stigma experiences of 50...

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