Mylien Thi Duong, PhD

Mylien Thi Duong, PhD

"I believe that every child should have the opportunity to live a healthy, fulfilling life. My mission is to close gaps for populations that have poor access to quality mental health care. I work with schools and community organizations to foster and promote mental health, to implement high-quality mental health services, and to develop culturally responsive treatments."

  • Dr. Mylien Duong is a Seattle convert from sunny Southern California. She obtained her graduate degree in clinical psychology at the University of Southern California (fight on!) and came to Seattle to complete her clinical internship. After internship, she stayed for postdoctoral fellowship. After fellowship, she stayed for a faculty position. Having first been frustrated with the rain, she now fully embraces cloudy days and appreciates the beautiful PNW outdoors.


Medical/Professional School

University of Southern California, Los Angeles


University of Washington, Seattle

Research Description

My primary research interest is in eliminating racial/ethnic disparities in educational and mental health outcomes. To this end, my work focuses on (1) the development of culturally responsive socioemotional interventions, (2) improving evidence-based practice in systems of care for youth, and (3) identifying and disseminating interventions that reduce racial/ethnic disparities.