Author: Linh An

Linh An earned her Ph.D. from the UCLA Anthropology Department. Her dissertation research is on immigrant Chinese women who provide care to a family member diagnosed with a mental illness. Linh has worked with the New York State Psychiatric Institute on research that aims to develop culturally competent treatment models for limited English proficient (LEP) patients. She has served as a teaching assistant for various introductory anthropology courses, and has taught upper-division cultural anthropology courses at UCLA. Currently, Linh is a consultant at the Columbia University Writing Center where she helps clients with their writing projects. She also serves as the Co-Executive Director at the Chinese-American Family Alliance for Mental Health (CAFAMH), a volunteer-run organization for immigrant Chinese caregivers of mental health consumers. Her training as an ethnographer has informed her approach to community-based research projects that address health inequities. In partnership with the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health and the National Alliance for Mental Illness- NYC Metro, Linh is adapting an evidence-based educational program for LEP Chinese families in New York City.