Dr. Huey is an Associate Professor of Psychology at USC, with a joint appointment in American Studies and Ethnicity. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1998, and joined the USC faculty in 2000.
Research in our lab focuses on reducing disparities in behavioral health by optimizing treatments for high-risk populations, particularly under-resourced ethnic minority youth. Our lab uses randomized trials, longitudinal methods, and meta-analysis to address important questions about treatment effects and mechanisms with (1) externalizing youth, (2) youth/adults in criminal justice settings, and (3) ethnic minorities with mental health problems. In recent years, our work has focused on developing and testing brief interventions for ethnic minorities with diverse psychosocial problems; some studies assess the relative benefits of culturally tailored vs “generic” intervention strategies, and others utilize brief strategies to improve treatment engagement.
Dr. Huey teaches courses addressing mental health, therapy, and diversity. Recent courses include abnormal psychology, culture and mental health, the psychology of African Americans, the psychology of racial bias, and race and crime. He is also Director of Graduate Studies in the Psychology Department.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Huey has extensive experience treating trauma victims and youth with behavioral problems. He also provides clinical supervision to graduate students in clinical psychology. He consults in areas of diversity and cultural competence, evidence-based treatment, parenting and parent training, and program evaluation.