Susan T. Li, PhD

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Roles and Interests

Instructor: Assessment of Children

Clinical Supervisor: Pacific Psychology Clinic-Hillsboro, child assessment team

Clinical Interests: assessment of children, adolescents, and families; clinical orientation combining a behavioral/cognitive-behavioral perspective with ecosystemic and multicultural theoretical approaches.

Research Interests: screening young children for learning disorders and attention problems; evaluating and understanding assessment feedback; general topics in psychological assessment with children and adolescents;prevention of obesity and chronic kidney disease in low income minority youth through a school-based health education (MIKE Program) programs; minority mental and physical health promotion including differential vulnerability.

Notable Professional and Academic Achievements: Grant from Juan Young Trust; SPP-MIKE Program; Partnership Grant from Collins Medical Trust; Grant from the Faith Gabelnick Endowed Fund; Faculty Development Grant from Pacific University; Competitive Summer Stipend from Loyola University Chicago; Fellow, Minority Fellowship Program, American Psychological Association; Predoctoral Fellow, NIMH Program for Prevention Research; Phi Beta Kappa.


PhD, Arizona State University, 1997

MA, Arizona State University, 1993

BA, University of Notre Dame, 1990, Summa Cum Laude

Predoctoral Internship, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1997

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Barrow Neurological Institute, 1998

Previous Relevant Work Experience

Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago, Department of Psychology, 1999-2002

Instructor, Arizona State University, Department of Psychology

Professional Membership

American Psychological Association

Licensed psychologist in State of Oregon

Representative Publications

Li, S. T. Albert, A. B., & Dwelle, D. G. (in press, 2013). Parental and peer support as predictors of depression and self-esteem among college students. Journal of College Student Development.

Li, S. T., Jenkins, S., & Grewal, S. (2012). Impact of race and ethnicity on the expression, assessment, and diagnosis of psychopathology. In M. Hersen, S. Turner, & D. Beidel (Eds.).Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis, 6th Edition, New York, NY: Wiley

Michael, P. M., & Li, S. T. (2010). Psychometrics. In J. C. Thomas, & M. Hersen (Eds.),Handbook of Clinical Competencies. New York, NY: Springer.

McKitrick, D., & Li, S. T. (2008). Cross-cultural treatment. In M. Hersen, & A. M. Gross (Eds.), Handbook of Clinical Psychology, Volume I: Adults (pp. 724-751)Mahwah, NJ: Wiley.

Li, S. T., & Magneson, J. (2007). Multicultural and diversity issues. In M. Hersen, S. Turner, & J. Thomas (Eds.), Handbook of clinical interviewing with children (pp. 77-94). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

Li, S. T., Jenkins, S., & Sundsmo, A. (2007). Impact of race and ethnicity on the expression, assessment, and diagnosis of psychopathology. In M. Hersen, S. Turner, & D. Beidel (Eds.), Adult psychopathology and diagnosis (5th ed.) (pp. 101-121). New York, NY: Wiley.

Li, S., Nussbaum, K., & Richards, M. H. (2007). Risk and protective factors for urban inner-city African-American youth. American Journal of Community Psychology, 39, 21-35.

Li, S. T., & Rogers, S. L. (2006). Developmental considerations. In M. Hersen (Ed.),Clinician's Handbook of Child Behavioral Assessment (pp .25-61). New York, NY: Elsevier.

Recent Presentations

Li, S. T., Poppert, K., Tapsak, S., Stave, A. R., Grewal, S., & Marcin, R. (April, 2013). Objective and subjective assessment of executive functioning as predictors of academic and behavioral outcomes in kindergarten sample. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Li, S., Tapsak, S., Poppert, K., Grewal, S., & Marcin, R. (February, 2013).  Objective and subjective measures of executive functioning in a kindergarten sample. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society, Waikoloa, Hawaii. 

Li, S., Neal, C., & Pagenstecher, L. (2012, October). Promoting health behaviors in the school setting: Findings across five cohorts of MIKE Program. Poster presented at the Society for Public Health Education annual meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Li, S., Sage, N., & Neal, C. (2012, April).  Increased knowledge and personal goals achieved by youth participating in Multicultural Integrated Kidney Education Program.  Poster presented at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference, Reno, NV.

Li, S. T., & Gerrie, M. P. (2011, August). How well does the WISC-IV Picture Concepts subtest perform?  Understanding construct validity and psychometric properties in a community-based sample. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, Washington, DC. 

Li, S. T., Marcin, R., Grewal, S., & Tapsak, S. (2011, April). Early psychodiagnostic screening predicts kindergarteners’ math and reading skills. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

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Health Professions Building 2 280