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: assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders and early screening; novel executive functioning interventions; prevention of chronic disease in low income minority youth through a school-based health education program (MIKE); health promotion and health equity for diverse populations.

Notable Professional and Academic Achievements: Partnership Grant from Collins Medical Trust; 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. (2014). Parental and peer support as predictors of depression and self-esteem among college students. Journal of College Student Development 55(2) 120-138.

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.

Recent Grants

Li, S. T., & Neal, C. (2015). Improving MIKE Program Cultural Competency Through On-going Collaboration with Pacific University. Grant for $9,000.00 received from Juan Young Trust. (Project No. 2015-005W Education Healthy Lifestyle Program.)

Li, S. T., & Neal, C. (2014). MIKE Program Collaboration with Pacific’s School of Professional Psychology. Grant for $9,000.00 received from Juan Young Trust. (Project No. 2014-004W Health. Healthy Lifestyle Program.)

Li, S. T. (2013). Investigating clinical and research applications of cognitive training for children with working memory and executive functioning deficits. Faculty Development Grant for $2997.33 received from Pacific University.  

Li, S. T. (2012). Screening kindergarteners for attention and learning difficulties at a local Beaverton School.   Faith Gabelnick Endowed Fund for Community Service Award in the amount of $675, June 2012, Pacific University.

Recent Presentations

Li, S. T., Sharifan, T., & Neal, C. (2015, March). Creating lasting change in health habits: Multicultural Integrated Kidney Education Program’s (MIKE’s) progress towards health promotion and chronic disease prevention for adolescents. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.

Li, S. T. (2014, June).  Infusing culturally-informed practices to enhance MIKE program’s kidney disease prevention. oster presented at the third biennial Division 45 Research Conference, Eugene, OR.  

Li, S. T., Sharifan, T., Bagby, S. & Neal, C. (2014, June). Changing Health Behaviors for Latino Youth Engaged in Multicultural Integrated Kidney Education Program (MIKE Program). Paper presented at the Familias en Acción Latino Health Equity Conference, Portland, OR.

Li, S. T., Tapsak, S. E., Bellinger, S.E., Sharifan, T., & Neal, C. (March, 2014). Predicting healthy behaviors for adolescents in MIKE Program: Preventing Chronic Kidney Disease for high-risk low-income youth. Poster presented at the 15th Biennial Meeting of the Society of Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX.

Li, S. T., Tapsak, S. E., & Sharifan, T. (February, 2014). Contributions of Motor Coordination to Processing Speed and Academic Achievement. Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, WA.

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 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

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. 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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HPC 2 Room 271