22652-Park, Irene
Faculty

Irene J. Park, PhD, MA, BA

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor of Psychiatry

Address
FS 5100-Regional Medical Centers (SB)
MEDS
IN
Indianapolis, IN

Bio

Dr. Irene Park is currently Assistant Research Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine—South Bend. Broadly, Dr. Park’s research focuses on sources of risk and resilience in the mental health of immigrant and racial/ethnic minority populations. Using an ecological approach, Dr. Park seeks to understand the sociocultural contexts in which ethnic minority youths reside, particularly the contexts of culture and family, as they relate to youths’ mental health. Currently, Dr. Park is investigating the role of racial/ethnic discrimination as one factor contributing to mental health disparities among Latino adolescents, with a focus on mediating mechanisms (e.g., anger regulation) and risk and protective factors (e.g., ethnic identity) in the discrimination—mental health link; this research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.

 

Dr. Park received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She completed an NIH-funded postdoctoral research fellowship through the Family Research Consortium at the University of California, Davis, focusing on family processes and child/adolescent mental health in diverse contexts. Dr. Park was on the faculty in the Psychology Department at the University of Notre Dame for 10 years before joining the faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2013. 

Key Publications

1.      Park, I. J. K., Wang, L., Williams, D. R., & Alegría, M. (in press). Coping with racism: Moderators of the discrimination—adjustment link among Mexican-origin adolescents. Child Development.

2.      Park, I. J. K., Wang, L., Williams, D. R., & Alegría, M. (2017). Does anger regulation mediate the discrimination-mental health link among Mexican-origin adolescents? A longitudinal mediation analysis using multilevel modeling. Developmental Psychology, 53, 340-352.

Nguyen C. P., Wong, J., Juang, L., & Park, I. J. K. (2015). Pathways among Asian Americans' family ethnic socialization, ethnic identity and psychological well-being: A multigroup mediation model. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 6(3), 273-280.

Su, J. C., Lee, R. M., Park, I. J. K., Soto, J.,  Chang, J., Zamboanga, B. L., Kim, S. Y., Ham, L. S., Dezutter, J.,  Hurley, E., Seol, K. O., & Brown, E. (2015). Differential links between expressive suppression and well-being among Chinese and Mexican American college students. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 6(1), 15-24.

Castillo, L. G., Navarro, R. L., Walker, J. E., Schwartz, S. J., Zamboanga, B. L., Whitbourne, S. K., Weisskirch, R. S., Kim, S. Y., Park, I. J. K., Vazsonyi, A. T., & Caraway, J. (2015). Gender matters: The influence of acculturation and acculturative stress on Latino college student depressive symptomatology. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 3(1), 40-55.

Yap, S. C. Y., Donnellan, M. B., Schwartz, S. J.  Kim, S. Y., Castillo, L. G., Zamboanga, B. L., Weisskirch, R. S., Lee, R. M., Park, I. J. K., Whitbourne, S. K., & Vazsonyi, A. T. (2014). Investigating the structure and measurement invariance of the Multi-Group Ethnic Identity Measure in a multiethnic sample of college students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61, 437-446.

Park, I. J. K., Schwartz, S. J., Lee, R. M., Kim, M., & Rodriguez, L. (2013). Perceived  racial/ethnic discrimination and antisocial behaviors among Asian American college students: Testing the moderating roles of ethnic and American identity. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 19, 166-176.

Armenta, B. E., Lee, R. M., Pituc, S. T., Kyoung-Rae, J., Park, I. J. K., Soto, J. A., Kim, S. Y., & Schwartz, S. J. (2013). Where are you from? A validation of the foreigner objectification scale and the psychological correlates of foreigner objectification among Asian Americans and Latinos. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 19, 131-142.

Weisskirch, R. S., Zamboanga, B. L., Ravert, R. D., Whitbourne, S. K., Park, I. J. K., Lee, R. M., &  Schwartz, S. J. (2013). An introduction to the composition of the Multi-Site University Study of Identity and Culture (MUSIC):  A collaborative approach to research and mentorship. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 19, 123-130.

Juang, L., Qin, D., & Park, I. J. K. (2013). Deconstructing the myth of the “tiger mother”: An introduction to the special issue on tiger parenting, Asian-heritage families, and child/adolescent well-being. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 4, 1-6.

Choi, Y., Kim, Y. S., Kim, S. Y., & Park, I. J. K. (2013). Is Asian American parenting controlling and harsh? Empirical testing of relationships between Korean American and Western parenting measures. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 4, 19-29.

Donovan, R. A., Huynh, Q-L., Park, I. J. K., Kim, S. Y., Lee, R. M., Robertson, E. (2013). Relationships among identity, perceived discrimination, and depressive symptoms among eight ethnic-generational groups. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69, 397-414.

Schwartz, S. J., Waterman, A. J., Umaña-Taylor, A., Lee, R. M., Kim, S. Y., Vazsonyi, A. T., Huynh, Q-L., Whitbourne, S. K., Park, I. J. K., Hudson, M., Zamboanga, B. L., Bersamin, M., & Williams, M. K. (2013). Acculturation and well-being among college students from immigrant families. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69, 298-318.

    Park, I. J. K., & Kim, P. Y (2012). The role of self-construals in the link between anger regulation and externalizing problems in Korean American adolescents: Testing a moderated mediation model. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68, 1339-1359.

      Schwartz, S. J., Park, I. J. K., Huynh, Q.-L., Zamboanga, B. L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Lee, R. M., Rodriguez, L., Kim, S. Y., Whitbourne, S. K., Castillo, L. G., Weisskirch, R. S., Vazsonyi, A. T., Williams, M. K., & Agocha, V. B. (2012). The American Identity Measure:  Development and validation across ethnic subgroup and immigrant generation. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 12, 93-128.

Soto, J. A., Armenta, B. E., Perez, C. R., Zamboanga, B. L., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Lee, R. M., Schwartz, S. J., Park, I. J. K., Huynh, Q.-L., Whitbourne, S. K., Le, T. N., & Ham, L. S. (2012). Strength in numbers? Cognitive reappraisal tendencies and psychological functioning among Latinos in the context of oppression. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 18, 394-394.

Titles & Appointments

  • Adjunct Assistant Research Professor of Psychiatry
  • Education
    2001 PhD University of California, Santa Barbara
    1998 MA University of California, Santa Barbara
    1993 BA Wesleyan University
  • Awards
    Org: American Psychological Association
    Desc: Elected Fellow, Society of Family Psychology (Division 43)
    Scope: National
    Date: 2015-01-01

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