Dr. Chang is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the NYU Silver School of Social Work. Her research seeks to advance the well-being of BIPOC communities by understanding the processes that impact psychological health, identifying strategies for improving intergroup relationships, and developing culturally-grounded interventions that integrate mindfulness and other contemplative traditions to promote racial equity. She is the recipient of a Mind and Life PEACE grant to develop and evaluate Mindfulness-Based Critical Consciousness Training for teachers (MBCC-T) in New York City to strengthen their culturally-responsive teaching practice. A second-generation Chinese American, Dr. Chang also conducts research on key issues facing Asian American communities, most recently examining Asian Americans’ experiences of discrimination since the Covid-19 pandemic, and the role that critical consciousness, solidarity and allyship with other BIPOC communities may play in promoting more resilient coping with structural racism. Her research has been profiled on ABC News, CNN, 20/20, NPR and the New York Times. She is a founding member and Executive Board member of the International Society for Contemplative Research. Dr. Chang also maintains a private practice in New York City through the Soho CBT + Mindfulness Center.
Learn more about her work here.
Doris was featured on the Mind & Life podcast episode Critical Consciousness.