In the Media

Dr. Brian Keum spoke with and contributed to an article by the American Psychological Association on the latest research and advances in mitigating cyberbullying

Dr. Brian Keum spoke with Slate on gendered racism in dating platforms against Asian men

Our research on gendered racial microaggressions and suicide ideation among Asian American women was covered by Mad in America Science, Psychiatry, and Social Justice

Our research on online racism in gaming has been quoted by an article in GameStar

Our recent study examining suicide ideation associated with gendered racial microaggressions and internalized racism among Asian American women has been covered by the Daily Bruin!


Lab director Dr. Brian Keum was awarded a grant from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program to study links between online racism and high rates of smoking among Black emerging adults. The three-year grant of more than $775,000 will also support Keum’s partnership with the California Youth Advocacy Network to conduct community- and campus-based anti-racism advocacy programs.

At the 2022 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, lab director Dr. Brian Keum was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship on Race and Ethnicity Award from the Section on Ethnic and Racial Diversity, Division 17 Society for Counseling Psychology. The award honors scholarly contribution that advances the field’s knowledge of people of color, race and ethnicity, or racism. He was also awarded the Researcher of the Year Award from the Division 51 Society for Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities. The award honors outstanding published research concerning males and masculinities.

Lab director Dr. Brian Keum has received the 2022 National Multicultural Conference and Summit Rising Star Award for his significant contributions to the field of multicultural psychology. Awarded biennially, the prestigious Rising Star Award honors the achievements of early-career psychologists in multicultural research, teaching, advocacy, policy, and clinical care.

Lab members Rangeena Salim-Eissa and Michele Wong presented our findings on suicidal ideation risk associated with gendered racial microaggressions and internalized racism among Asian American emerging adult women at the 2021 annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science. Click on the image to view the poster. Click here to listen.

Dr. Keum presented on gendered racism and mental health among Asian American women and men at the 2021 Youth Suicide Research Consortium’s National Conference as one of the panelists for the opening day keynote on Suicidal Behaviors among Asian-American Youth: Current Research and Future Directions (click to view).