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May Yeh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, San Diego State University, Department of Psychology

Contact Information

San Diego State University 
Department of Psychology
6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 103
San Diego, CA 92120-4913
T: (619) 594-2838


May Yeh, PhD, received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from UCLA and is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, Research Scientist at the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, and Associate Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at UC San Diego. Her research program focuses upon how to improve the cultural competence of mental health services for youth populations.

Research Interests

  • Cultural issues & cultural competence in mental health services for youth 
  • Explanatory models multi-stakeholder agreement 
  • Adapting evidence-based treatments for culturally diverse youth populations


  • Yeh, M., Hough, R. L., McCabe, K., Lau, A., & Garland, A. (2004). Parental beliefs about the causes of child problems: Exploring racial/ethnic patterns. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43(5), 605-612.
  • Yeh, M., McCabe, K., Hough, R. L., Lau, A., Fakhry, F., & Garland, A. (2005). Why bother with beliefs?: Examining relationships between race/ethnicity, parental beliefs about causes of child problems, and mental health service use. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73(5), 800-807.
  • McCabe, K., & Yeh, M. (2009). Parent Child Interaction Therapy for Mexican Americans: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 38(5), 753-759. 
  • Ho, J., Yeh, M., McCabe, K., & Lau, A. (2012). Perceptions of the acceptability of parent training among Chinese immigrant parents: Contributions of cultural factors and clinical need. Behavior Therapy, 43(2), 436-449. 
  • Yeh, M., Aarons, G. A., Ho, J., Leslie, L. K., McCabe, K., Tsai, K., & Hough, R. (2014). Parental etiological explanations and longitudinal medication use for youths with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Administration and Policy In Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 41(3), 401-409.