Freda Liu, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Attending Psychologist, Seattle Children's Hospital
(206) 987-3295
Box 354920
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Freda Liu, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. Dr. Liu’s program of research aims to develop scalable mental health service interventions to improve access and quality of mental healthcare for diverse youth and families. Specifically, her work focuses on the implementation of Measurement-Based Care in diverse mental healthcare settings that serves youth including schools, and the development of implicit bias interventions for youth mental healthcare providers. Dr. Liu is also an Attending Psychologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Director of Measurement-Based Patient Care for Outpatient Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine.

This is supplement to the BOLT parent grant to address one of the primary causes of health disparities— implicit bias among healthcare providers. Specifically, this project will (1) assess stereotype knowledge and implicit racial bias and its potential influence on clinical decision-making among school mental health clinicians, (2) develop an adjunctive online training module entitled Virtual Implicit Bias Reduction and Neutralization Training (VIBRANT), and (3) pilot VIBRANT with school mental health (SMH) clinicians for feasibility as an adjunctive training module to those developed for the parent grant.
Generational differences in academic achievement among immigrant youth: A meta-analytic review.(2016)Review of Educational Research86:13-41.
Health Information Technologies – Academic and Commercial Evaluation (HIT-ACE) methodology: Description and application to clinical feedback systems(2016)Implementation Science11(1):128.
Capabilities and characteristics of digital measurement feedback systems: Results from a comprehensive review(2016)Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research43(3):441-466.