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Freda Liu, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Attending Psychologist, Seattle Children's Hospital
(206) 987-3295
Box 354920
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Freda Liu, Ph.D., is an Associate 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.


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Black and Latinx youth continue to receive lower quantity and quality mental healthcare compared to Non-Hispanic White youth, despite similar rates of unmet need. Clinician implicit bias has been implicated as a major contributor to inequitable mental health treatment and outcomes for youth. This study, addressing the third aim of the supplemental BOLT parent grant (NIMH 3R34MH109605-02S1), aims to pilot test a Virtual Implicit Bias Reduction and Neutralization Training (VIBRANT) for school mental health clinicians as an innovative strategy for reducing clinician implicit bias, improving the equitable delivery of high quality, evidence-based mental healthcare, and ultimately improving mental health outcomes for Black and Latinx youth.
How low can you go? Examining the effects of brief online training and post-training consultation dose on implementation mechanisms and outcomes for measurement-based care(2022)Implementation Science Communications3 (1):1-15.
Adapting strategies to promote implementation reach and equity (ASPIRE) in school mental health services(2022)Psychology in the Schools59 (12):2471-2485.
A brief online implicit bias intervention for school mental health clinicians(2022)International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health19 (2):679.
School mental health professionals’ knowledge of stereotypes and implicit bias toward Black and Latinx youths(2022)Psychiatric Services73 (11):1308-1311.
The Cognitive Walkthrough for Implementation Strategies (CWIS): A pragmatic method for assessing implementation strategy usability(2022)Implementation Science Communications2:1-16.
Mind the Gap: Considering Disparities in Implementing Measurement-Based Care(2019)Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry58 (4):459-461.
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.