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Dieu M. Truong, MA, is the current psychology intern on the autism spectrum disorders track, completing the APA-Accredited Psychology Internship Training Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dieu M. Truong, PhD, is currently a Psychology Fellow, under the supervision of Dr. Judith Miller, at the Center for Autism Research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where she also completed her (APA)-Accredited Psychology Internship Training Program. Truong obtained her doctorate in School Psychology from the APA-Accredited, National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)-certified PhD Program at the University of Houston. She is also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). She was also selected as a fellow of the APA Minority Fellowship, a fellow of the CHOP Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity Award, and an awardee of the CHOP Global Scientific Excellence Award.
As a Chinese-Vietnamese American female who immigrated to America as a teen and speaks fluently in Vietnamese, Cantonese, and English, her identity and her experience as an Asian immigrant are an integral part of guiding her professional identity – a social justice-focused and culturally affirming clinician and researcher. Her primary research focus is to better understand the intersectionality of Southeast Asian cultural values and historical and ongoing systemic racism against Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander (AAAPI) communities that impact equitable access to autism services.
Truong's dissertation is an international large-scale measurement variance study focusing on understanding the experience of autism families a low-to-middle income Asian country with a Buddhist- and Confucian-oriented cultural system. This work has been published in the Autism journal, entitled A Cross-Cultural Comparison of a Measure of Parent Perceptions Among Families of Children with Autism in Vietnam (2022). Additionally, her research expertise afforded her the invitation to co-author the Unified Call for Deeper Understanding, Solidarity, and Action to Eradicate Anti-AAAPI Racism and Violence (2021). This Unified Statement was well endorsed in solidarity by multiple national and International School Psychology organizations, including the APA Division 16, Trainers of School Psychologists, American Board of School Psychology, International School Psychology, and NASP.
In Fall 2023, Truong will start her faculty position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology within the Department of Psychology and Philosophy, in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She is excited about joining the Department to share her amazing training experience from CHOP and to support the training the next generation of culturally affirming and social justice leaders in the field of School Psychology.