Dr. Hy V. Huynh is a Global Mental Health Disparities Researcher and a Social Impact Communications & Outreach Specialist.
His key qualifications and skills include:
His appointment at CHPIR is three-fold and combines and integrates his community development practitioner experience, doctoral training in community psychology, and expertise in visual storytelling and communications. Currently, he works as the research project director for the "National Evaluation of Childcare in El Salvador" project, a data analyst for the "Positive Outcomes for Orphans (POFO)" and "Mental Health & Wellbeing of Sexual and Gender Minorities in Five Low- and Middle-Income Countries (SMILE)" study, and a Communications & Outreach Specialist (doing humanitarian photography and website design) for the Center itself.
Much of his research interests have a strong focus on child protection and inclusion and child and adolescent mental health, particularly for marginalized youth populations such as orphaned and separated children, immigrant/refugee youth, youth of color, and LGBTQ youth in low- and middle- income contexts.