• Dr. Huang is a native of Taiwan and came to the United States in 2009. She holds degrees from national Chung-Hsing University and National Taiwan Normal University in Taiwan, and earned her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Alabama. She is a postdoctoral fellow in Palliative Care Psychology and serves inpatients and outpatients of the Palliative Care service.

    Dr. Huang is an active researcher and has published on topics related to cancer survivorship, advance care planning, racial and mental health disparities, and mental health interventions. She has been the recipient of numerous honors, most recently being selected as an Early Career Investigator for the 3rd Annual MGH Workshop on Research Methods in Supportive Oncology, National Cancer Institute.

    Sylvia enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, music, and hanging out with friends. Her Chinese name translates roughly to “trillions wisdom,” which reflects the opinion of all who work with her. Her chosen name of Sylvia means “from the forest.”
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 The project ENABLE Cornerstone randomized pilot trial: Protocol for lay navigator-led early palliative care for African-American and rural advanced cancer family caregiversHepatology.  16. 2019
    2018 Assessment of metabolic syndrome risk factors among rural-dwelling older adults requires innovation: partnerships and a mobile unit can helpQuality in Ageing and Older Adults.  19:251-260. 2018
    2018 Lay patient navigators’ perspectives of barriers, facilitators and training needs in initiating advance care planning conversations with older patients with cancerJournal of Palliative Care.  33:70-78. 2018
    2017 Implementation and Impact of Patient Lay Navigator-Led Advance Care Planning ConversationsJournal of Pain and Symptom Management.  53:682-692. 2017
    2016 Patient-centered support in the survivorship care transition: Outcomes from the Patient-Owned Survivorship Care Plan InterventionBasic Research in Cardiology, Supplement.  122:3232-3242. 2016
    2016 A pilot feasibility intervention to increase advance care planning among African Americans in the deep southJournal of Palliative Medicine.  19:164-173. 2016
    2015 Technology-Delivered Mental Health Interventions for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA): a Review of Recent AdvancesNational Forum Teacher Education Journal.  12:472-480. 2015
    2015 Rewards and unique challenges faced by African-American custodial grandmothers: The importance of future planningSouthern Rural Access Project Nurse Practitioner Task Force.  19:844-852. 2015

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, University of Alabama 2015
  • Master of Education in Counseling Psychology, National Taiwan Normal University 2005
  • Full Name

  • Chao-Hui Huang
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