• 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
    2021 Witnesses and Victims Both: Healthcare Workers and Grief in the Time of COVID-19Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  62:647-656. 2021
    2021 Implementing a Clinic-Based Telehealth Support Service (FamilyStrong) for Family Caregivers of Individuals with Grade IV Brain TumorsJournal of Palliative Medicine.  24:347-353. 2021
    2019 The project ENABLE Cornerstone randomized pilot trial: Protocol for lay navigator-led early palliative care for African-American and rural advanced cancer family caregiversContemporary Clinical Trials Communications.  16. 2019
    2019 Distress Management, Version 3.2019, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology 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 InterventionCancer.  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 AdvancesCurrent HIV/AIDS Reports.  12:472-480. 2015
    2015 Technology-Delivered Mental Health Interventions for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA): a Review of Recent AdvancesCurrent HIV/AIDS Reports.  12:472-480. 2015
    2015 Rewards and unique challenges faced by African-American custodial grandmothers: The importance of future planningAging and Mental Health.  19:844-852. 2015
    2013 A meta-analysis of the factor structure of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS): the effects of languageInternational Psychogeriatrics.  25:71-81. 2013
    2012 Health Disparities Grants Funded by National Institute on Aging: Trends Between 2000 and 2010Gerontologist.  52:748-758. 2012
    2012 Secrets to a Long, Healthy Life: Uncovering Myths About LongevityContemporary Psychology.  57. 2012
    2012 Self-rated mental health among Asian American adults: Association with psychiatric disorders.Asian American Journal of Psychology.  3:44-52. 2012
    2011 Race/ethnicity and the factor structure of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale: A meta-analysis.Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.  17:381-396. 2011
    2010 Health Status of Older Asian Americans in CaliforniaJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  58:2003-2008. 2010

    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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