Judy Ho Gavazza
Dr. Judy Ho is a board licensed clinical psychologist and specialty board certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. She spent three years post-doctorate conducting child psychiatric research at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and working with community mental health providers to improve the delivery of evidence-based care to high-need populations in Los Angeles and New Orleans. An advocate for improving the experience of post-doctorate scholars, Dr. Ho served for two years on the Board of Directors and in the Executive Committee for the National Post-doctoral Association, and on the Postdoctorate Leadership Committee for the American Academy of Medical Colleges GREAT group. She has served as a consultant on the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Community Partners in Care Project and Center for Disease Control's (CDC) Legacy for Children Project. Dr. Ho's clinical specialties include evidence-based youth and family interventions, neuropsychological and forensic assessments, and culturally responsive treatments for ethnic minority individuals. Her areas of expertise include Depression and Anxiety Issues, Childhood and Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Eating Disorders, and Dementia.
Dr. Ho's CREATE research lab hosts her program of research aimed at 1) improving mental health service delivery and outcomes for ethnically diverse youth populations in low-income community settings, and 2) exploring creative, innovative interventions to better engage clients in the therapeutic process and to reduce stigma to professional mental health care.
- PhD, MS, University of California San Diego / San Diego State University
- BA, BS, University of California, Berkeley
Research and Scholarship
- Ho, J., Lau, A., Yeh, M., McCabe, K. (2012). Perceptions of the acceptability of parent training among Chinese immigrant parents: Contributions of cultural factors and clinical need. Behavior Therapy.
- Ho, J., & Daniels, S. (2011). Acculturation and mental health care for Latino and Asian youth. In T. M. Johnson (Ed.), Acculturation: Implications for Individuals, Families, and Societies. Nova Science Publishers: Hauppauge, NY.
- Ho, J., McCabe, K., Yeh, M., & Lau, A. (2009). Evidence-based treatments for conduct disorder among ethnic minorities. In R. C. Murrihy, A. D. Kidman, & T. H. Ollendick (Eds.), Clinical Handbook of Assessing and Treating Conduct Problems in Youth (p. 455-488). Springer Publishing: New York, NY, in press.
- Ho, J., Yeh, M., McCabe, K., & Hough, R. L (2006). Parental cultural affiliation and youth mental health service use. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 36, 529-542.
- Ho, J., Liang, J., Martinez, J., Huang, C., & Yeh, M. (2006). Racial and ethnic disparities in mental health care for youth. In E. V. Metrosa (Ed.), Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care (p. 149-204). Nova Science Publishers: Hauppauge, NY.
- Yeh, M., Forness, S., Ho, J., McCabe, K., & Hough, R. L. (2004). Parental etiological explanations and disproportionate racial/ethnic representation in special education services for youth with emotional disturbance, Behavioral Disorders, 29, 348-358.
Dr. Judy Ho is a licensed and board-certified clinical psychologist and an assistant professor of psychology. She is a two-time recipient of the National Institute of Mental Health National Services Research Award and an examination board member of the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Ho conducts neuropsychological assessments and serves as an expert witness in a variety of forensic settings including civil and criminal court proceedings. She delivers evidence-based therapies to youth and adults, and teaches in the doctoral and masters level psychology programs at Pepperdine University.
Dr. Ho's CREATE research lab hosts her program of research aimed at 1) improving mental health service delivery and outcomes for ethnically diverse youth populations in low-income community settings and 2) exploring creative, innovative interventions to better engage clients in the therapeutic process and to reduce stigma to professional mental health care.
Areas of Expertise
- Depression and anxiety issues
- Childhood and adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Eating disorders