May 5, 2021
What are some mental health challenges for Asian Americans today? Can you share your thoughts on the most recent acts of violence against Asian Americans and where it comes from? In this timely and important episode, we interview Dr. Rona Hu on mental health in the Asian American community.
Dr. Hu is Medical Director of the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient
Unit at Stanford Hospital, specializing in the care of those with
serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar and
depression. She completed medical school and residency in
psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and
fellowships in Pharmacology and Schizophrenia Research through the
National Institutes of Health. She is also active in minority
issues and cultural psychiatry, and has received regional and
national recognition for her clinical care, research and
Dr. Rona J. Hu received her medical degree in 1990 from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and completed her residency at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center in 1994. She received her board certification in psychiatry in 1995 from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Hu completed two fellowships while at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1994-1998. She completed the PRAT (Pharmacology Research Associate Training) program from 1994-1996, and a schizophrenia research fellowship from 1996-1998.
Dr. Hu received the 2016 APA Nancy Roeske award for Excellence in Medical Student Education, the 2017 Faculty Award from Stanford University's Asian American Activities Center, and the 2017 Community Engagement Award from Stanford Department of Psychiatry.