Larke Nahme Huang, Ph.D. is a Senior Policy Associate in the National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health and the Director of Research at the Center for Child and Human Development in the Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Medical Center. She has worked in the field of mental health for more than 20 years with a primary focus on mental health services for children and underserved culturally diverse populations, and research/evaluation of mental health and education programs and services for youth. She is co-author of two recent publications, Children of Color: Psychological Interventions with Culturally Diverse Youth (1998) and Using Evaluation Data to Manage, Improve, Market and Sustain Children's Services (2000).
Currently, she provides technical assistance to states and communities to build their capacity for children's services to plan, implement, and evaluate culturally-competent services in multiple child-serving systems. She is the co-principal investigator for a Federally-funded national rehabilitation research and training center on children and youth with disabilities and special health care needs and a principal investigator for a Federally-funded project on Asian American Pacific Islander youth development, resiliency and risk prevention. She has been a provider of clinical services in both the private and the community mental health sectors. She is a member of the Mental Health Task Force of the Carter Center; the American Psychological Association's Children, Youth and Families Committee; and the Advisory Committee of the APA Minority Fellowship Program.
Dr. Huang received her doctorate in Clinical/Community Psychology from Yale University. Since then she has done teaching, research, clinical practice and policy development. Most recently, she was involved in the planning and formation of the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association.