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Xiaoduo Fan, MD, MPH, MS (Director)

Fan Dr. Xiaoduo Fan is a board-certified psychiatrist, and a professor of psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, UMass Memorial Health Care. He is Director of the Psychotic Disorders Clinical and Research Program at UMass, and Director of the UMass Chinese Mental Health Program. Dr. Fan's clinical expertise and research interests include intervention strategies for first episode psychosis, refractory symptoms of schizophrenia, medical co-morbidity and real life functioning recovery. In addition, Dr. Fan is interested in the cultural aspect of mental disorders and global mental health. Dr. Fan has received research funding from government agencies, private foundations and industry. He serves as a reviewer for various SAMHSA grant programs; in addition, he serves on the PCORI Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research. Dr. Fan received his medical degree from Peking University in Beijing, China. He completed Psychiatry residency training at the State University of New York. Dr. Fan earned a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at Chicago Medical School in Chicago. In addition, Dr. Fan obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

 Douglas M. Ziedonis, MD, MPH 

Ziedonis China Dr. Douglas M. Ziedonis, MD, MPH, is Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Ziedonis' program of research focuses on better understanding and treating co-occurring addiction and mental illness. His research group has found that mental illness and addiction commonly co-occur and the combination results in worse prognosis, treatment compliance, and outcomes compared to either disorder alone. A major area of his own research expertise has been schizophrenia and tobacco addiction, where he has been a national leader on the topic.

 Jean A. Frazier, MD

JFrazier Dr. Jean A. Frazier is the Robert M. and Shirley S. Siff Chair in Autism and Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. As Co-Director of the Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopment Initiative (CANDI), Dr. Frazier directs a broad research program that addresses a variety of scientific problems relevant to advancing the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders such as early onset bipolar disorder (BPD), schizophrenia and autism. The CANDI team looks forward to ongoing collaborations with colleagues in China to advance our scientific knowledge of neurodevelopmental disorders.

 Jean King, PhD

King Dr. King is Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Provost for Biomedical Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She has distinguished herself as a research scientist and scholar, as well as administrator and community activist. She has made seminal contributions to the body of scientific knowledge, including the discovery that early stress can have profound consequences in adulthood and that non-invasively imaging can help us potentially identify biomarkers of certain disorders and consequently proper treatment strategies. Dr King is also interested in epigenetic and genetic influences on imparting risk and resilience to specific disorders.

 David Kennedy, PhD

David Kennedy PhD  Dr. Kennedy is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is Director of the Division of Neuroinformatics at the Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopment Initiative (CANDI). He has extensive expertise in the development of image analysis techniques and was a co-founder of the Center for Morphometric Analysis (CMA) at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His career has seen participation in the advent of such technologies as MRI-based morphometric analysis (1989), functional MRI (1991) and diffusion tensor pathway analysis (1998). He has long standing experience with development of neuroinformatics resources. Dr. Kennedy is a founding editor of the journal Neuroinformatics that debuted in 2003.

Boris Lorberg, MD, MBA


Dr. Lorberg is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He also serves as the Associate Medical Director of the UMass Adolescent Continuing Care Inpatient Units. His clinical expertise lies in the treatment of multi-dimensionally complex adolescents and their families through the integration of evidence-based psychopharmacology with individual, family, milieu psychotherapy, and program development strategies. He has led the work of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) on developing a medication information resource for clinicians about the use of psychotropics in children. Internationally, he has established professional collaborations with several leading Ukrainian child psychiatrists and psychologists. He has supported Ukrainian child mental health system development via informal and formal policy consultations, clinical education, and faculty collaboration.

Jingjing Cui, MD 

Jinjing Cui Dr. Jingjing Cui is an integrated adult/child and adolescent psychiatry resident at UMass Memorial Medical Center.  She double-majored in Biology and Economics and completed medical school at the University of Virginia.  Following in the footsteps of Dr. Kathy Niu, Dr. Cui leads the Global Mental Health Case Conference Series between UMass and major mental health institutions in China.  Dr. Cui is interested in learning more about the current status of mental health services in China and how patient care can be improved through the exchange of ideas and information across borders. 

Zilin Cui, MD Candidate

imagea8txq.png Zilin Cui is a second year medical student at UMass Medical School working with UMass MIND and the China Mental Health Program. Her research interests center on exploring the intersection of culture and mental health and how these relationships factor into healthcare disparities. In her spare time, she enjoys art, cooking, and playing with her pet bird, Pikachu.

Kenny Leng, MA

Kenny Leng received his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2014. At John Jay College, Kenny studied psychology focusing on law and justice, neuropsychology, psychopathology, and psychological assessment. Kenny is interested in psychosocial interventions for mental disorders; he is also interested in raising awareness of mental illness in Asian/Chinese populations. Kenny is fully bilingual (English and Mandarin). He currently serves as the coordinator for the UMass China Mental Health Program.
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