Yunyu (Kathy) Xiao is a fourth-year PhD candidate from Silver School of Social Work, and a predoctoral research scientist from the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, NYU. Yunyu’s research focuses on addressing health disparities in suicidal behaviors, mental health and service utilization, and social policy. She has published in top journals, including Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Journal of School Psychology, Psychiatry Research, Asian Journal of Psychiatry, and Health Behavior Research. She is awardees of the Kenneth Lutterman Award for Best Student Paper in 2018 American Public Health Association (APHA), and the Outstanding Student Poster in 2019 American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) Annual Meeting. She gave several talks at international conferences, including Society for Social Work and Research, Council on Social Work Education, APHA, and AAHB. Yunyu was instructor for MSW courses and received excellent student teaching evaluation. Yunyu received M.Phil. from the University of Hong Kong.