Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
Child Welfare and Substance Abuse
Dr. Hui Huang’s research focuses primarily on developing and evaluating macro-level interventions for children and families involved in child welfare and justice systems, as well as other public services. Dr. Huang received extensive training in applied research methods and obtained a master’s degree in applied statistics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Since joining the faculty at Florida International University in 2013, she has had four funded projects: two principal investigators (PI), one co- principal investigators (Co-PI), and one co-investigator (Co-I). Her first PI project evaluated the crossover youth practice model, which is an innovative model serving youth involved in both the child welfare and the juvenile justice systems. Her second PI project evaluated the campus support program serving former foster youth and homeless students in college. Also, she collaborated with Dr. Miguel Villodas from the Department of Psychology and served as the Co-I on a project testing the parent-child interaction therapy among children under age five at risk for abuse and neglect.
More recently, Dr. Huang has been collaborating with Dr. Shamra Boel-Studt at Florida State University and serving as a Co-PI on a project to develop and test the Group Care Quality Rating Scale, which is a multi-dimensional, multi-informant assessment designed to measure the quality of services provided to children and youth in Florida’s DCF-licensed residential group homes.
Dr. Huang has maintained a productive record of disseminating research findings through publications and conference presentations.
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MS, MSW, Ph.D.
- Xiamen University, BA, MA
* indicates publications and presentations with doctoral students.
De La Rosa, M. Huang, H., Brook, J. S., Sánchez, M., Rojas, P., Kanamori, M., Cano, M. A., Martinez, M. (In Press). Socio-cultural determinants of substance misuse among adult Latinas of Caribbean, South and Central American descent: a longitudinal study of a community-based sample. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse.
Sánchez, M., Romando, E., Dawson, C., Huang, H., Sneij, A., Cyrus, E., Rojas, P., Cano, M. A., Brook, J. S., & De La Rosa, M. (In Press). Drinking and Driving among Recent Latino Immigrants: The Impact of Neighborhoods and Social Support. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Rojas, P., Huang, H., Li, T., Ravelo, G., Sánchez, M., Dawson, C., Brook, J., Kanamori, M., & De La Rosa, M. (In Press). Socio-cultural determinants of risky sexual behaviors among adult Latinas: a longitudinal study of a community-based sample. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Xue, J., Fang, G., Huang, H., Cui, N., Rhodes, K., and Gelles, R. (In Press), Rape Myths and The Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance Scale in China. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Cano, M. A., Sánchez, M., Trepka, M. J., Dillon, F. R. Sheehan, D. M., Rojas, P., Kanamori, M., Huang, H., Auf, R., & De La Rosa, M. (2017). Immigration stress and alcohol use severity among recently immigrated Hispanic adults: Examining moderating effects of gender, immigration status, and social support. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73, 294-307.
* Huang, H., Ryan, J. P., & Rhoden, M. (2016). Foster Care, Geographic Neighborhood Change, and the Risk of Delinquency.Children and Youth Services Review, 65, 32-41.
Wu, S., Huang, H., Sun, F., & An, Q. (2016). Is Social Work Really Being Recognized? Problems with Social Work Employment Opportunities in Mainland China. Social Work Education, 35(2), 186-203.
Ryan, J. P., Perron, B. E., & Huang, H. (2016). Child welfare and the transition to adulthood: Investigating placement status and subsequent arrests. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45(1), 172-182.
* Huang, H., Ryan, J. P., Sappleton, A., & Chiu, Y. L. (2015). Crossover youth post arrest: Placement status and recidivism.Children and Youth Services Review, 57, 193-200.
De La Rosa, M., Huang, H., Rojas, P., Dillon, F. R., Lopez-Quintero, C., Li, T., Ravelo, G. (2015). Influence of mother-daughter attachment on daily alcohol use: A longitudinal study of a Latina community based sample. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 76(2), 307-316.
Hong, J. S., Huang, H., McHaney, M., Patton D., & Washington, T. (2014). Are Community Violence-Exposed Youth at Risk of Engaging in Delinquent Behavior? A Review and Implications for Residential Treatment Research and Practice. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 31 (4), 266-283.
Huang, H., & Ryan, J. P. (2014). The location of placement and juvenile delinquency: Do neighborhoods matter in child welfare? Children and Youth Services Review, 44, 33-45.
Ryan, J. P., Abrams, L. S., & Huang, H. (2014). First-Time Violent Juvenile Offenders: Probation, Placement, and Recidivism. Social Work Research, 38(1), 7-18.
Huang, H., Hong, J. S., & Espelage, D. L. (2013). Understanding factors associated with bullying and peer victimization in Chinese schools within ecological contexts. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22 (7), 881-892.
Choi, S., Huang, H., & Ryan, J. (2012). Substance abuse treatment completion in child welfare: Does substance abuse treatment completion matter in the decision of family reunification? Children and Youth Services Review, 34 (9), 1639-1645.
Huang, H., Ryan, J. , & Herz, D. (2012). The journey of dually involved youth: The prediction of rereporting and recidivism. Children and Youth Services Review, 34 (1), 254-260.
Hong, J. S., Lee. N. Y., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Huang, H. (2011). Alcohol and tobacco use among South Korean adolescents: An ecological review of the literature. Children and Youth Services Review, 33(7), 1120-1126.
Marshall, J. M., Huang, H., & Ryan J. P. (2011). Intergenerational families in child welfare: Assessing needs and estimating permanency. Children and Youth Services Review, 33 (6), 1024-1030.
Hong, J. S., Huang, H., Sabri, B., & Kim, J. S. (2011). Substance abuse among Asian American youth: An ecological review of the literature. Children and Youth Services Review, 33(5), 669-677.
Huang, H., & Ryan, J. P. (2011). Trying to come home: Substance exposed infants, mothers, and family reunification. Children and Youth Services Review, 33 (2), 322-329.