David Choi, a graduating senior, is the recipient of the fourth annual Susan M. McHale Award, a diversity in research award.

The purpose of the Susan M. McHale Award for Outstanding Psychological Research by a Student Who Enhances Diversity is to encourage and honor students from under-represented groups who make a contribution to the advancement of knowledge of psychological science.

David received this award for his research focusing on the unique barriers that Asian Americans face in accessing and utilizing mental healthcare services. He conducts research in the Anxiety and Stress Laboratory under Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz. In his nomination, David was described as a “smart, resourceful student with great ambition to conduct impactful culturally-sensitive mental health research.” David was honored with the Susan M. McHale Award at the Psychology and Neuroscience Commencement Ceremony on May 13, 2018.

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