Assistant Professor ,
University of Las Vegas, Nevada
Dr. Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt is an assistant professor at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. The centerpiece of her research focuses on mental health issues among marginalized individuals. Dr. Wong-Padoongpatt investigates the impact, mechanisms, and individual variations in stress responses to microaggressions, an everyday form of discrimination. She also examines the ethnic and gender differences in risk-factors for different types of addictions. More recently, she has invested the impact on the COVID-19 pandemic on the most vulnerable communities and the anti-Asian sentiments during the pandemic. Wong-Padoongpatt’s research has been published in the Race and Social Problems, the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, and the Asian American Journal of Psychology, among others. Dr. Wong-Padoongpatt holds an executive position for the Asian American Psychological Association as the communication officer. Outside scholarly work, Wong-Padoongpatt loves to coach hockey and advocates for womyn in professional sports.
Gloria received her B.S. in psychology from the University of California, San Diego and her Ph.D. in social/personality psychology from the University of California, Davis.