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Joyce H. L. Lui

Assistant Professor, Psychology
Director, Spark Lab
Core Member, Centre for Clinical Research in Health (CCRH)

Joyce H. L.  Lui
© Concordia University, photo by Lisa Graves


Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Implementation Science (University of California, Los Angeles)
Pre-Doctoral Residency, Clinical Child & Pediatric Psychology (University of Miami)
PhD, Clinical Psychology (Washington State University)
MA, Clinical Psychology (University of Southern Mississippi)
BA, Psychology (University of British Columbia)

Research Activities

The overarching objective of my research program is to improve the lives of youth presenting with disruptive behaviors. To achieve this aim, I have several complementary lines of research: 

  1. Examine developmental mechanisms and risk and protective factors that contribute to disruptive behaviors

  2. Develop, evaluate, and optimize interventions to decrease disruptive behaviors (I have a strong interest in integrating technology to optimize evidence-based care for youth)

  3. Examine and evaluate implementation strategies to successfully and sustainably implement effective interventions into routine child-serving systems  

  4. Examine and reduce inequities in mental health care access and utilization for diverse youth in health systems

I use a variety of research methodologies including analyses of service or health data (e.g., insurance claims, electronic health records), clinical trials, community stakeholder-engaged designs, and data science methods (e.g., natural language processing and machine learning). 

Please visit our lab website for details on current projects. 

Active Grants

American Psychological Foundation (APF) John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant
"A Novel Responsive Intervention for Adolescents with Persistent and Severe Disruptive Behaviors"
Role: PI

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) R21 Grant
"Promoting Universal Screening and Early Identification of Child ADHD via Integrated Automatic EHR Supports in Primary Care"
Role: Co-PI

Teaching Activities

Psyc 340 - Fundamentals of Psychopathology
Psyc 701 - Psychometrics, Intelligence, and Neurocognitive Evaluation 

Selected Publications

  • Lui, J. H. L, Chen, B. C., Benson, B. A., Lin, Y. R., Ruiz, A., & Lau, A. S. (in press). Inpatient Care Utilization Following Mobile Crisis Response Encounters Among Racial/Ethnic Minoritized Youth. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Lui, J. H. L, Danko, C., Triece, T.*, Bennett, I. M., Marschall, D., Lorenzo, N., Stein, M. A., & Chronis-Tuscano, A. (2023). Screening for parent and child ADHD in urban pediatric primary care: Pilot implementation and stakeholder perspectives. BMC Pediatrics  

  • Chen, B.*, Lui, J. H. L., Benson, L. A., Lin, Y. R., Ponce, N. A., & Lau, A. S. (2023). After the crisis: Racial/ethnic disparities and predictors of care use following psychiatric emergencies. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 52(3), 360-375. (Chen and Lui are joint first authors) 

  • Chen, B.*, Lui, J. H. L., Liu, V., Wright, B. A., Benson, L. A., Lin, Y. R., & Lau, A. S. (2022). Mapping racial/ethnic disparities in youth psychiatric emergencies and associations with neighborhood racial composition, child opportunity, and inequality. Clinical Psychological Science.

  • Lau, A. S., Lind, T., Motamedi, M., Lui, J. H. L., Kuckertz, M., Brookman-Frazee, L. (2021). Prospective predictors of sustainment of multiple EBPs in a system-driven multiple-EBP context: Examining sustained delivery based on administrative claims. Implementation Research and Practice.

  • Lui, J. H. L., Brookman-Frazee, L. Vásquez, A. L.*, Cox, J., Innes-Gomberg, D., Taguchi, K., Pesanti, K., & Lau, A. S., (2021). Patterns of child mental health service utilization within a multiple EBP system of care.  Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. 

  • Lui, J. H. L., Brookman-Frazee, L., Lind, T., Le, K.*, Roesch, S., Aarons, G. A., Innes-Gomberg, D., Pesanti, K., & Lau, A. S. (2021). Outer context determinants in the sustainment phase of a reimbrsement-driven implementation of evidence-based practices in children’s mental health services. Implementation Science, 16, 82.

  • Lui, J. H. L., Brookman-Frazee, L., Smith, A., Lind, T., Terrones, L., Rodriguez, A., Motamedi, M., Villodas, M., & Lau, A. S. (2021). Implementation facilitation strategies to promote routine progress monitoring among community therapists. Psychological Services.

  • Motamedi, M., Lau, A. S., Lind, T., Lui, J. H. L., Le, K.*, Rodriguez, A., Smith, A., & Brookman-Frazee, L. (2021). What educational strategies and mechanisms facilitate EBP use? A mixed methods examination of therapist perceptions within a system-driven implementation of multiple EBPs. Implementation Research and Practice, 2, 1-15. doi:10.1177/2633489520982903

  • Barnett, M. L., Brookman-Frazee, L., Yu, S., Lind, T., Lui, J. H. L., Timmer, S., Boyce, D., & Lau, A. S. (2021). Train-to-sustain: Predictors of sustainment in a large-scale implementation of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Evidence-Based Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 6, 262-276.

  • Brodar, K. E., Davis, E. M., Lynn, C., Starr-Glass, L., Lui, J. H. L., Sanchez, J., & Delamater, A. (2021). Comprehensive psychosocial screening in a diverse pediatric diabetes clinic. Pediatrics Diabetes22, 656-666.

  • Lee-Rowland, L., Lui, J. H. L., Bortfeld, D., Barry, C. T., & Reiter, S. (2020). Internalizing problems and their impact on the relation between callous-unemotional traits, narcissism, and aggression. Aggressive Behavior46, 278-286. doi: 10.1002/ab.21888

  • Lui, J. H. L., Barry, C. T., & Marcus, D.  (2019). A short-term intervention for adolescents with callous-unemotional traits and emotion-processing deficits. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 38, 475-500. 

  • Lui, J. H. L., Marcus, D. K., & Barry, C. T. (2017). Evidence-based apps? A review of mental health mobile applications in a psychotherapy context. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 48, 199-210.

  • Barry, C. T., Lui, J. H. L., & Anderson, A. C.* (2017). Adolescent narcissism, aggression, and prosocial behavior: The relevance of socially desirable responding.  Journal of Personality Assessment, 99, 46-55. doi: 10.1080/00223891.2016.1193812

  • Lui, J. H. L., Barry, C. T., & Sergiou, C.* (2017). Interventions for improving affective abilities in adolescents: An integration across community and clinical samples of adolescents. Adolescent Research Review, 2, 229-249. doi: 10.1007/s40894-016-0047-7

  • Lui, J. H. L., Barry, C. T., & Sacco, D. F. (2016). Callous-unemotional traits and empathy deficits: Mediating effects of affective perspective-taking and facial emotion recognition. Cognition and Emotion, 30, 1049-1062. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2015.1047327

  • Lui, J. H. L., Johnston, C., Lee, C. M., & Lee-Flynn, S. C. (2013). Parental ADHD symptoms and self-reports of positive parenting. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81, 988-998. doi: 10.1037/a003349

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