Hien, Ph.D., ABPP, joined Rutgers University
as the Director for the Center of Alcohol Studies and Substance Use
Studies, and professor in the Graduate School of Applied and
Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers-New Brunswick.
Recognized as a leader in the field of posttraumatic stress and
addictions, her body of work has contributed to the evidence base on
effective interventions for individuals with PTSD and substance use
disorders. She and her group have conduct programmatic research through
single- and multisite clinical trials across the United States in
community-based substance abuse treatment settings, with continuous
funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute
on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (20 grants total: 6 R01, 1 multisite)
for over 20 years. She currently leads an NIDA R25 training grant for
translational addiction research for racial/ethnic minority B.S./M.D., M.A.
and Ph.D. candidates in the biomedical and social sciences.
board certified in clinical psychology and has served as a standing and
ad hoc member on NIDA, NIAAA, and NIMH Institutional Review Groups and a
health disparities advisory group to the director of NIDA on
Asian/Pacific Islander issues. Dr. Hien hopes to increase the center's
visibility in shaping the national conversation about traumatic stress
and its role in the development and maintenance of alcohol and other
substance use disorders.
Dr. Hien received her B.A. in psychology from Cornell University, and
her M.S., M.Phil. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Teachers College,
Columbia University. She received her postdoctoral training in substance
use research at the Division on Substance Use Disorders at the Columbia
University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she has retained a
longstanding appointment, now as adjunct senior research scientist.
Over her career, she has served on the doctoral faculties of the Derner
School of Psychology at Adelphi University, The Graduate Center of the
City University of New York, and The City College of New York. Within
each of these institutions, she has held numerous leadership roles in
academic and research administration.