Aya Williams

Postdoctoral Scholar
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Aya Williams is a clinical psychologist and a postdoctoral scholar at the UCSF Dyslexia Center. She is passionate about research on bilingualism and using language as a tool to understand, manage and communicate emotions. She also provides clinical services to families at the Dyslexia Center in collaboration with the Intensive Family Therapy Program. She received her BA degree in Linguistics and Psychology at Stanford University and her PhD degree in Clinical Psychology at UC Berkeley.


Links between Parent-Child Emotion Talk and Preschoolers’ Socioemotional Behaviors in Chinese-Heritage Families

Early Education and Development

Chan, M., Williams, A. I., Teng, T., Zhou, Q.

Assessing the hierarchy of personal values among adolescents: A comparison of rating scale and paired comparison methods.

Journal of adolescence

Iijima Y, Okumura Y, Yamasaki S, Ando S, Okada K, Koike S, Endo K, Morimoto Y, Williams A, Murai T, Tanaka SC, Hiraiwa-Hasegawa M, Kasai K, Nishida A

Why do bilinguals code-switch when emotional? Insights from immigrant parent-child interactions.

Emotion (Washington, D.C.)

Williams A, Srinivasan M, Liu C, Lee P, Zhou Q

The Effectiveness of Telepsychiatry-Based Culturally Sensitive Collaborative Treatment for Depressed Chinese American Immigrants: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

The Journal of clinical psychiatry

Yeung A, Martinson MA, Baer L, Chen J, Clain A, Williams A, Chang TE, Trinh NH, Alpert JE, Fava M

The reliability and validity of the Japanese version of the Temperament and Personality Questionnaire for patients with non-melancholic depression.

Journal of affective disorders

Kudo Y, Nakagawa A, Tamura N, Kato N, Williams A, Aida N, Mimura M

Association of Race, Ethnicity and Language with Participation in Mental Health Research Among Adult Patients in Primary Care.

Journal of immigrant and minority health

Chang TE, Brill CD, Traeger L, Bedoya CA, Inamori A, Hagan PN, Flaherty K, Hails K, Yeung A, Trinh NH

Comparison of Initial Psychological Treatment Selections by US and Japanese Early-Career Psychiatrists for Patients with Major Depression: A Case Vignette Study.

Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry

Williams A, Nakagawa A, Sado M, Fujisawa D, Mischoulon D, Smith F, Mimura M, Sato Y

Comparison of treatment selections by Japanese and US psychiatrists for major depressive disorder: A case vignette study.

Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences

Nakagawa A, Williams A, Sado M, Oguchi Y, Mischoulon D, Smith F, Mimura M, Sato Y

Evaluating patient acceptability of a culturally focused psychiatric consultation intervention for Latino Americans with depression.

Journal of immigrant and minority health

Trinh NH, Hagan PN, Flaherty K, Traeger LN, Inamori A, Brill CD, Hails K, Chang TE, Bedoya CA, Fava M, Yeung A

Differences in depressive symptoms between Korean and American outpatients with major depressive disorder.

International clinical psychopharmacology

Jeon HJ, Walker RS, Inamori A, Hong JP, Cho MJ, Baer L, Clain A, Fava M, Mischoulon D

Web-based depression screening and psychiatric consultation for college students: a feasibility and acceptability study.

International journal of telemedicine and applications

Williams A, Larocca R, Chang T, Trinh NH, Fava M, Kvedar J, Yeung A

Childhood parental death and lifetime suicide attempt of the opposite-gender offspring in a nationwide community sample of Korea.

Suicide & life-threatening behavior

Jeon HJ, Hong JP, Fava M, Mischoulon D, Nyer M, Inamori A, Sohn JH, Seong S, Cho MJ

Delayed amnesic syndrome after riluzole use in major depressive disorder: a case report.


Cardoos A, Inamori A, Sanacora G, Fava M, Mischoulon D

Effects of qigong on depression: a systemic review.

Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM

Oh B, Choi SM, Inamori A, Rosenthal D, Yeung A

Cognitive therapy for anxious depression in STAR(*) D: what have we learned?

Journal of affective disorders

Farabaugh A, Alpert J, Wisniewski SR, Otto MW, Fava M, Baer L, Perlis R, Friedman E, Nyer M, Bitran S, Balasubramani GK, Inamori A, Trivedi M, Thase ME

Constructing agency: the role of language.

Frontiers in psychology

Fausey CM, Long BL, Inamori A, Boroditsky L