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Audrey Hang Hai, PhD, MSW
Areas of Expertise:
- PhD in Social Work at University of Texas at Austin
- Master of Social Work from University of Southern California
- Bachelor of Management in Information Management & Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Communication University of China
Audrey Hang Hai, PhD, MSW, is an Assistant Professor at the Tulane University School of Social Work. Her research focuses on culturally appropriate substance use interventions for minoritized communities and bridges the areas of health disparities, intervention science, epidemiology, digital health innovation, and spiritual diversity. Dr. Hai’s research articles have appeared in top behavioral health journals such as the Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and Journal of Psychiatric Research.
Dr. Hai completed a postdoctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Drs. Christina Lee, Christopher Salas-Wright, and Jorge Delva at the Boston University Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health. She is also a selected training fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded Enhanced Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute on Hispanic Drug Abuse. Dr. Hai received an MSW from the University of Southern California and a PhD in social work and a Graduate Portfolio in Applied Statistical Modeling from the University of Texas at Austin.
2018 - 2020: Principal Investigator, Bruce Jones Award, Waggoner Center for Alcohol & Addiction Research, “The efficacy of Two-Way Prayer Meditation for people in recovery from substance use disorders: A randomized controlled trial”
2019-2020: Principal Investigator, Frances Fowler Wallace Fellowship Award, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
2017-2019: Co-Investigator, Okura Mental Health Foundation, “Solution-focused brief therapy for Asian American youths’ school mental health: A comparative systematic review and meta-analysis between U.S. and Asia literature”
Hai, A. H., Lee, C. S., Abbas, B., Bo, A., Morgan, H., & Delva, J. (2021). Culturally adapted evidence-based treatments for adults with substance use problems: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 226, 108856. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108856.
Hai, A. H., Lee, C. S., Oh, S., Vaughn, M.G., Piñeros-Leaño, M., Delva, J., & Salas-Wright, C. (2021). Trends and correlates of Internet support group participation for mental health problems in the United States, 2004-2018. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 132, 136-143. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.10.012.
Hai, A. H., Wigmore, B., Franklin, C., Shorkey, C., von Sternberg, K., Cole, A. H., & DiNitto, D. (2020). Effectiveness of Two Way Prayer Meditation in improving the psychospiritual well-being of people with substance use disorders: A pilot randomized controlled trial.Substance Abuse. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/08897077.2020.1865244.
Hai, A. H., Hammock, K., & Velasquez, M. M. (2019). The efficacy of technology-based interventions for alcohol and illicit drug use among women of childbearing age: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 43(12), 2464-2479. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.14203.
Hai, A. H. (2019). Are there gender, racial, or religious denominational differences in religiosity's effect on alcohol use and binge drinking among youth in the U.S.? A propensity score weighting approach. Substance Use & Misuse, 54, 1096-1105. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2018.1555598.
Hai, A. H., Franklin, C., Park, S., DiNitto, D. M., & Aurelio, N. (2019). The efficacy of spiritual/religious interventions for substance use problems: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 202, 134-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.04.045.
Hai, A. H. (2017). Gender differences in the relationships among young adults’ religiosity, risk perception, and marijuana use: A moderated mediation model. Substance Use & Misuse, 53, 1377-1386. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2017.1409242.
See Dr. Hai's CV or her ResearchGate page for more publications.