The purpose of this K-01 application is to provide the candidate with training in theory and methods for the study of cultural socialization, adjustment, and mental health in adoptive families with children from South Korea to complement his existing expertise in Asian American mental health. The K-01 specifically will allow the candidate to enhance his knowledge in child development, family psychology, adoption, and the application of multiple methodologies. The application builds upon on-going NIH-funded research projects at the University of Minnesota on the adjustment of international adoptees, but the applicant focuses on the overlooked impact of the ethnic and racial experiences of adoptees through six proposed studies. The candidate's short-term goal is to enhance his knowledge and skills in basic science research and to test a transracial adoption model of cultural socialization. The candidate's long-term goal is to establish an independent line of research that includes the first U.S.-based epidemiological, longitudinal study that employs multiple methodologies to study the long-term effects of cultural socialization on the adjustment and mental health of Korean adoptees. The proposed program specifically incorporates coursework, research training, and consultation with experts in parent-child relationship, transracial adoption, risk and resilience, qualitative methods, epidemiology, longitudinal designs, and community-based research. The applicant's institution is strongly supportive of these goals, as evidenced through course release and allocation of resources, and the K-01 would contribute substantially to the candidate's development as an independent and leading researcher in these areas. ? ? ?

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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Research Scientist Development Award - Research & Training (K01)
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Hu, Alison W; Zhou, Xiang; Lee, Richard M (2017) Ethnic socialization and ethnic identity development among internationally adopted Korean American adolescents: A seven-year follow-up. Dev Psychol 53:2066-2077
Seol, Kyoung Ok; Yoo, Hyung Chol; Lee, Richard M et al. (2016) Racial and ethnic socialization as moderators of racial discrimination and school adjustment of adopted and nonadopted Korean American adolescents. J Couns Psychol 63:294-306
Lee, Joyce P; Lee, Richard M; Hu, Alison W et al. (2015) Ethnic Identity as a Moderator against Discrimination for Transracially and Transnationally Adopted Korean American Adolescents. Asian Am J Psychol 6:154-163
Anderson, Kayla N; Rueter, Martha A; Lee, Richard M (2015) Discussions about Racial and Ethnic Differences in Internationally Adoptive Families: Links with Family Engagement, Warmth, & Control. J Fam Commun 15:289-308
Anderson, Kayla N; Lee, Richard M; Rueter, Martha A et al. (2015) Associations between Discussions of Racial and Ethnic Differences in Internationally Adoptive Families and Delinquent Behavior among Korean Adopted Adolescents. Child Youth Serv Rev 51:66-73
Kim, Oh Myo; Reichwald, Reed; Lee, Richard M (2012) Cultural Socialization in Families with Adopted Korean Adolescents: A Mixed-Method, Multi-Informant Study. J Adolesc Res 28:
Lee, Richard M (2010) Parental perceived discrimination as a postadoption risk factor for internationally adopted children and adolescents. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 16:493-500
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Hellerstedt, Wendy L; Madsen, Nikki J; Gunnar, Megan R et al. (2008) The International Adoption Project: population-based surveillance of Minnesota parents who adopted children internationally. Matern Child Health J 12:162-71
Lee, Richard M; Grotevant, Harold D; Hellerstedt, Wendy L et al. (2006) Cultural socialization in families with internationally adopted children. J Fam Psychol 20:571-80