• Dr. Yusen Zhai is an Assistant Professor of Counseling and Director of the UAB Community Counseling Clinic at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Prior to that, he served as the lead clinic supervisor in the Edwin Herr clinic. He completed his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at The Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on the impact of infectious diseases on mental health and well-being, social determinants of health, multicultural and social justice issues, and career development. He has experience in clinical supervision as well as mental health, career, and substance abuse counseling, working with clients from diverse backgrounds. He has focused on employing research, teaching, and counseling to inform health policies and clinical practices to address health disparities and educational inequalities.
  • Research Overview

  • - Health disparities
    - Outcomes research in mental health
    - Epidemiology and infectious disease
    - Social justice advocacy
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education / School Counseling and Guidance Services, The Pennsylvania State University 2021
  • Full Name

  • Yusen Zhai