Meet our Fellows: Dr. Grace H. Chang
Dr. Grace H. Chang joined us in 2008. She is finishing her second year fellowship in Forensic Psychology.
She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Nebraska-Lincoln with an emphasis in Forensic Psychology. She completed a one-year internship at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at West Virginia University-Charleston Division.
During her graduate career, Grace began her forensic psychology training at a medium/maximum security mental health hospital conducting forensic-related assessments and evaluations, and providing trial competence restoration services. She also received training at the state penitentiary facilities conducting parole/custody evaluations and risk assessments. With regard to academic research, she was actively involved with threat assessment research projects, specifically examining risk factors associated with harassment and violent behaviors posed toward legislators, as well as written content-related criteria in detecting potential deception. After completing her fellowship at UVA this year, she will be joining a federal law enforcement agency working as a threat assessment researcher.
In her spare time, Grace enjoys outdoor activities including trail running, hiking in the mountains, and swimming in the ocean. She also enjoys traveling, reading, listening to music, singing, playing the piano, going to museums, coffee shops, movies, and trying new restaurants.