Alice Hua, PhD (she/her) is a clinical psychologist at the UCSF Medical Student Well-Being Program. In this role, she provides free, short-term, confidential therapy services to UCSF medical students, as well as consultations for mental health services and resources. She collaborates with deans, faculty, program directors, and staff to integrate mental health discussions and psychological skills building as part of the medical school curriculum. She is also on the Wellness and Mental Health Committee, which is a collaboration between students, staff, and faculty members who are dedicated to addressing wellness and mental health of students in the School of Medicine. Her approach is affirming of all identities and their intersections. She works with clients to acknowledge their strengths, address the impacts of culture and oppressive systems on mental health, and build skills rooted in clients’ goals and values.
She earned her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco in the Psychiatry and Neurology departments. Her research focused on how the brain supports emotions and empathy, as well as how the emotional lives of caregivers impact their mental health.