Danielle Ung


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Department of Counseling and Health Psychology

School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences


Danielle Ung, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Health Psychology at Bastyr University, and she also serves as a clinical supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. 


Dr. Ung's teaching philosophy is to help students actively engage with the course materials, ask questions, think critically about the information presented and the research evidence that supports them, and how the course content can be applied personally. She aspires to infuse DEI issues into her course materials and connect with students of all backgrounds. Being open-minded and respectful of others’ opinions are also highly encouraged and modeled. It is also essential for students to apply the knowledge they have learned in her classes to real-world settings and she does so through in-class activities, small group work, and reflection assignments. She believes that a whole-person approach to care is the best way to prevent and treat mental health.


  • Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of South Florida: Tampa, FL.
  • Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Washington: Seattle, WA.

Awards & Honours

  • APA Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment
  • Retention, and Training II Task Force Grant USF Graduate Student Travel Award
  • Graduate Student Research Grant from the Organization for Autism Research, University of South Florida
  • Clinical Alumni Award for Citizenship, The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) Disabilities Grant

Professional affiliations

American Psychological Association

Research philosophy

Dr. Ung is conducting research examining the occurrence of Asian racism and discrimination on and off college and university campuses in the state of Washington and its impact on the mental health and overall well-being of Southeast Asian Undergraduate students.

Research Interests

  • Autism
  • DEI (racism and discrimination)


Quantitative and Qualitative

  • Wells, K.J., Drizin, J.H., Ustjanauskas, A.E., Vázquez-Otero, C., M. Pan-Weisz, T.M., Ung, D., et al. (2021). The Psychosocial Needs of Underserved Breast Cancer Survivors and Perspectives of their Clinicians and Support Providers. Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer
  • Ung, D., McBride, N., Collier, A., Selles, R., Small, B., Phares, V., & Storch, E. (2016). Peer victimization in youth with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 32, 70-79.
  • Ung, D., McBride, N., Johnco, C., Boone, D., Scalli, L., Howie, F., & Storch, E. (2016). Optimizing the screening of Autism Spectrum Disorder in outpatient clinics: An examination of the Social Communication Questionnaire. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 27, 21-28.
  • Storch, E. A., Zavrou, S., Collier, A. B., Ung, D., Arnold, E. B., Mutch, P. J., Lewin, A. B., & Murphy, T. K. (2015). Preliminary Study of Family Accommodation in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Anxiety: Incidence, Clinical Correlates, and Behavioral Treatment Response. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 34, 94-99.