William Tsai

Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology at New York University

Phone: 212-998-5552
Email: will.tsai@nyu.edu


Curriculum Vitae/Syllabi:


William Tsai, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and on the faculty of the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program. He earned his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. 

Dr. Tsai's research interests are in the intersection of cultural, health, and clinical psychology. His research examines the well-being of ethnic minority cancer survivors from a cultural and biopsychosocial lens with the goal of improving health outcomes and reducing cancer health disparities. Other areas of research include investigating how culture shapes the way we regulate our emotions, the way we reflect over negative experiences, and their implications for psychological and physical health. His work has been published in Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Cognition and Emotion, and Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. He also serves on the editorial board of the Asian American Journal of PsychologyCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, and Frontiers in Psychology: Cultural Psychology

Prior to his appointment at New York University, Dr. Tsai was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the California State University, San Marcos. He has received national recognition for his work, including awards by the Asian American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association.


  • PhD University of California, Los Angeles 2016, Clinical Psychology
  • MA University of California, Los Angeles 2012, Clinical Psychology
  • BS University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2010, Psychology


  • 2019 - Present: Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Consulting Editor
  • 2018 - Present: Asian American Journal of Psychology, Editorial Board Member
  • 2018 - Present: Frontiers in Psychology: Cultural Psychology, Review Editor