Oanh Meyer, Ph.D., M.A.S.

Oanh Meyer, Ph.D., M.A.S.

Associate Professor, In-Residence
Alzheimer's Disease Center
Vietnamese Insights into Aging Program (VIP)

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St., Suite 3900
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 734-5243


Clinical & Research Interests

Dr. Meyer received her PhD in social psychology and her Masters in Advanced Study in Clinical Research at UC Davis. She studies cognitive and mental health disparities in racial/ethnic minorities and older adults from a broad, population level and also at the individual level. Her current research interests include dementia caregiving and mental health, social determinants of cognitive decline associated with dementia, and geographic disparities in mental health for older adults. 


University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Sacramento, California
M.A.S., Clinical and Translational Research, 2014

University of California, Davis
Davis, California
Ph.D. Social and Personality Psychology, 2011

California State University, Sacramento
M.A., Psychology, 2005

University of California, Davis
Davis, California
B.A., Psychology, and B.S., Human Development, 1999

Post-Graduate Education

University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Sacramento, California
Neurodegenerative Disease & Aging Fellowship, 2013-2015

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Clinical Services Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2011-2013
(jointly with)
University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Sacramento, California
Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2011-2013

Professional Memberships

Asian American Psychological Association

American Psychological Association

Association for Psychological Science

American Public Health Association

Gerontological Society of America

Recent Publications & Presentations

Meyer, O.L., Sisco, S.M, Harvey, D., Zahodne, L.B., Glymour, M. M, Manly, J.J, & Marsiske, M. (2015). Neighborhood predictors of cognitive outcomes and training in ACTIVE. Research on Aging. Epub ahead of print.

Meyer, O. L., Nguyen, K., Arean, P., Dao, T., Vu, P., & Hinton, L. (2015). The sociocultural context of caregiving experiences for Vietnamese dementia family caregivers. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 6, 263-272.

Crabtree, K., Meyer, O. L., & Fancher, T. L. (2015). Care for Laotian ethnic minorities: A cross-national study of medical students in Laos and California. Medical Student Research Journal, 4, 066-070.

Meyer, O. L., Saw, A., Cho, Y. I., & Fancher, T. L. (2015). Disparities in assessment, treatment, and recommendations for specialty mental health care: Patient reports of medical provider behavior. Health Services Research, 50, 750-767.

Saad, C., Meyer, O. L., Dhindsa, M., & Zane, N. W. (2015). Domain identification moderates the effect of positive stereotypes on Chinese American women’s math performance. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21, 162-167.

Zahodne, L.B., Meyer, O.L., Choi, E., Thomas, M.L., Willis, S.L., Marsiske, M., Gross, A.L., Rebok, G.W., & Parisi, J.M. (2015). External locus of control contributes to racial disparities in memory and reasoning training gains in ACTIVE. Psychology & Aging, 30, 561-572.

Meyer, O.L., Castro-Schilo, L., & Aguilar-Gaxiola, S. A. (2014). Determinants of mental health and self-rated health: A model of socioeconomic status, neighborhood safety, and physical activity. American Journal of Public Health, 104, 1734-1741.

Meyer, O. L., Geller, S., He, E., Gonzalez, H., & Hinton, L. (2014). Acculturation and depressive symptoms in Latino caregivers of cognitively impaired older adults. International Psychogeriatrics, 26, 1521-1530.

Meyer, O.L., & Takeuchi, D. T. Help-seeking and service utilization (2014). In F. T. L. Leong, L. Comas-Diaz, G. C. N. Hall, V. McLoyd, & J. Trimble (Eds). APA Handbook of multicultural psychology: Applications and training, Vol. 2 (pp.529-541), Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Meyer, O.L. & Zane, N. W. (2013). The influence of race and ethnicity in clients’ experiences of mental health treatment. Journal of Community Psychology, 41, 884-901.

Hall, G. C. N., Hong, J. J., Zane, N. W., & Meyer, O.L (2011). Culturally competent treatments for Asian Americans: The relevance of mindfulness and acceptance-based psychotherapies. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 18, 215-231.