Yue Yu, Ph.D. for UC Davis Health

Yue Yu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

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Clinical Psychology


Locations and Contact

UC Davis MIND Institute

UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Children's Behavioral Health Center (CBHC)
2248 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Clinic Phone: 916-734-3574

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Yu's philosophy of care is to establish a collaborative space with caregivers and their children. Using a strength-based approach, Dr. Yu strives to provide a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental space for the families she works with. Dr. Yu believes in adapting evidence-based strategies to meet the specific needs of youth and their family.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Yu is a clinical psychologist offering evidence-based psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and their families. She has proficiency in providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression, anxiety, behavioral and social concerns. She also has special clinical interest and expertise in diagnostic assessment and early intervention for children with autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Yu's research focuses on community implementation of evidence-based intervention for young children with autism or other neurodevelopmental conditions, especially in the under-resourced areas. She also has an interest in psychosocial outcomes in caregivers of autistic individuals. 


Clinical Psychologist

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis MIND Institute

Undergraduate School

B.A., Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 2012

Other School

M.S., Clinical Psychology, Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis IN 2017

Other School

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis IN 2020


Clinical Psychology, Child Track (APA-Accredited), Charleston Consortium, Charleston SC 2019-2020


Clinical Psychology, Child Track, Charleston Consortium, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC 2019-2020


Postdoctoral Fellowship, UC Davis MIND Institute, Sacramento CA 2020-2023

IDDRC Pilot Research Grants Program Award, UC Davis MIND Institute, 2023 - 2024,

Program Scholar Award, UC Davis Health, 2022,

Award, IUPUI, 2015 - 2018,

Yu Y, Ozonoff S, Miller M. Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Assessment. 2023; doi: 10731911231173089. 

Stahmer AC, Suhrheinrich J, Yu Y, Melgarejo M, Schetter P, Young GA. Implementation readiness for evidence-based autism practices in school systems. Implementation Research and Practice, 2023; 4. doi: 10.1177/26334895231199465

Yu Y, McGrew JH, Ruble LA, Murray DS. Parent activation measure for developmental disabilities (PAM-DD) in caregivers of individuals with ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2022; doi: 10.1007/s10803-021-05263-7

Suhrheinrich J, Nahmias AS, Yu Y, Melgarejo M, Schetter P, Holt TC, Stahmer AC. Practice-driven research for statewide scale up: Implementation outcomes of the California Autism Professional Training and Information Network. Autism. 2022; doi:10.1177/13623613211068224

Yu Y, McGrew JH, Boloor JD. Effects of caregiver-focused programs on psychosocial outcomes in caregivers of individuals with ASD: A meta-analysis. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-19. 2019; doi: 10.1007/s10803-019-04181-z