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Jingshuai Du

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Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health

Jingshuai Du is a first-year PhD student in Family Science originally from Qingdao, China. She received her master's degree in Social Work at Peking University in 2016 and most recently, she completed her master's degree in Couple and Family Therapy at Kansas State University in 2019. Her master's thesis explored how relationship factors, like anger management, communication problems, relationship conflict and stress influence female IPV (intimate partner violence) perpetration among Chinse college women, Jing’s research interests include understanding trauma and IPV among minority populations, such as Asian immigrants and/or LGBT populations, and its intervention. She is also passionate to study the applicability of Western-based family therapy theories or models to Chinese culture and context, and to promote the development of family therapy or mental health service in China. In her spare time, she likes to cook, try new restaurants, practice yoga, walk after dinner and video-chat to her cute nephews.