Eunice C. Wong

Eunice C. Wong
Senior Behavioral Scientist
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in clinical psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara; B.A. in psychology, Barnard College, Columbia University

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Eunice C. Wong is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. Her research broadly focuses on mental health disparities and mental health services in community and military settings. Much of her research has involved trauma-exposed populations and underserved communities. Wong earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Recent Projects

  • Delivering Church-based Interventions to Reduce Stigma and Mental Health Treatment Disparities among Latinos
  • Psychological Health Treatment Needs and Outcomes of Minority Service Groups in the Department of Defense
  • Confidentiality of Military Mental Health Services
  • Prospective Study of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Chronic Pain and Pain Burden
  • Influence of a Landmark Stigma Reduction Initiative on Mental Illness Treatment-Seeking

Selected Publications

Wong E.C., Collins R.L., Breslau, J., Burnam, M.A., Cefalu, M., & Roth, E.A. , "Differential association of stigma with perceived need and mental health service use," J Nerv Ment Dis, 206, 2018

Wong E.C., Fulton, B.R., & Derose, K.P., "Prevalence and predictors of mental health programming among U.S. religious congregations," Psychiatric Services, 69, 2018

Wong, E.C., Derose, K.P., Litt, P., Miles, J.N.V., "Sources of Care for Alcohol and Other Drug Problems: The Role of the African American Church," J Relig Health, 57, 2017

Wong, E.C., Collins, R.L., Cerully, J.L., Seelam, R. & Roth, E., , "Racial and Ethnic Differences in Mental Illness Stigma and Discrimination Among Californians Experiencing Mental Health Challenges," RAND Health Quarterly, 6, 2017

Wong, Eunice C., Rebecca L. Collins, Jennifer L. Cerully, Elizabeth Roth, and Joyce S. Marks, Stigma, Discrimination, and Well-Being Among California Adults Experiencing Mental Health Challenges, RAND Corporation (RR-1074-CMHSA), 2015

Wong, Eunice C., Rebecca L. Collins, and Jennifer L. Cerully, Reviewing the Evidence Base for Mental Health First Aid: Is There Support for Its Use with Key Target Populations in California?RAND Corporation (RR-972-CMHSA), 2015

Wong, E.C., Schell, T.L., Jaycox, L.H., Marshall, G.N., Tanielian, T., & Miles, J.N.V. , "Mental Health Treatment Experiences of U.S. Service Members Previously Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan," Psychiatric Services, 64, 2013

Wong E.C., Kennedy, D., Gaillot, S. & Marshall G.N. , "Making sense of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Illness perceptions among traumatic injury survivors," Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 3, 2011