Linh An earned her Ph.D. from the UCLA Anthropology Department. Her dissertation research is on immigrant Chinese women who provide care to a family member diagnosed with a mental illness. Linh has worked with the New York State Psychiatric Institute on research that aims to develop culturally competent treatment models for limited English proficient (LEP) patients. She has served as a teaching assistant for various introductory anthropology courses, and has taught upper-division cultural anthropology courses at UCLA.
Currently, Linh is a consultant at the Columbia University Writing Center where she helps clients with their writing projects. She is also the Multilingual Learner Specialist (MLS) for the Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP). As the MLS Specialist, she collaborates with various Hunter departments and student services programs to enhance the linguistic and cultural support available to underserved Asian American Pacific Islander students.
Linh serves on the board of the Chinese-American Family Alliance for Mental Health (CAFAMH), a volunteer-run organization for immigrant Chinese caregivers of mental health consumers. Her training as an ethnographer has informed her approach to community-based research projects that address health inequities. In partnership with NYU’s Center for the Study of Asian American Health and Department of Population Health, Linh is developing a psycho-education program for LEP Chinese caregivers in New York City.