Biola AffiliationsFaculty


  • Ph.D., University of Mississippi
  • M.A., University of Mississippi
  • B.A., University of Nebraska Lincoln


Hailing from Malaysia, Chin is deeply involved in studies that increase access to care for diverse populations. More specifically, he is interested in help-seeking trajectories for mental health problems, trauma/burnout symptoms, as well as instrument development initiatives (psychometrics). As a researcher, educator, clinician, and consultant, Chin enjoys meeting people from diverse backgrounds and expertise in the academic, clinical, and church communities. Prior to moving to California, Chin co-led the music ministry and taught exegesis and hermeneutics in a church plant called the International Christian Fellowship. In addition, he served as governing board member for Community Counseling Center and the Church Planting Center of Southeast Missouri. He was also a data analytics consultant for Happy the App and licensed clinical psychologist at the Hancock Center.


  • Midwestern Psychological Association (2017- Present)
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2010-2020)
  • American Red Cross, Central Mississippi Chapter (2011-2016)
  • American Psychological Association (2008-2009)


  • Nominated for Outstanding Academic Advisor Award–– 2020
  • National Psychologist Trainee Register Credentialing Scholarship–– 2014
  • Honorable Mention for Outstanding Psychology Major–– 2009
  • International Honor Society in Psychology (Year Inducted)–– 2008
  • Academic Honor Society for Transfer Students–– 2008 – 2009
  • Certificate of Superior Scholarship–– 2009
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln Honors Program–– 2007 – 2009
  • Dean’s List, College of Arts & Sciences–– 2007 – 2009
  • Dean’s Honor Roll–– 2007
  • International Student Scholar’s Award–– 2007
  • Merit Scholarship Award–– 2006

Publications (Selected)

  • Change My Mind: The Impact of Online Client Ratings and Reviews on Perceptions of Therapists. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 23(3), 227 – 248. Nettelhorst, S., Chin, E., Reynolds, D., Krome. 2019.
  • Measuring romantic competence in young adults: The Inventory of Romantic Relationship Competence. Faber, A. J., Chin, E., Wilburn, V. R., Shafaie, S. M. Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships, 13(1), 72 – 95. 2019.
  • Interpreting the total and subscale scores of the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress 21-items (DASS-21) among US college students. Chin, E., Ebesutani, C., Buchanan, E., & Young, J. Psychological Reports, 122(4), 1550 – 1575. 2018.
  • A novel dissemination effort for prolonged exposure: Practice & Dissemination Curriculum. Chin, E., Bernecker, S., Buchanan, E. M., Cunningham, S., Schumacher-Coffey, J. A., & Coffey, S. F. Psychological Trauma Theory Research Practice and Policy, 11(3), 314 – 318. 2018.
  • Pre-treatment predictors of early termination from Prolonged Exposure Therapy in patients with chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Comorbid Substance Use Disorders. Belleau, E. L., Chin, E., Wanklyn, S. G., Zabrano-Vazquez, L., Schumacher, J. A., & Coffey, S. F.Behavior Research and Therapy, 91, 43 – 50. 2017.
  • Views on depression from traditional healing and psychiatry clinics in Uganda: Perspectives from patients and their providers. Johnson, L. R., Chin E., Kajumba, M., Kizito, S., Bangirana, P. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(2), 243 – 261. 2017.
  • Do concepts of depression predict help-seeking in Uganda? A closer look at explanatory models among community and clinical participants.Johnson, L. R., Chin, E., Kajumba, M., Buchanan, E., Kizito, S., & Bangirana, P. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73(7), 893 – 909. 2016.
  • Measuring social desirability across language and gender: A comparison of Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale factor structures in English and Mandarin Chinese in Malaysia. Kurz, S. A., Drescher, C. F., Chin, E., & Johnson, L. R. PsyCh Journal, 5(2), 92 –100. 2016.
  • The Loneliness Questionnaire: Establishing measurement invariance across ethnic groups. Ritchwood, T.D., Ebesutani, C., Chin, E., & Young, J. Assessment. Advance online publication. 2016.
  • Searching for a screener: examination of the factor structure of the General Health Questionnaire in Malaysia. Chin, E., Drescher, C. F., Trent, L., Darden, Seak, W. C., Young, J., & Johnson, L. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 4(2), 111 – 127. 2015.


  • National Communication Association 107th Annual Convention, Seattle, WA, United States. Clubbs, B., & Chin. E. “Renewing and transforming by adopting social-emotional learning in the college classroom and embodying mindfulness as an instructor: A mixed-methods study combining autoethnography and single-subject design” November 2021.
  • Virtual Focus on Teaching and Technology, St Louis, MO, United States. Clubbs, B., & Chin E. “Hy-Flex, Mixed Modalities, and Moral Injury: The Elephant in the Zoom” September 2021.
  • 106th Annual Convention for the National Communication Association, Indianapolis, IN, United States. Clubbs, B., Odegard-Koester, M., & Chin, E. “I get by with a little help from my ...colleagues: The crossroads of faculty burnout, social support, and institutional support,” November 2020.
  • National Council on Family Relations 2020 Annual Conference, St Louis, MO, United States.Faber, T., Chin, E., Kostadinova, R. “Teaching resiliency building practices through experiential learning,” November 2020.
  • American Psychological Association 2020 Convention, Washington, DC, United States. Krome, E., Nettelhorst, S., & Chin, E.“Pseudo clients evidence base-rate neglect when assessing fictional therapist online rating profile. In D. J. Reynolds (Chair), What research implies for private practitioners positive online presence [Symposium].” August 2020.
  • Midwestern Psychological Association 2020 Conference, Chicago, IL, United States. Chin, E., & Spiker, R. “Cross-Cultural Psychometric Investigation of the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 [Poster presentation].” April 2020.
  • Midwestern Psychological Association 2020 Conference, Chicago, IL, United States. Thrower, Q., Chin E. “Disclosure effect on PTSD and trauma-related disorders [Poster presentation].” April 2020.
  • 2019 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Anaheim, CA, United States. Spiker, R., & Chin, E. “An Examination of Self-efficacy and Loneliness as Predictors of PTSD Symptoms [Poster presentation].” November 2019.
  • 2019 American Psychological Association Convention, Chicago, IL, United States.Nettelhorst, S., Chin, E., Krome, L., & Reynolds, D. “Change my mind: The impact of online client ratings and reviews on perceptions of mental health therapists [Poster presentation].” August 2019.
  • 17th Annual Conference on Teaching, a Flagship Conference of Division 2 of the American Psychological Association, Phoenix, AZ, United States. Reynolds, D., & Chin, E. “Creation of a Professor-Student Rapport Measure for Online Teaching [Paper presentation].” October 2018.

Research Interests

  • Access to care
  • Help-seeking trajectories
  • Trauma/burnout
  • Psychometrics


  • Measurement and Assessments II: Personality
  • Introduction to Psychopathology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Lifestyle Enhancement

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Access to care for diverse populations
  • Help-seeking trajectories
  • Trauma/burnout
  • Psychometrics
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