Overview

My primary area of research is on mindfulness-based interventions for adolescents with depression, anxiety, and/or pain. I also do research on health equity and social determinants of health, vulnerable child and adolescent populations ("Social Pediatrics"), and somatization and mind-body medicine. I have written a book for teens called "The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time," and a website, www.mindfulnessforteens.com, to help translate research and innovation into practice and public knowledge.

Publications

Comparison of an in-Person Vs. Ehealth Mindfulness Meditation-Based Intervention for Adolescents with Chronic Medical Conditions: A Mixed Methods Study
Journal of Adolescent Health
Nicholas Chadi, Miriam Kaufman, Elli Weisbaum, Catherine Malboeuf-Hurtubise, Sara Ahola Kohut, Jake Locke, Dzung X. Vo
DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.11.026
02/2018

In-Person Versus eHealth Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Adolescents With Chronic Illness: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial
JMIR Research Protocols
Nicholas Chadi, Miriam Kaufman, Elli Weisbaum, Catherine Malboeuf-Hurtubise, Sara Ahola Kohut, Christine Viner, Jake Locke, Dzung X Vo
DOI: 10.2196/resprot.7700
11/2017

Mindfulness for adolescent chronic pain: a pilot feasibility study
Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
David Adam Lovas, Kathleen Pajer, Jill MacLaren Chorney, Dzung X Vo, Melissa Howlett, Ashley Doyle, Adam Huber
DOI: 10.2989/17280583.2017.1355807
05/2017

In-Person Versus eHealth Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Adolescents With Chronic Illness: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial (Preprint)
Nicholas Chadi, Miriam Kaufman, Elli Weisbaum, Catherine Malboeuf-Hurtubise, Sara Ahola Kohut, Christine Viner, Jake Locke, Dzung X Vo
DOI: 10.2196/preprints.7700
03/2017

Mindfulness and adolescents: A clinical review of recent mindfulness-based studies in clinical and nonclinical adolescent populations
Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
PubMed: 27132325
08/2014

Taking a history with newcomer children and adolescents
Paediatrics & Child Health
Dzung Vo
DOI: 10.1093/pch/19.2.87
02/2014

Acculturation, Gender, and Mental Health of Southeast Asian Immigrant Youth in Canada
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Carla T. Hilario, Dzung X. Vo, Joy L. Johnson, Elizabeth M. Saewyc
DOI: 10.1007/s10903-014-9978-x
01/2014

Helping Young Men Thrive: Positive Youth Development and Men’s Health
American Journal of Men's Health
Dzung X. Vo, M. Jane Park
DOI: 10.1177/1557988309351954
11/2009

Role of Race/Ethnicity on Adolescents' Perceptions of Sex-Related Risks and Benefits
Journal of Adolescent Health
Dzung X. Vo, Anna V. Song, Bonnie L. Halpern-Felsher
DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.10.010
02/2009

Stress and Stress Management Among Youth and Young Men
American Journal of Men's Health
Dzung X. Vo, M. Jane Park
DOI: 10.1177/1557988308325069
10/2008

Racial/Ethnic Disparities and Culturally Competent Health Care Among Youth and Young Men
American Journal of Men's Health
Dzung X. Vo, M. Jane Park
DOI: 10.1177/1557988308317758
05/2008

Voices of Asian American Youth: Important Characteristics of Clinicians and Clinical Sites
Pediatrics
D. X. Vo and O. L. Pate and H. Zhao and P. Siu and K. R. Ginsburg
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2007-0351
11/2007

Important characteristics of clinicians and clinical sites: The voice of immigrant Asian youth
Journal of Adolescent Health
Dzung X. Vo, Olivia C. Lee, Irena Tsui, Huaqing Zhao, Philip Siu, Kenneth Ginsburg
DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2004.11.058
02/2005

DEFINING SUBTYPES OF CHILDHOOD BIPOLAR ILLNESS
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Elizabeth B. Weller, Ronald A. Weller, Dzung X. Vo
DOI: 10.1097/00004583-200401000-00004
01/2004

Research

Current Projects
My current primary research interests focus on stress and stress management interventions with adolescents. I am currently implementing a clinical trial of MARS-A (Mindful Awareness and Resilience in Adolescents), for adolescents with psychological distress, with or without co-occurring chronic pain or chronic illness.

Grants

2011: "Investigating Mindful Awareness and Resilience Skills for Adolescents." Children’s and Women’s Mental Health Programs, BC Mental Health and Addictions Services.

Honours & Awards

Society for Adolescent Medicine, Finalist, New Investigator Award. 2009.