Open Search
Open Navigation
quyen tiet

Dr. Quyen Tiet received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder after completing his internship at Yale University. He furthered his expertise through a 3-year post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia University, where he went on to become an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry from 1999 to 2001. His academic journey progressed as he served as a Clinical Associate Professor within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (affiliated) at Stanford University School of Medicine from 2004 to 2018. Currently, he also holds a training faculty position at the National Center for PTSD, Dissemination and Training Division, at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Notably, he was honored as an APA Fellow in Division 12 (Clinical Psychology), a distinction reserved for approximately 5% of APA members who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to psychology at an international level. 

Dr. Tiet’s current research encompasses a wide array of topics including stress/trauma, coping mechanisms, protective factors, resilience, alcohol and drug use disorders, PTSD, depression and suicide, dementia, treatment efficacy and patient outcomes, and multicultural and diversity considerations. For access to some of his publications, please visit:…;

Alternatively, you can explore his latest works by searching his name on Google Scholar. 

Professional Interests
  • Stress/trauma, coping, protective factors and resilience.
  • Alcohol and drug abuse and dual diagnosis, PTSD, depression and suicide, behavior problems, treatment factors and patient outcomes.
  • Vulnerable populations (e.g., ethnic minorities, refugees/immigrants, abused and traumatized populations, disadvantaged children and adolescents, people with serious mental illness, military veterans, etc.)
Education and Certifications
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • MA in Clinical Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • BA in Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
  • NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York, NY
  • Internship, Yale University, Department of Psychiatry, New Haven, CT



  • 2011 Founding Board of Directors and Advisory Board of Directors Vietnamese American Psychological Association (VAPA)
  • 2008 Fellow Rockway Institute Center for LGBT Psychology Research, Education & Public Policy San Francisco, California
  • 2001 Board of Directors Asian American Community Involvement (AACI): Providing behavioral/mental health and social services to the disadvantaged, with an annual budget of over $7 millions San Jose, California
  • 1999 NARSAD Young Investigator Award, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
  • 1993 APA Minority Fellowship, American Psychological Association
  • Stress, Resilience and Psychopathology: Research Seminar
  • Clinical and Ethical Issues
  • Principles of Psychotherapy
Scholarship and Contributions to the Field
  • Tiet, Q. Q., *Davis, L., Rosen, C. S., Norman, S. B., *Leyva, Y., E., & *Duong, H. (in press). Factors associated with increased substance use disorder care in VA PTSD specialty outpatient treatment. Journal of Dual Diagnosis.
  • Meyer, O. L., Park, V. T., Kanaya, A. M., Farias, S. T., Hinton, L., Tiet, Q. Q., Vuong, Q., Nguyen, S., Harvey, D., & Whitmer, R. A. (2023). Inclusion of Vietnamese Americans: Opportunities to understand dementia disparities. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions. 2023 Apr-Jun;9(2):e12392. doi: 10.1002/trc2.12392. eCollection 2023 Apr-Jun. PubMed PMID: 37251911; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10209515
  • Browne, K. C., *Levya, Y., Malte, C. A, Lapham, G. T, & Tiet, Q. Q. (2022). Prevalence of medical and non-medical cannabis use among veterans enrolled in primary care, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 36(2), 121 - 130.
  • *McCue, M. L., Fisher, A. N., Johnson, K. R., Allard, C. B., & Tiet, Q. Q. (2022). Veteran Suicide Exposure: Associations with Guilt, PTSD, and Suicidality. Journal of Veterans Studies, 8(3): X, pp. 1–12. DOI:
  • *McCue, M. L., Fisher, A. N., Johnson, K. R., Bariani, A., Cabral, M. M., Allard, C. B., Tiet, Q. Q., & Edmonds, S. (2021). Exposure to civilian casualties is related to guilt and suicidality in Post 9/11 veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Military Behavioral Health, 9, 110-117.
  • Tiet, Q. Q., & Moos, R. H. (2021). Screen of Drug Use: Diagnostic Accuracy for Stimulant Use Disorder. Addictive Behaviors, 112, 106614.
  • Tiet, Q. Q. & Moos, R. H. (2021). Strong associations among PTSD, pain, and alcohol and drug use disorders in VA primary care patients. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 223, 108699.
  • Hinton, L., Nguyen, H., Pham, T., Trong, H. N., Harvey, D. J., Thanh, B. N., Thanh, B. N. T., Ngoc, A. N., Hong, C. N., Hoai, T. N. T., Le, T. N., Phuong, A. N. T., Bich, N. N. T., Tiet, Q. Q., Nguyen, T. A., Quy, P. N. (2019). A pilot cluster RCT to test the preliminary efficacy of an Alzheimer’s family caregiver intervention in Hanoi, Vietnam. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 15(7), P924.
  • Tiet, Q. Q., *Leyva, Y., Browne, K., & Moos, R. H. (2019). Screen of Drug Use: Diagnostic accuracy for cannabis use disorder, Addictive Behaviors, 95, 184-188.
  • *Jordan, J., Samuelson, K., & Tiet, Q. Q. (2019). Impulsivity, painful and provocative events, and suicide intent: Testing the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 49(4), 1187-1195. 10.1111/sltb.12518
  • Park, V. M. T., Ton, V., Yeo, G, Tiet, Q. Q., Vuong, Q., & Gallagher-Thompson, D. (2019). Vietnamese American dementia caregivers’ perceptions and experiences of a culturally tailored, evidence-based intervention to reduce stress and depression. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 45(9), 39-50.
  • Park, V. M. T., Ton, V., Tiet, Q. Q., Vuong, Q., Yeo, G., & Gallagher-Thompson, D. (2019). Promising results from a pilot study to reduce distress in Vietnamese American dementia and memory loss caregivers. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, 5, 319-327.
  • Tiet, Q. Q., *Duong, H., *Davis, L., *French, R., *Smith, C., *Leyva, Y., & Rosen, C. (2019). PTSD Coach mobile application (app) with brief telephone support and Pre- and Post-intervention outcomes on PTSD, depressive symptoms and quality of life, Psychological Services, 16 (2), 227-232.