I’m Julie V. Dinh, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Houston Downtown. My name is pronounced Joo-lee Dih-n and my pronouns are she/hers.

My research focuses on diversity, interventions, and health. Broadly speaking, I seek to apply organizational science to improve engagement and equitable outcomes, particularly within healthcare contexts. My research spans disciplines, including organizational behavior, human resource management, public health, and health, social, and clinical psychology. My work has been published by Human Factors, The Journal of Clinical Psychology, The Journal for Graduate Medical Education, Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Dynamics, and Small Group Research. My research has been recognized and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and American Public Health Association (APHA).

I earned my B.A. in Psychology (highest honors in Psychology, magna cum laude) from the University of California, Berkeley, and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Rice University. Prior to my current position, I was an Assistant Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the City University of New York, Baruch College and the Graduate Center, where I led the Diversity, Interventions, and Health Lab.

Additionally, I advise within many industries, such as diversity consultancy groups, human resources management organizations, and aerospace and military administrations. I am a speaker and workshop host, presenting on topics including teamwork, research methods (e.g., grant-writing, translational science, and methods), and diversity, equity and inclusion. I care deeply about mentoring, educating, and engaging in projects that can tangibly improve working environments.


I am originally from Orange County, California. In my spare time, you can find me:

  • in the kitchen cooking — I used to dream of being a food writer;
  • in the yoga studio practicing — I’m a certified yoga teacher;
  • on my couch reading — and watching awful reality television; and
  • taking my dog to the park — Kirby, pictured.


DinhJ @ uhd.edu

Note: Please note that there was a typo in the previous email address listed; there are no periods in the first part of my email address. I apologize if you sent a message to me and did not receive a response.

Last updated: December 20, 2022