Thanks to Dr. Finegold’s visit to China and Wenzhou Medical University last year and the recent efforts to explore areas of collaboration between Chatham and Wenzhou, the Office of International Affairs is pleased to introduce Wenzhou as a new university partner. The first joint activity between the two universities will be a 4-week summer program for 13 Wenzhow psychology and psychiatry students. The experiential program will be taught by faculty in Chatham’s undergraduate and graduate psychology departments.
Professor Li Chen is currently at Chatham and has contributed to the development of this program. Dr. Li Chen is an associate professor at department of psychology at Wenzhou Medical University in Zhejiang Province in the People’s Republic of China. Her current research focuses on mental health of rural-to-urban migrant workers in China ( Intimate partner violence, alexithymia, interpersonal problems and marital quality). She and her colleagues have collected data on nearly 2000 migrant workers through a questionnaire-based survey. Dr. Chen will be conducting research and observing psychology classes at Chatham through the middle of August.