Jinni Su, PhD

Youth Ambassador Advisor

Jinni Su, Ph.D  is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University. She is a developmental psychologist with training in human development and behavioral genetics. Her research focuses on how genetic and socio-cultural influences contribute to the development of substance use and related behavioral and emotional health outcomes in diverse populations, particularly during adolescence and young adulthood. She is passionate about increasing representation of racial-ethnic minority populations in genetically-informed research and takes a cultural genomics approach to study the interplay between genetic predispositions and sociocultural factors in predicting substance use and related outcomes among racial-ethnic minority youth. Dr. Su aspires to translate her research to inform programs aimed at promoting mental health among racially-ethnically diverse populations.