Sen Xu

MD, Psychiatrist Consultant

Sen Xu is currently a staff psychiatrist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with affiliation at South Cove Community Health Center. As a 1.5 generation Chinese-American, he immigrated to the US at a young age and spent the majority of his childhood growing up in southeastern Louisiana. He attended college at Tulane University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, before subsequently spending a year working in Chicago while applying to medical school. He was then accepted to and completed his 4-year medical school training at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Following graduation from medical school, he entered into the adult psychiatry residency training program at Brown University/Butler Hospital, where he has worked with numerous patients from varying socio-economic strata in a multitude of clinical settings and treatment modalities such as medication management and individualized therapy. Starting from college, he has had a keen interest in mental health and in better understanding human personality from a developmental, psychological, and biological framework. Throughout college and medical school, he has engaged in several different research studies both within the realms of psychology, neuroscience, as well as other fields of research with the ultimate desire to translate data into meaningful and clinically relevant methods to serve our populations in need. It is in the spirit of this curiosity and desire to provide care for these populations that he pursued the field of mental health, and more recently, volunteered to be a part of the UCA team. In light of the current socio-political climate around the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become more apparent than ever that there exist rising mental health needs particularly within the Asian-American population. Sen is committed to being part of the movement that will help de-stigmatize mental illness in the Asian-American community, and to be an active voice in addressing racial inequity, social stigmatization, and systemic discrimination that are entrenched in our cultural landscape. Please see the following op-ed that Sen recently published: