• Post-Doctoral Associate
Masonic Institute On The Developing Brain
2025 E River Pkwy [map]
Rm 1-305Bc
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3604

Belle Khuu, Ph.D, MSW, MPH is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Institute on Community Integration (ICI) part of CEHD at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Khuu is a proud 1.5 generation Vietnamese American with a refugee background. She is currently involved in various projects designed to enhance full participation, social inclusion, positive outcomes for persons and families with disabilities. She has over 15 years of research experience ranging from coordinating clinical trials to conducting her own research inquiry into the insidious mental health effects of war trauma on diasporic communities. Her past collaborations were studies examining health disparities, identifying social determinants of health and mental health, and culturally adapting parenting interventions among Asian Americans. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in social work with a master's in public health and clinical social work and a prevention science minor. She has expertise in qualitative and quantitative research, assessment, program development, and evaluation of individuals and families with disabilities.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)



Special Olympics Partnerships

ICI researchers (Abery, Ticha, and Houseworth) have received funding from Special Olympics International, North America, and Minnesota (SOI, SONA, and SOMN) to collaborate on initiatives to develop…


Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Community Living and Participation (ARRT)

Trains one or two post-doctoral participants each year, offering them a program that is rich in research training and experience that is focused on community living and participation of persons…


Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)

Conducts a wide range of research, training, and technical assistance and dissemination projects related to community supports under its center grant and related project funding. The RTC-CL is…


Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (MNLEND)

Prepares future leaders who will serve children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), other neurodevelopmental and related disabilities (NDDs), and their families in healthcare, education, human…


Partnering to Transform Health Outcomes with Persons with IDD (PATH-PWIDD)

ICI is collaborating with several organizations on this project, which was developed to improve health and healthcare for persons with IDD by improving education received by students and…