Menninger Staff

Emily Wu, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Emily Wu is a staff psychiatrist who works primarily in Outpatient Assessments. She is also an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine.


Her research interests include reducing health disparity and improving culturally sensitive clinical intervention for underserved minority patients. Her research activities include assessing parental perception of mental illness among minority youth and evaluating the ethics and efficacy of using smartphone technology to provide mental health care for minority patients. 


Dr. Wu's research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including the Asian Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Clinical Psychiatry News, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation and the Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic.


She has presented nationally and internationally on a range of topics, including the cultural shaping of depression, psychiatry in the digital age, parenting challenges in Chinese immigrant families, utilizing a culturally relevant smartphone app to increase engagement in depression care among Chinese Americans, depression and suicide among Chinese international students and the development of adolescent acute residential treatment programs in China.


An alumna of the American Psychiatric Association Minority Fellowship Program and the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry Fellowship, Dr. Wu is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Medical Association.


She earned her bachelor's degree in Biology from Texas A&M University, graduating summa cum laude. After earning her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Wu completed the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency at Harvard Medical School and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital through Harvard Medical School.


In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and Zumba.