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Yuri Jang

Faculty Research Associate Ph.D., University of South Florida

Associate Professor of Social Work
Yuri Jang



Dr. Jang received her doctoral degree in Aging Studies at the University of South Florida in 2000. She completed her postdoctoral training at the University of South Florida Institute on Aging and at the University of Georgia Gerontology Center. Before she joined the University of Texas at Austin in 2012, she served as an Associate Professor in the School of Aging Studies at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Jang’s areas of interest include positive adaptation in aging, health disparities, and minority health and service utilization. Dr. Jang has completed a project “Aging, Acculturation, and Health” funded by the National Institute on Aging (R03AG 26332). Her projects on mental health literacy among minority older adults were funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (R21MH081094) and the Johnnie B. Byrd Sr. Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute. She has recently completed a project on telecounseling for linguistically isolated older adults with funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R03HS020636).

She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and has been selected as a Scholar of the Advanced Research Institute (ARI) in Geriatric Mental Health funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. In 2010, Dr. Jang received the Emerging Professional Award from the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 45- Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues.


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