Yuri Jang, Ph.D.

Yuri Jang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Yuri Jang is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin.

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.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Interests

Gerontology; Health disparities; Minority aging; Mental health and service utilization.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of South Florida
  • M.A., University of Arizona
  • B.A., Duksung Women’s University, Korea

Teaching History

Faculty Publications

Referred Journal Articles since 2010

  • Jang, Y., Roh, S., & Chiriboga, D. A. (in press). Acculturation and the health of Korean American older adults: The geographic variations. Asian American Journal of Psychology.
  • Jang, Y., Park, N. S., Cho, S., Roh, S., & Chiriboga, D. A. (in press). Diabetes and depressive symptoms in Korean American older adults: The mediating role of subjective perception of health. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice.
  • Park, N. S., Jang, Y., Lee, B., & Chiriboga, D. A. (in press). Racial/ethnic differences in predictors of self-rated health: Findings from the Survey of Older Floridians. Research on Aging.
  • Phillips, K., Chiriboga, D. A., & Jang, Y. (in press). Satisfaction with care: The role of client-provider racial/ethnic concordance and interpersonal sensitivity. Journal of Aging and Health.
  • Kwag, K. H., Jang, Y., Rhew, S., & Chiriboga, D. A. (in press). Neighborhood effects on physical and mental health: A study of Korean American older adults. Asian American Journal of Psychology. PMCID in Process.
  • Park, N. S., Jang, Y., Lee, B., & Haley, W. E., & Chiriboga, D. A. (in press). The mediating role of loneliness in the relation between social engagement and depressive symptoms among older Korean Americans: Do men and women differ? Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. PMCID in Process.
  • Kwag, K., Jang, Y., & Chiriboga, D. A. (in press). The impact of acculturation on depressive symptoms among Hispanic older adults: Does neighborhood matter? Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.
  • Kim, G., Jang, Y., & Chiriboga, D. A. (2012). Personal views about aging among Korean American older adults: The role of physical health, social network, and acculturation. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 27, 139-148.
  • Phillips, K., Chiriboga, D. A., & Jang, Y. (2012). Patient perceptions of the interpersonal sensitivity of their health care providers: The role of patient-provider racial/ethnic concordance. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, 5(3), 175-183.
  • Park, N. S., Jang, Y., Lee, B. S., Schonfeld, L., & Molinari, V. (2012). Willingness to use mental health services among older residents in assisted living. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 31(4), 562-579.
  • Jang, Y., & Chiriboga, D. (2011). Social activity and depressive symptoms in Korean American elders: The conditioning role of acculturation. Journal of Aging and Health, 23 (5), 767-781. PMCID in Process.
  • Jang, Y., Shin, J., Cho, S., Kim, G., & Chiriboga, D. A. (2011). The interactive role of chronic medical conditions and sleep disturbance in predicting depressive symptoms among Korean American older adults. Aging & Mental Health, 15, 198-203. PMCID: PMC2846833
  • Jang, Y., Kim, G., & Chiriboga, D. A. (2011). Gender differences in depressive symptoms among older Korean American immigrants. Social Work in Public Health [Special issue on Health Disparities and Women of Color: Closing the Gap], 26, 96-109.
  • Jang, Y., Chiriboga, D. A., Herrera, J., & Schonfeld, L. (2010). Correlates of depressive symptoms among Hispanic older adults living in public housing. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 29(2), 180-195
  • Jang, Y., Kwag, K. H., & Chiriboga, D. (2010). Not saying I am happy does not mean I am not: Cultural influences on responses to positive affect items in the CES-D. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 65B, 684-690. PMCID in Process.
  • Kim, G., Chiriboga, D. A., Jang, Y., Lee, S., Huang, C.-H., & Parmelee, P. (2010). Health status of older Asian Americans in California. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58, 2003-2008.
  • Kim, G., Jang, Y., Chiriboga, D. A., Ma, G. X., & Schonfeld, L. (2010). Factors associated with mental health service use in Latino and Asian immigrant elders. Aging & Mental Health, 14, 535-542.
  • Jang, Y., Kim, G., & Chiriboga, D. A. (2010). Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease, feelings of shame, and awareness of services among Korean American elders. Journal of Aging and Health, 22(4), 419-433. PMCID: PMC2882867
  • Jang, Y., & Chiriboga, D. A. (2010). Living in a different world: Acculturative stress among Korean American elders. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 65B(1), 14-21. PMCID: PMC2794888
  • Jang, Y., Chiriboga, D. A., Allen, J., Kwak, J., & Haley, W. E. (2010). Willingness of older Korean American adults to use hospice. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58, 352-356. PMCID: PMC2852887
  • Dupree, L., Herrera, J., Martinez-Tyson, D., Jang, Y., & King-Kallimanis, B. (2010). Age group differences in mental health care preferences among Latinos: Implications for research and practice. Best Practices in Mental Health: An International Journal, 6, 47-59.
  • Jang, Y., Park, N. S., Kim, G., Kwag, K., Roh, S., & Chiriboga, D. A. (2012). The association between self-rated mental health and symptoms of depression in Korean American older adults. Aging and Mental Health, 16, 481-485.
  • Roh, S., Jang, Y., Chiriboga, D. A., Kwag, K. H., Cho, S., & Bernstein, K. (2011). Perceived neighborhood environment affecting physical and mental health: A study with Korean American older adults in New York City. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 13, 1005-1012.
  • Kim, G., DeCoster, J., Chiriboga, D. A., Jang, Y., Allen, R. S., & Parmelee, P. P. (2011). Associations between self-rated mental health and psychiatric disorders among older adults: Do racial/ethnic disparities exist? American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 19, 416-422.
  • Kim, G., Aguado Loi, C. X., Chiriboga, D. A., Jang, Y., Parmelee, P., & Allen, R. S. (2011). Limited English proficiency as a barrier to mental health service use: A study of Latino and Asian immigrants with psychiatric disorders. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 45, 104-110.
  • Jang, Y., Gum, A. M., & Chiriboga, D. (2011). Knowledge of depression among Korean American older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 30, 655-665. PMCID: PMC2882867
  • Jang, Y., Chiriboga, D. A., Herrera, J., Martinez-Tyson, D., & Schonfeld, L. (2011). Attitudes toward mental health services in Hispanic older adults: The role of misconceptions and personal beliefs. Community Mental Health Journal, 47, 164-170.
  • Jang, Y., Chiriboga, D., Kim, G., & Rhew, S. (2010). Perceived discrimination, sense of control, and depressive symptoms among Korean American older adults. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 1(2), 129-135. PMCID: PMC2947839

Contact

Social Work Building

Room:3.130C
Phone:(512) 471-1702
Fax:(512) 471-9600
Email:yjang12@austin.utexas.edu

Mailing Address

The University of Texas
School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd D3500
Austin, TX 78712-0358