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). Her project, “Limited English Proficiency, Health, and Healthcare among Older Immigrants,” has recently awarded an R01 grant from the National Institute on Aging (R01AG47106). She also received funding from the City of Austin for her project “Asian American Quality of Life (AAQoL).”

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 Research

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