Yuanjin Zhou is an assistant professor at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Yuanjin Zhou received her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Washington School of Social Work.

Zhou’s transdisciplinary research program focused on developing and implementing interventions and informing policies to empower dementia caregivers in managing their health and well-being as well as that of those they care for. Her research focuses on using mixed methods to better understand caregivers’ experiences in managing health and well-being for both older adults living with dementia and themselves, and how multi-level factors and mechanisms impact their experiences of aging, health/illness, disability, and caregiving. Specific areas of her research include engaging dementia care partners in fall risk management, conceptualizing and operationalizing resilience in dementia care partners, and enhancing social workers’ role in dementia care teams.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Interests

Dementia care, informal and formal caregiving, health management for older adults, fall and injury prevention, risk and resilience, health disparities, gerontechnology, interprofessional collaboration and education, transdisciplinary research