The Catalyst

Welcome Dr. Ana Younsook Yeo

Dr. Yeo is currently teaching in both the BSW and MSW programs. She received a Ph.D. and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the College of Social Work and a Master of Applied Statistics (MAS) from the Department of Statistics at the University of South Carolina. The target population of interest for her ongoing research is immigrants. Her long-term career goals in research and teaching are to continue to work for the reduction of health disparities by examining barriers and potentials, to work for maximizing immigrants’ full participation in citizenship rights, and to help social work students be culturally competent and be prepared for globalization.


Teaching interests:

Social Work Research Methods, Human Behavior and Social Environment, Marginalized Population, Social Welfare Policy


Areas of expertise:

Health and Health Care Access Disparities, Immigrants Health, Women’s Health, Rural Health, e-Health, Gerontological Social Work


Current research projects:

Welfare Reform and Elderly Immigrants, Health Disparities among Racial/Ethnic Groups, Health Information Technology Use among Marginalized Populations (e.g., Older Adults, Racial/Ethnic Minorities, Immigrants)

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