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Yu-Wen Ying

Professor Emerita

Yu-Wen Ying is professor emeriti at the School of Social Welfare. Her research considers family and mental health across cultures and how they are influenced by the experience of immigration. Specific research topics of interest include mental health among Asian Americans, immigrant and refugee family relationships, cross-cultural adaptation, acculturation and ethnic identity formation, treatment and prevention of mental health disorders among ethnic minority populations and cross-cultural competence. Dr. Ying’s work also considers the relationship between spirituality and social work.

Research/Expertise

  • Family and Mental Health across Cultures

  • Influences of the Experience of Immigration

  • Mental health among Asian Americans 

  • Immigrant and Refugee Family Relationships

  • Cross-Cultural Adaptation

  • Acculturation and Ethnic Identity Formation

  • Cross-Cultural Competence