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Yiyang Yuan, PhD, MPH, BS

Yiyang Yuan is currently a post-doctoral trainee in the Department of Quantitative and Health Sciences at UMass Chan Medical School. Aspired to be an independent aging researcher, Yiyang is especially passionate about leveraging longitudinal data from administrative databases, national surveys, and other patient-reported measures to disentangle the development of age-related conditions arising from physical, cognitive, and psychosocial processes.  

Yiyang has been funded by the National Institute of Aging F99 award to complete her doctoral research on physical frailty and cognitive impairment in older nursing home residents in the United States. She is going to expand this line of work in her postdoctoral training to further explore physical frailty, cognitive impairment, and depression in the aging population. Yiyang also works with her mentors and colleagues on many other research projects that apply advanced epidemiologic methods and statistical techniques to understand mental illness, cognitive and physical function and medication use in the aging population both in the U.S. and in China. Yiyang holds a Ph.D. in Clinical and Population Health Research from UMass Chan Medical School, an M.P.H. in epidemiology from the University of California Los Angeles, and an M.S. in health services research from Boston University.