Alice F. Yan, PhD

Associate Professor, Community & Behavioral Health Promotion
School Of Public Health

Curriculum Vitae

Education

PhD, Public and Community Health, University of Maryland, College Park
Clinical Residency, Traditional Chinese Medicine, West China University of Medical Science, Teaching Hospital of Chengdu University, Chengdu, China
MD, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, China

BIO

Dr. Alice F. Yan’s research focuses on eliminating health disparities in minority populations through Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), and applied translational research. Her research is characterized by tailored health promotion and chronic disease prevention interventions (e.g., exercise, and dietary changes) that incorporate effective health communication strategies (including mHealth) and health behavior theories. She applies a multidisciplinary approach to investigating the impact of social and environmental factors on individual risk perceptions, health behaviors (e.g., physical activity, food/nutrition), and other health outcomes (e.g., obesity, diabetes, and cancer) in underserved minority populations. Dr. Yan’s research also includes large database management, data mining for clinical trials, and program evaluation. Statistical methodologies applied in her studies include hierarchical linear modeling (HLM), structural equation modeling (SEM), survival analysis, complex sample survey data analysis, and spatial analysis.

SELECTED ONGOING PROJECTS AS PI OR CO-PI

1) Title: Establish a Patient-Centered, Stakeholder-Driven, Community Based Panel to Reduce Cancer Disparity
Funded by: Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington Engagement Award

2. Title: Let’s Talk: Engaging Community Stakeholders for Patient-Driven Research to Eliminate Cancer Disparities for Young African American Breast Cancer Survivors
Funded by: Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) Tier A Pipeline to Proposal Award

3. Title: Bioethical Issues in Biostatistical Consulting (BIBC): A Phase II Study. Grant No: 1 ORIIR160027-01-00
Funded by: Office of Public Health and Science, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

4. Title: Promoting Physical Activity in African American Women Breast Cancer Survivors (128855-PEPMW-15-152-01-CPPB)
Funded by: American Cancer Society (ACS)