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Yawen Li

Yawen Li, Assistant Professor

Yawen Li, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Coordinator

Phone: (619) 594-4854
Office: HH 103

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  • Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2009
  • M.S.W., The University of Hong Kong, 2002
  • B.A., Yunnan University, 1999

Scholarly Areas

Sociocultual and Environmental Determinants of Health, Health Disparities and Health Access, Race, Culture, Socioeconomic Status and Health, Social Support and Social Networks, Stress and Coping


Yawen Li is a health social scientist specializing in health disparities and inequality in healthcare access. Her areas of interest include sociocultural and environmental determinants of health and health-seeking behaviors over the life course. Her research agenda is to understand individuals’ health in the context of their social environment and to probe into person-environment interactions. She is presently researching the effects of changes in social environment on health status over time among older adults.