Yalu Zhang, Ph.D., MSW Assistant Professor

Yalu Zhang, Ph.D., MSW
Assistant Professor
Email: yalu.zhang@stonybrook.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Columbia University
MSW, Columbia University
BA, Shanghai University


Aging, Disability, Health Inequity, Social Welfare Policy, Cross-Cultural Comparison


Zhang, Y., Gao, Q., Zhai, F., & Anand, P. (2022). Wealth and health in predicting older adults’ social capabilities in China: Mediating role of community participation. Social Indicators Research. doi:10.1007/s11205-022-03008-2.

Graf, G.*, Zhang, Y. *, Domingue, B., Harris, K., Kothari, M., Kwon, D., Muennig, P., & Belsky, D. (2022). Social mobility and biological aging among older adults in the United States. PNAS Nexus, pgac029, https://doi.org/10.1093/pnasnexus/pgac029 (*Co-first author)

Zhang, Y., & Gao, Q. (2021). Does welfare receipt change consumption on health among older families? The case of China. Journal of Aging and Social Policy. https://doi.org/10.1080/08959420.2021.1926207.

Zhang, Y., Zhang, L., Zhang, X., Sun, J., Wang, D., & Chen, G. (2021). Fall injuries and depressive symptoms among older adults and the mediating effects of social participation—China, 2011–2018. China CDC Weekly, 3(40), 837. doi: 10.46234/ccdcw2021.207.

Zhang, Y., & Gao, Q. (2019). Catastrophic health expenditure and health-related quality of life among older adults in China. Ageing and Society, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X19001661.