Yang Sao Xiong

Position title: Assistant Professor, Social Work

Email: ysxiong2@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-6338

314 School of Social Work

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My research examines various forms and degrees of assimilation that U.S. immigrant groups confront: socioeconomic mobility, linguistic assimilation, spatial assimilation, political incorporation, and health adaptation. My current projects examine health disparities and adaptation in Hmong and Asian American communities by: 1) examining the relationship between acculturation, health behaviors, and health outcomes; 2) investigating the relationship between resources, including social support, and health outcomes; and 3) exploring how location in general and neighborhood contexts in particular impact health outcomes.

CDE research theme area affiliations

Demography of Inequality; Health and the Life Course

Selected Publications

Xiong, Yang Sao. “The Centrality of Ethnic Community and the Military Service Master Frame in Hmong Americans’ Protest Events and Cycles of Protest, 1980-2012.” Hmong Studies Journal 17 (2016): 1-33.