Yang Sao Xiong
Position title: Assistant Professor, Social Work
Phone: (608) 263-6338
314 School of Social Work
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
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.