Asian American Studies

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Grace J. Yoo 유 진 미, MPH, PhD

YOO Grace J. (2012)

Professor, Asian American Studies Department
AAS Department Chair
AAS Major/Minor Advisor
Office: EP 418
Phone: 415-338-2699
Email: gracey@sfsu.edu

1996    Year of first appointment in Asian American Studies


Education

PhD     University of California at San Francisco, Sociology
MPH   Loma Linda University, Public Health
BA      University of California at Irvine, Social Sciences


Research Interests

Asian American health and social support; Korean American history and experience


Courses Taught

210 History of Asians in the United States
211 Contemporary Asian Americans
360 Koreans in the United States
591 Asian American Community Health Issues
681 Asian American Community Changes and Development
697 Proseminar in Asian American Studies
710 Critical Approaches to Asian American Studies
833 Seminar: Asian American Family and Identity
875 Asian American Community Health Issues


Honors, Awards, and Grants

2008-13
Research Structure in Minority Institutions (RIMI) Grant, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities and National Cancer Institute
2003-08
Research Structure in Minority Institutions (RIMI) Grant, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities and National Cancer Institute
2002-03
Special Populations Network Grant, National Cancer Institute
2001-02
National Cancer Institute Grant


Current Community Involvement

Asian American Research Center on Health
San Francisco Hep B Free Campaign, Partner


Current Campus Service

Korean Student Association, Faculty Advisor
AAS Department Chair
Academic Senate
Baccalaureate Requirements Lower Division Certification Committee
Academic Policy Committee
University Faculty Hearing Panel
Cancer Disparities Research Group
COES 45th Annual Event Planning Committee
AAS Major/Minor Advisor
AAS Department Hiring Committee


Selected Publications

2014
and Rebecca M. Carabez, J. Anthony Swanner, and Minh Ho. “Knowledge and Fears among Asian Americans Chronically Infected with Hepatitis B.” Journal of Cancer Education (Jan.).


and Barbara W. Kim. Caring across Generations: The Linked Lives of Korean American Families.New York: New York University Press.


and Ellen G. Levine and Rena Pasick. “Breast Cancer and Coping among Women of Color: A Systematic Review of the Literature.” Supportive Care in Cancer (Jan.)


and Soonhee Roh, Yeon-Shim Lee, Kyoung Hag Lee, and Tazuko Shibusawa. “Friends, Depressive Symptoms, and Life Satisfaction among Older Korean Americans.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (May).


2013

and Rebecca M. Carabez, Ted Fang, Kelvin Quan, and Richard So. “Curbing the Hepatitis B Epidemic in Asian American Communities: Engaging Local Hospitals.” CA Journal of Health Promotion 11.3 (Dec. 2013): 14-24.


and Beverly Lynn and Ellen G. Levine. “’Trust in the Lord’: Religious and Spiritual Practices of African American Breast Cancer Survivors.” Journal of Religion and Health (July).


2012

with Sachiko Wood. “Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Health in the Korean American Community. Handbook of Asian American Health. Ed. Grace J. Yoo, Mai Nhung Le, and Alan Y. Oda. New York: Springer Publishing. 73-85

with Ted Fang, Janet Zola, and Wei Ming Dariotis. “De-stigmatizing Hepatitis B in the Asian American Community: Lessons Learned from the San Francisco Hep B Free Campaign.” Journal of Cancer Education 27.1 (2012): 138-144.


with Jason Chung and Darryl Choy. “The Growing Popularity of Korean Soap Operas among Asian Americans.” Koreans in America: History, Identity, and Community. Ed. Grace J. Yoo. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing. 233-243.

co-edited with Mai Nhung Le and Alan Y. Oda. Handbook of Asian American Health. New York: Springer Publishing.

Ed. Koreans in America: History, Identity, and Community. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.

with Regina Lagman, Ellen Levine, Kira Donnell, and Holly Lim. “Leaving It Up to God: Spirituality and Religion among Filipina Immigrant Breast Cancer Survivors.” Journal of Religion and Health. (2012): 1-12.

with Margaret Rhee. “‘It’s for the Family’: Negotiation Love and Marriage within Korean American Families.” Koreans in America: History, Identity, and Community. Ed. Grace J. Yoo. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.149-155.

with Wei Ming Dariotis. “Obama Mamas and Mixed Race: Hoping for ‘A More Perfect Union.’” Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority. Ed. Andrew Jolivette. UK: Policy Press.

2011
with Mai-Nhung Le, Stephen Vong, Regina Lagman, and Amy Lam. “Cervical Cancer Screening: Attitudes and Behaviors of Young Asian American Women. Journal of Cancer Education 26.4 (2011): 740-746.

2010
with Barbara Kim. “Remembering Sacrifices: Attitudes and Beliefs among Second Generation Korean Americans Regarding Family Support.” Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 25.2 (2010): 165-181.

2009
co-edited with Edith Chen. Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today. 2 vols. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishing.

with Barbara Kim. “Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Saving for Health and the Future.”  Korean American Economy and Community in the 21st Century. Ed. E. Yu H. Kim, K. Park, and M.D. Oh. Los Angeles: Korean American Economic Development Center. 545-570.

2008
with Barbara Kim. “Korean Immigrants and Health Care Access: Implications for the Uninsured and Underinsured.” Research in the Sociology of Health Care 25 (2008): 77-94.

2007

with Kyung Lim, Jenie Kayser-Jones, and Catherine Waters. “Aging, Health, and Physical Activity in Korean Americans.” Geriatric Nursing 28.2 (2007): 112-119.

2006
with Sabrina Wong and Anita Stewart. “The Changing Meanings of Family Support among Older Chinese and Korean Immigrants. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 61.1 (2006): S4-S9.

2005
with Sabrina Wong and Anita Stewart. “Examining the Types of Social Support and the Actual Sources of Support in Older Chinese and Korean Immigrants. International Journal of Aging and Human Development 61.2 (2005): 105-112.

2004
“The Not-So Forgotten War: Memories of Older Korean Immigrant Women. Peace Review 16.2 (2004): 169-179.

2003
“The Fight to Save Welfare for Low-Income Older Asian Immigrants: The Role of National Asian American Organizations.” AAPI Nexus 1.1 (2003): 85-100.


Creative Work

2002
Stories Untold: Memories of Korean War Survivors. A documentary.

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