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Y. Claire Yang (formerly Yang Yang)

Y. Claire Yang (formerly Yang Yang)

  • Ph.D.
  • Cancer Epidemiology

  • Sociology
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • yangy@unc.edu
  • 843-4446
  • Carolina Population Center , 123 West Franklin St.

Area of Interest

Biodemography of cancer, aging, and mortality; medical sociology and social epidemiology (social disparities in aging and life course trajectories of cancer, comorbidity, and frailty; social behavioral links to cancer biology, physiology, and longevity); quantitative methodology (cohort analysis, generalized linear mixed models; Bayesian methods)

Awards and Honors

2012 Ruth & Philip Hettleman Prize for Artistic & Scientific achievement, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

2010-11 Harrington Faculty Fellowship, University of Texas, Austin. Declined.
2005 Graduate Student Paper Award, Section on Aging and the Life Course of the American Sociological Association
2004 Student Research Dissertation Award, Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of The Gerontological Society of America
2004 Student Paper Competition Award Sponsored by A Consortium of Sections of the American Statistical Association
2004-05 Program for Advanced Research in the Social Sciences Graduate Fellowship, Social Science Research Institute, Duke University
2004-05 Vorsanger-Smith Scholar, Department of Sociology, Duke University
2004 Clinical Faculty Arts and Sciences Summer Research Fellowship, Duke University
2003-04 Philip Jackson Baugh Endowed Graduate Fellowship, Graduate School, Duke University
2001-04 Conference Travel Awards Fellowship, Graduate School, Duke University
2000-01 Graduate Award Fellowship, Graduate School, Duke University
1994-97 Highly competitive scholarships and fellowships throughout undergraduate education, Beijing University