Our Research Publications


Powell W, Richmond J, Mohottige D, Yen IH, Joslyn A, & Corbie-Smith G, (2019). Medical Mistrust, Racism, and Delays in Preventive Health Screening Among African-American Men. Behavioral Medicine, 45(2), 102-117.

Dubbin L, Neufeld S, Kersten E, Yen IH, (2019). Gentrification and Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area: A Comparison of Measurement Approaches.Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health2019, 16(12), 2246; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16122246

Dr. Yen is the co guest editor of the recently released special issue of Housing Policy Debate . Special issue ,” Unlocking Opportunities to Create a Culture of Health in Housing: Lessons from Interdisciplinary, Community-Engaged Research Teams.” Featured articles explore connections between housing and health. Read more >

Dubbin L, Neufeld S, Kersten E, Yen IH, (2019). Health Effects After Renovation (HEAR) Study: Community-Engaged Inquiry Into the Health and Social Impacts of the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program Implementation in San Francisco AU. Housing Policy Debate, 1-8. doi: 10.1080/10511482.2018.1530273

Van Natta M, Burke NJ, Yen IH, Fleming MD, Hanssmann CL, Rasidjan MP, & Shim JK. (2019). Stratified Citizenship, Stratified Health: Examining Latinx Legal Status in the U.S. Healthcare Safety Net. Social Science & Medicine. 220: 49-55. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.10.024


Kim-Mozeleski JE, Seligman HK, Yen IH, Shaw SJ, Buchanan DR, Tsoh JY. (2018). Changes in food insecurity and smoking status over time: Analysis of the 2003 and 2015 Panel Study of Income Dynamics. American Journal of Health Promotion. doi: 10.1177/0890117118814397

Vable AM, Cohen AK, Leonard SA, Glymour MM, Duarte CdP, Yen IH, (2018). Do the Health Benefits of Education Vary by Sociodemographic Subgroup? Differential Returns to Education and Implications for Health Inequities. Annals of Epidemiology. 28 (11): 759-766. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2018.08.014

Shaahinfar A, Yen IH, Alter HJ, Gildengorin G, Pan SJ, Betts JM, & Fahimi J (2018). Long-term mortality in pediatric firearm assault survivors: A multicenter, retrospective, comparative cohort study. Academic Emergency Medicine, 25 (12): 1447-1457. doi: 10.1111/acem.13631

Rubin S, Burke NJ, Van Natta M, Yen IH, Shim JK. (2018). Like a Fish Out of Water: Managing Chronic Pain in the Urban Safety Net. Health and Social Behavior, 59 (4): 487-500.

Izenberg JM, Mujahid MS, Yen IH, (2018). Gentrification and binge drinking in California neighborhoods: It matters how long you’ve lived there. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 188: 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.03.018


Napoles T, Burke NJ, Shim JK, Davis E, Moskowitz D, Yen IH, (2017). Assessing patient activation among high-need, high-cost patients in urban safety net care settings. Journal of Urban Health. 94 (6): 803-813.

Thompson-Lastad A, Yen IH,  Fleming M, Van Natta M, Rubin S, Shim JK, Burke NJ (2017). Defining Trauma in Complex Care Management:  Safety-Net Providers’ Perspectives on Structural Vulnerability and Time. Social Science & Medicine. 186: 104-112. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.06.003

Fleming MD, Shim JK, Yen IH, Thompson-Lastad A, Rubin S, Van Natta M, Burke NJ (2017).  Patient Engagement at the Margins: How Health Care Providers Assess Patient Participation in Care in the Safety-net. Social Science and Medicine. 183: 11-18. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.04.028.

Chitewere T, Shim JK, Barker JC, Yen IH, (2017). How Neighborhoods Influence Health: Lessons to be learned from the application of political ecology. Health and Place. 45: 117-123.  doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.03.009

2014 - 2016

Yi SS, Trinh-Shevrin C, Yen IH, Kwon SC. (2016). Racial/Ethnic Differences in Associations Between Neighborhood Social Cohesion and Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines, United States, 2013-2014. 13:E165. doi: 10.5888/pcd13.160261.

Kelley EA1, Kandula NR, Kanaya AM, Yen IH, (2015). Neighborhood Walkability and Walking for Transport Among South Asians in the MASALA Study. Journal of Physical Activity & Health. 13(5): 514-519. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2015-0266.

Hoyt LT, Kushi LH, Leung CW, Nickleach DC, Adler N, Laraia BA, Hiatt RA, Yen IH, (2014). Neighborhood influences on girls’ obesity risk across the transition to adolescence. Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 134(5): 942-949. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-1286.

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