Postdoctoral Scholar
Specialty: Aging issues

Mai See Yang

Mai See Yang is a postdoctoral scholar at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She is mentored by Associate Professor Katherine Kim. Together, they collaborate on the Accountability, Coordination, and Telehealth in the Valley to Achieve Transformation and Equity (ACTIVATE) project to improve health outcomes through the use of digital health.

Yang has been primarily engaged and trained in two areas of research: mental health issues related to older minorities and subjective well-being among aging veterans. She is also interested in applied research, Age-Friendly Communities, demography of aging, digital health for linguistically isolated communities,  and survey methods. She is excited to bring her skills and enthusiasm to continue to her research interests as part of the ACTIVATE project to help low-literacy communities in Central California understand digital health data and tools to help improve health outcomes.

Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Yang conducted research as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago as part of a specialized training program in the Demography and Economics of Aging. As part of that project, led a study that utilized longitudinal data from the Health and Retirement Study to examine how exposure to life span of adversity influences respondents’ subjective well-being over time in later life.

Yang earned a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Gerontology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she also earned a master’s degree in Gerontology. She additionally completed a master’s degree in Therapy in Aging and Adult Development from California State University, Sacramento. Her bachelor’s degree from UC Davis was in Human Development with a minor in Aging and Adult Development.

She is widely published with articles in prominent publications in her field, including Journal of Aging and Mental Health, Psycho-Oncology, Aging and Mental Health and the Asian American Journal of Psychology.