Grace J. Yoo, Ph.D., MPH (SFSU)

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University.

Grace J. Yoo, Ph.D., MPH is Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University.  Grace is trained in medical sociology and public health, and her record of accomplishment spans two decades. Using mixed methodologies, she has been involved in leading a myriad of research and evaluation projects and programs focused on health disparities in Asian Americans, women of color and breast cancer; and aging, social support and Korean American families. Grace has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and co-authored/co-edited four books including Caring Across Generations: The Linked Lives of Korean American Families (NYU Press); Handbook of Asian American Health (Springer Publishing); Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today (ABC-Clio) and Koreans in America:  History, Identity and Community (Cognella).



Grace J. Yoo is currently the Project Director/Principal Investigator of Asian American and Pacific Islander Retention and Education (ASPIRE)., a U.S. Department of Education Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) grant.  As the PI on this project, she is particularly interested in  the role of non-cognitive social support  in addressing and promoting college access and success for high need Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders students.