Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Phone: (619) 594-2711
Office: HT 169
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- MPH, Epidemiology, Columbia University (1988)
- PhD, Sociology, University of Notre Dame (1974)
- MA, Sociology, University of Notre Dame (1971)
Epidemiology of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease, Ethnicity and Health, Epidemiologic Methods
Dr. Elena Yu, a Professor in the Division, received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame in 1974. Prior to joining the faculty at SDSU, she was a Visiting Scientist at the National Center for Health Statistics, assisting the Director to analyze infant mortality rates of different minority groups in the U.S., with a special focus on understanding the factors that contribute to the health and mortality profiles of Chinese Americans. Dr. Yu has been involved in three interdisciplinary NIH-funded grants with different universities and community organizations, including Cancer Control among Asian Americans, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Caregiver’s Burden in China. She was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology in the mid-1990s. Her research and teaching interests in epidemiology include Research Methods, Study Designs, Minority Health Issues, and Epidemiology of Aging, Cancer, and Cardiovascular Diseases.
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