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PhD Candidate Yeqing Yuan Awarded Social Work HEALS Doctoral Fellowship

The fellowship will provide partial support for her dissertation research
Yeqing Yuan

PhD candidate Yeqing Yuan has been selected by the NASW Foundation Jane B. Aron/Social Work HEALS Doctoral Fellowship Awards Panel as a 2020-2021 Social Work HEALS Fellow. 

The fellowship will provide partial support for Yeqing’s dissertation research, a mixed methods study on housing stability among individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders receiving Assertive Community Treatment services. Specifically, she seeks to understand the factors that influence housing stability or instability and to establish a conceptual framework that informs future interventions that aim to improve housing stability among the study population.

“The Social Work HEALS Doctoral Fellowship will allow me to carry out an ambitious dissertation study design and contribute knowledge to an urgent social welfare issue,” said Yeqing. “In addition, the fellowship will enhance my research skills by providing opportunities to network with leading scholars in the field.” She expressed appreciation to the PhD Program and her dissertation committee for their support.

Social Work HEALS was developed and implemented by the Council on Social Work Education and NASW to strengthen the delivery of health care services in the United States by advancing the education and training of health care social workers. The Doctoral Fellowship was established in 1987 as a tribute to late health care policy and education leader Jane Baerwald Aron, who devoted her career to creating social policy that was responsive to people's needs.