PhD Student Yuanyuan Hu Awarded C.V. Starr Fund for A/P/A Research Grant
By NYU Silver Communications OfficeMar 11, 2022
Third-year PhD Student Yuanyuan Hu was awarded a $500 grant from the C.V. Starr Fund for Asian/Pacific/American Research to support her dissertation research on improving mental health services use among older Chinese adults through a mixed-methods study exploring integration of behavioral health and social services.
Yuanyuan’s proposed study will use multilevel modeling and coincidence analysis to identify components of integrated mental health and social service programs that are associated with mental health service use and determine the combinations of components that contribute to a higher level of treatment initiation and numbers of referrals among older Chinese immigrants.
“My area of interest,” said Yuanyuan, “lies in social determinants of the health of older Asian immigrant populations, and integrating health and mental health services and community-based social services. I have participated in studies focusing on aging experiences among older Chinese adults, person-centered care planning, and integrated models for mental health service.” She expressed gratitude to her mentors, Professor and PhD Program Director Victoria Stanhope and Professor Qingwen Xu, for their tremendous support in developing her dissertation project.
The C.V. Starr Fund for A/P/A Research is administered by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and is available by application to NYU students and scholars working on academic and/or community projects with particular emphasis on the New York metropolitan region. The goal of the fund is to promote a convergence of theory and practice in Asian/Pacific/American Studies and its related fields by providing financial support for research expenses and/or conference participation.