Yi (April) Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Yi Wang CV


Dr. Wang’s research focuses on the neighborhood-level determinants of health disparities in later life. Her work examines how contextual features influence older adults’ wellbeing (i.e., physical, mental, cognitive health) and explores the underlying mechanisms (e.g., the mediating roles of activity engagement and coping resources) for racial/ethnic minority and older immigrants. 

Research Interests

Neighborhood environment and health disparities in later life
Minority aging
Social determinants of health
Cross-cultural and comparative studies

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Teaching Areas
  • Gerontology
  • Research
Research areas
  • Aging, Longevity, and End of Life
Yi (April) Wang
Ph.D. in Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, 2019

225B North Hall (NH)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States