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Barbara  Yee

Name :

Barbara Yee

Title :


Unit :

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Address :

2515 Campus Road
                  Honolulu, HI 96822

Room :

Miller Hall 111/106

Phone :

(808) 956-2250

Fax :

(808) 956-2419

E-mail :

Specialties :

minority, women and elderly health, cross-cultural aging, Asian and Pacific Islander, Vietnamese, immigrant and refugee health and mental health issues

Professional Prep/Appointments :

1981-1982 Fellowship,Minority Research Associate , Scripps Foundation Gerontology Center, Miami University, sponsored by the Administration on Aging. 1982 Ph.D.,The University of Denver, Developmental Psychology 1979 M.A.,The University of Denver, Developmental Psychology 1974 B.A., The University of Hawaii, Psychology, Honors

Projects :

8-05 to 7-08 Culture and Cancer Literacy among Immigrant Women,(1 RO3 CA 112795, Subaward No. 2005-02389-01), Lydia Buki (PI) University of Illinois Campaign, Barbara Yee (Collaborator), National Cancer Institute, $100,000 Research Key words: Chronic Disease, Health and Mental Health Risks, Beliefs, and Lifestyle Practices of Young, Middle-aged, and Elderly Vietnamese; Middle-aged and Elderly African American Adults; Elderly Male Hispanic Veterans; Middle age and elderly Chinese Americans

Research/Academic Interests :

Asian and Pacific Islander aging and gerontology Asian and Pacific Islander populations and women's health, cancer, chronic diseases Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees mental health and adaptation Vietnamese and Asian and Pacific Islander health and mental health outcomes Academic career pathways for ethnic minority and women (student through faculty) Curriculum Development for ethnic minority populations, gerontology and geriatrics, and women's health

Publications :

Yee, B.W.K., Su, J., Kim, S.Y., & Yancura, L. (2009). Asian American and Pacific Islander Families. In N. Tewari & A. Alvarez (Eds.) Asian American psychology: Current perspectives (pp. 295-315) . Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Yee, B.W.K. & Lin, S. (2008). Surviving and Thriving: Maximizing the Potential of a Diverse Workforce. Convergence: Excellence in Transition (ISSN 1606-6162), 8(4), 1-4. Axius Publishing Ltd, South Africa. Jarrett, E.M., Yee, B.W.K., & Banks, M.E. (2007). Benefits of comprehensive health care for improving health outcomes in women, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38, 305-313. Banks, M.E., Buki, L.P, Gallardo, M.E., & Yee, B.W.K. (2007) Chapter 8: Integrative Healthcare and Marginalized Populations (pp. 145-171). In M. A. DiCowden (Volume 1 ed.), I. Serlin (Volume Series ed.) Whole Person Healthcare. Portsmouth, NH: Greenwood Publishing Group. Yee, B.W.K. & Chiriboga, D.A. (2007). Issues of diversity in Health Psychology and aging. In C.M. Aldwin, C.L. Park & A. Spiro, (eds). Handbook of Health Psychology and Aging: New Directions (pp. 286-312). New York, NY: The Guiford Press. Yee, B.W.K. (2007). Asian and Pacific Islander Elders. In K.S. Markides (ed.) Encyclopedia of Health and Aging (pp. 57-59). Sage Publications. Yee, B.W.K.(2006). Ethnic minority elders. In Y. Jackson (ed.), Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology (pp. 193-195), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Yee, B.W.K. (2006). Filial piety. In Y. Jackson (ed.), Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology (pp.214-215), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Yee, B.W.K., DeBaryshe, B., Yuen, S., Kim, S.Y., & McCubbin, H. (2006). Asian American and Pacific Islander Families: Resiliency and Life-span Socialization in a cultural context. In F.T.L. Leong, A.G. Inman, A. Ebreo, L.H. Yang, Kinoshita, L. M. Fu (eds.), Handbook of Asian American Psychology, Second Edition (pp. 69-86). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Yee, B.W.K. & Keo, Y.R. (2006). Cambodian Elders. In Doorway thoughts: Cross-Cultural Health Care for Older Adults, Volume 2(pp. 36-55). New York: The American Geriatrics Society. Whitborne, S.K., Bringle, J.R., Yee, B.W.K., Chiriboga, D.A., & Whitfield, K. (2006). Ethical Research Dilemmas with Minority Elders. In J.E. Trimble & C.B. Fisher, (eds). Handbook of ethical research with ethnocultural populations and communities (pp.217-241), Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. Chiriboga, D.A., Yee, B.W.K., & Jang, Y. (2005). Minority and cultural issues in late-life depression. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 12 (3): 358-363. Banks, M., West, C., Yee, B.W.K., Ackerman, R. (2005). Stress and trauma in the lives of women of color. In K. Kendall-Tackett (ed). Handbook of women, stress and Trauma, Taylor & Francis. Yee, B.W.K. Cultural Factors and Health (2004). In N. Anderson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior (ppg. 228-230),Sage Publications. Braun, K., Yee, B.W.K., Brown, C. & Mokuau, N. (2004) Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Elders. Closing the gap: Improving the health of minority elders in the new millennium (pp. 55-67), Full Color Aging 3rd Edition Monograph, Minority Taskforce, Gerontological Society of America. Y Yee, B.W.K. & Yeo, G. (2004) Brief Bibliography Asian and Pacific Islander Elders, CD-ROM edition, Washington D.C.: Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Yee, B.W., Nguyen, H.T., & Ha, M. (2003) Chronic disease, health beliefs and lifestyle practices among Vietnamese adults: Influence of gender and age. Women and Therapy, 26(1), 111-27. Yee, B.W.K., & Williams, B. . (2002) Medication Management and Appropriate Substance Use for the Elderly. In C.B. Lewis (Ed.), Aging: The Health Care Challenge, 4nd Edition ( pp. 243-276), Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company Yee, B.W.K. (Oct. 2001). Southeast Asian Elders: Vietnamese, Cambodians, Hmong and Laotians, Health and Healthcare for Asian and Pacific Islander American Elders, Ethnic Specific Modules, In Core Currlculum in Ethnogeriatrics, 2nd Edition, ( by Collaborative on Ethnogeriatric Education, Geriatric Education Centers, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources & Services Administration, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Tripp-Reimer, T., Choi, E.E., Kelley, L.S. Enslein, J., Yee, B.W.K. & Leinhaas, M. (Oct. ,2000). Module Four Culturally appropriate geriatric care: Assessment. In Core Currlculum in Ethnogeriatrics, 2nd Edition, (pp.34-49) ( Collaborative on Ethnogeriatric Education, Geriatric Education Centers, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources & Services Administration, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Yee, B.W.K. (2000).Overcoming Disparities in Access and Use of Health Services: Ethnic Variations in Aging. Coming of Age: Federal Agencies and the Longevity Revolution, An Invitational Symposium for Federal Leaders, Federal Committee for the International Year of Older Persons 1999, June 2, 1999, Natcher Center - NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging: 79-86. Yee, B.W.K. & Weaver, G. (Dec.,2000).(invited paper) Medication issues in aging: Challenges in the 21st century. Health Issues in Aging” , The Health Education Monograph Series,18(2), 51-57, Eta Sigma Gamma (National Health Education Honorary Society). Penn, N., Kramer, J. Skinner, J.F., Velasquez,R.J., Yee, B.W.K., Arellano, L.M., & Williams, J.P. (2000). Health Practices and Health Care Systems Among Cultural Groups. In R.M. Eisler & M Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of gender, culture, and health, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 105-137.