Faculty and Staff

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Cassandra L. Bransford

Associate Professor

CCPA Social Work

Research Interests

  • Attachment-based practice approaches
  • Depression in older adults with cognitive impairment
  • Social work practice theory
  • Authority in social work practice
  • Critical social work
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Suk-Young (John) Kang

Associate Professor

CCPA Social Work

Research Interests

  • Depression and health status among Asian immigrant elders
  • Family caregiving
  • Social justice for immigrants and refugees
  • Depression among Asian Americans
  • Geriatric counseling
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Yvonne Johnston, DrPH, MS, FNP

Associate Professor; Founding Director, MPH Program; Founding Director; Associate Professor/Founding Director, MPH Program

CCPA Social Work; Master of Public Health (MPH) Program; Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Public health
  • Epidemiology
  • Nursing
  • Population health
  • Program evaluation
  • Chronic disease risk reduction
  • Health promotion
  • Fall prevention among older adults
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Data analytics
  • Social determinants of health
  • Translational research
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Youjung Lee

Chair/Associate Professor

CCPA Social Work

Research Interests

  • Kinship care
  • Grandparent-headed multigenerational families
  • Interprofessional collaboration in school contexts
  • Development of culturally responsive interventions for grandparent-headed families in a global context
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