Yeqing Yuan, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative
Yeqing Yuan (she or they) is an incoming Postdoctoral Scholar at the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative. She is finishing up her PhD in social work at New York University. Informed by her previous social work practice working with homeless individuals with serious mental illnesses and/or substance use issues, Yeqing’s research focuses on the intersection of homelessness, housing instability and behavioral health. Her dissertation, funded by NASW Foundation’s HEALS Fellowship, uses mixed methods to understand housing stability among individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders receiving Assertive Community Treatment services. The long-term goal of this research is to develop a community-engaged, policy informing intervention that will promote housing stability of individuals with behavioral health needs. Yeqing received training from a NIDA funded T32 predoctoral fellowship, Behavioral Sciences Training Program, at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Yeqing obtained Master of Social Work (MSW) from Boston College and is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW).