Fan Yang is a doctoral student in the School of Social Work at The University of Alabama. Fan’s scholarly interests target the behavior problems of at-risk children and youth. Fan’s research facilitates social transformation in the at-risk children and youth community. Fan employs multiple theoretical and conceptual frameworks along with mixed methods to investigate various research questions. As a graduate assistant in the Office of Community Affairs, Fan initiated a program which not only addressed gaps in cultural enrichment intervention for at-risk children and program evaluation in social work, but also incorporated an interdisciplinary focus with service learning opportunities aimed specifically at international students. Fan is the wife of a scientist and a mother of two babies.
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