Associate Professor & Program Director, Health Behavior and Health Promotion
Health Promotion Sciences Department
Nicole P. Yuan, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. She received a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University and an MPH degree in health services research from the University of Washington. She was a recipient of a K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Career Development Award funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism that focused on interpersonal violence and substance use among American Indian tribes. She has also received funding for work on sexual violence education and prevention, tobacco cessation, indigenous environmental health, health literacy, integrative health, and community-based participatory research, with an emphasis on underserved populations. Her current research interests include adverse life experiences, interpersonal violence, coping and resilience, substance use, tobacco cessation, and community engagement in health promotion. Nicole teaches in the MPH degree program. Her courses include HPS 531 Contemporary Health Issues and Research and HPS 577 Sociocultural and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health. She serves on committees for doctoral students, MPH students, and undergraduate honors students. She mentors students at all levels. Nicole is a licensed psychologist in Arizona.
University of Washington, MPH, 2011
Bowling Green State University, PhD, 2002
Bowling Green State University, MA, 1999
Oberlin College, BA, 1995
|2017||Jung, A. M., Schweers, N., Bell, M. L., Nair, U. S., & Yuan, N. P. Predictors of tobacco cessation among quitline callers who implement home smoking bans during the quitting process. Accepted for publication in Preventing Chronic Disease, 14, 170139.|
|2016||Yuan, N. P., Gaines, T., Jones, L., Rodriguez, L., Hamilton, N., & Kinnish, K. Bridging the gap between researchers and communities by strengthening collaborations for violence research. Psychology of Violence, 6, 27-33.|
|2015||Yuan, N. P., Belfourt -Dittloff, A., Schultz, K., Packard, G., & Duran, B. Research agenda for violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women: Toward the development of strength-based and resilience interventions. Psychology of Violence, 5, 367-373.|
|2014||Yuan, N. P., Walters, K., Duran, B., Pearson, C., & Evans-Campbell, T. Alcohol misuse and associations with childhood maltreatment and out-of-home placement among urban two-spirit American Indian and Alaska Native people. International Journal of Environmental Health and Public Health, 11, 10461-10479. doi:10.3390/ijerph111010461|
Yuan, N. P., Bartgis, J., & Demers, D. Promoting ethical research with American Indian and Alaska Native people living in urban areas. American Journal of Public Health, 104, 2085-2091. PMCID:PMC4202957
Her research focuses on adverse life experiences, interpersonal violence, substance use, coping and resilience, with an emphasis on community-based partnerships with urban and reservation-based AI/AN and other underserved populations. Nicole applies both quantitative and qualitative methods in her work.