GraceYi_HeadshotDr. Eun-Hye Grace Yi

Assistant Professor

BSW, MSW, Social Work, Soongil University, Seoul, Korea
Ph.D., Social Work, Indiana University


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Dr. Yi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at California State University Fullerton. As a scholar in gerontological social work, her primary focus revolves around aging issues concerning the health and well-being of ethnic minority older adults, with a particular emphasis on Asian Americans. Her ongoing research delves into the realms of dementia care, end-of-life, elder abuse, and unjust treatment within the context of family and neighborhood, employing a community-engaged research approach. Dr. Yi's contributions to the field have garnered her national recognition. She has been honored with prestigious awards such as the NASW/CSWE HEALS fellowship, the outstanding dissertation award from the Korean American Social Work Educators Association at CSWE, a research award from the American Society of Aging, and the esteemed TJ McCallum Memorial Award from the Gerontological Society of America, all of which were bestowed upon her during her doctoral program. Dr. Yi holds a Ph.D. from the Indiana University School of Social Work, where she also pursued a minor in economics.


Courses Taught:

MSW 516 Aging: A Multigenerational Perspective-Advanced Social Work Practice  

MSW 524 Aging: A Multigenerational Perspective-Policy and Social Work


Research Interests:

Alzheimer’s disease and mental/cognitive issues, Caregiving, Elder justice, End-of-life care, Asian American older adults, Care workforce, Complementary and alternative medicine, Community-engaged intervention research, Big data analysis, and Gerontological social work education.