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 Education

 

 

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 Selected Awards

 

 

  • 2011-2012, Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Social Sciences, UH Manoa.
  • 2011-2012, Hawaii as a Research Initiative (HRI) Award, College of Social Sciences, UH Manoa.
  • 2011-2012, Faculty Research Award, College of Social Sciences, UH Manoa.
  • 2010, Research Relations Fund Award, College of Social Sciences, UH Manoa.
  • 2007, Jack Shand Research Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR).
  • 1999, People's Fellowship, Nanjing University, China.
  • 1998, People's Fellowship, Nanjing University, China.
  • 1997, People's Fellowship, Nanjing University, China.

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 Research Interests

 

 

  • Socioeconomic status (SES) and health: socioeconomic inequality in health with a particular interest in education and mental health among elderly Chinese.
  • Religion and health: dark side of religiousness; implications of religious participation on mental health, physical health, and mortality.
  • Epidemiology: important roles of environmental and social factors in the emergence of epidemic diseases.

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 Publications

 

 

Peer-reviewed Article

  1. Hong, S., W. Zhang, and E. Walton. (Accepted) "Neighborhoods and Mental Health: Exploring Ethnic Density, Poverty, and Social Cohesion among Asian Americans and Latinos" Social Science & Medicine.
  2. Mossakowski, K., W. Zhang. (Accepted) "Does Social Support Buffer the Stress of Discrimination and Reduce Psychological Distress among Asian Americans?" Social Psychology Quarterly.
  3. Zhang, W. , and M. Chen. (2014) "Psychological distress of older Chinese: exploring the roles of activities, social support, and subjective social status" Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. 29(1), 37-51.
  4. Sentell, T., W. Zhang, J. Davids, K. Baker, and K. Braun. (2014) "The Influence of Community and Individual Health Literacy on Self-Reported Health Status" Journal of General Internal Medicine. 29(2), 298-304.
  5. Zhang, W., and S. Hong. (2013) "Perceived Discrimination and Psychological Distress among Asian Americans: Does Education Matter?" Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 15(5), 932-943.
  6. McCubbin, L., H. McCubbin,W. Zhang, L. Kehl, and I. Storm. (2013) "Relational Well-being: An Indigenous Perspective and Measure." Family Relations. 62(2), 354-365.
  7. Zhang, W.. (2013) "Health Disparities and Relational Well-Being between Multi- and Mono-ethnic Asian Americans." Social Indicators Research. 110(2), 735-750.
  8. Zhang, W., S. Hong, D.T. Takeuchi, and K. Mossakowski. (2012) "Limited English Proficiency and Psychological Distress among Latinos and Asian Americans." Social Science & Medicine. 75(6), 1006-1014.
  9. Zhang, W., Q. Chen, H. McCubbin, L. McCubbin, and S. Foley. (2011) "Predictors of mental and physical health: Individual and neighborhood levels of education, social well-being, and ethnicity." Health and Place. 17(1),238-247.
  10. Zhang, W., (2010) "Religious Participation, Gender Differences, and Cognitive Impairment among the Oldest-Old in China." Journal of Aging Research. doi:10.4061/2010/160294
  11. Zhang, W., H. McCubbin, L. McCubbin, Q. Chen, S. Foley, L. Kehl, and I. Strom. (2010) “Education and Self-Rated Health: An Individual and Neighborhood Level Analysis of Asian Americans, Hawaiians, and Caucasians.” Social Science & Medicine, 70, 561-569.
  12. Ellison, C., W. Zhang, N. Krause, and J. Marcum. (2009). “Does Negative Interaction in Church Undermine Psychological Well-Being? Evidence from a Nationwide Survey of Presbyterians.” Sociology of Religion, 70(4): 409-431.
  13. Zhang, W. and V. Ta (2009). “Social Connections, Immigration-Related Factors, and Self-Rated Physical and Mental Health among Asian Americans.” Social Science & Medicine, 68(12): 2104-2112.
  14. Zhang, W.. (2008) “Religious Participation and Mortality Risk among the Oldest Old in China.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 63(B): S293-297.
  15. Ross, C. and W. Zhang (equal co-authors). (2008). “Education and Psychological Distress among Older Chinese.” Journal of Aging and Health, 20: 273-289.
  16. Kehl, L., McCubbin, L., McCubbin, H., Foley, S., and W. Zhang (2008). “Social Wellbeing of Hawaiians: A Comparative Analysis” Office of Hawaiian Affairs report.
  17. Ye, C. and W. Zhang. 2001. “Model theory study of Xiaotong Fei.” Jiangsu Reform : 1(12).
  18. Zhang, W. 2001. “Problems and Solutions in Reform.” Modern Science of Management  Vol.11.

Book Chapter

  1. Zhang, W., 2012. "Asian Americans, Socioeconomic Status, and Health", in Handbook of Asian American Health, edited by Grace J. Yoo, Mai Nhung Le, Alan Oda. Springer.
  2.  McCubbin, H., I. Strom, L. McCubbin, W. Zhang, L. Kehl, S. Foley, P. Mataira, and D. Rothwell. 2010. “Health disparities of Native Hawaiians revisited: implications of multi-ethnicity,” (Pp. 93-108) in Multiethnicity and Multiethnic Families: Development, Identity, and Resilience, edited by H. McCubbin, K. Ontai, L. Kehl, L. McCubbin, H. Hart, B. DeBarysche, M. Ripke, and J. Matsuoka, Honolulu, HI: Le’a Publications.

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 Teaching

 

 

  • Seminar in Medical Sociology (SOC716), Department of Sociology, U.H. Manoa. 2010Fall.
  • Research Methods and Design (SOC606), Department of Sociology, U.H. Manoa. 2011Fall.
  • Social Statistics (SOC476), Department of Sociology, U.H. Manoa. 2007Fall, 2008Fall, 2009Spring.
  • Survey of Medical Sociology (SOC 354), Department of Sociology, U.H. Manoa. 2008Spring.
  • Principles of Sociological Inquiry (SOC 300), Department of Sociology, U.H. Manoa. 2008Fall.
  • Analysis of Medical Sociology (SOC 454), Department of Sociology, U.H. Manoa. 2009Spring.
  • Sociology of Aging (SOC 453), Department of Sociology, U.H. Manoa. 2009Fall.

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 Other

 

 

  • I am a member of ASA, PSA, SSSR, and ASR.
  • Reviewer for  Journal of Aging and Health, Sociological Spectrum, British Journal of Sociology

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