Dr. Yijie Wang wins Faculty Initiative Fund grant from the College of Social Science.

Dr. Wang’s project, “The Influence of Peers on Ethnic/Racial Minority Adolescents’ Health in Everyday Life”, will investigate the impact of stressful and supportive peer experiences on racial/ethnic minority adolescents' daily sleep and cortisol levels.  Dr. Wang and her team will use innovative daily diary methods to identify risk factors in peer groups that may explain, in part, racial/ethnic disparities in health.  They will also explore protective peer practices that promote health among vulnerable adolescents.

Dr. Yijie