Yeqing Yuan
Yeqing Yuan, MSW
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing - Predoctoral Fellow
NYU Silver School of Social Work - Doctoral Student
PhD (c), Social Work, NYU Silver School of Social Work
MSW, Boston College School of Social Work
BSW, Eastern New Mexico University
Research Interests
Serious mental illness, Substance use, Housing stability, Community integration, Mixed-methods research
Yeqing Yuan is a PhD candidate at the NYU Silver School of Social Work. Yeqing’s research is inspired by her prior clinical social work experience working with homeless individuals diagnosed with mental health and/or substance use disorders, where she observed individuals’ recovery trajectories are often shaped by many competing needs that are not fulfilled due to social and structural barriers. Her program of research seeks to understand the complex needs among individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders, and to develop and test intervention strategies used to address these needs. Yeqing’s dissertation focuses on housing stability among individuals diagnosed with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Specifically, this mixed-methods study seeks to understand the factors that influence housing stability or instability and to establish a conceptual framework that informs future interventions that aim to improve housing stability among individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Yeqing works with CDUHR Investigator Dr. Jennifer Manuel on her various research studies pertaining to substance use, primarily a NIDA-funded pilot study testing Critical Time Intervention among individuals transitioning out of residential substance use treatment programs.


Pahwa R, Smith ME, Yuan Y, Padgett D (2019).
The ties that bind and unbound ties: Experiences of formerly homeless individuals in recovery from serious mental illness and substance use
Qualitative Health Research, 29 (9), 1313-1323. doi: 10.1177/1049732318814250.

Yuan Y, Manuel JI (2018).
The relationship between residential mobility and behavioral health service use in a national sample of adults with mental health and/or substance abuse problems
Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 14 (4), 201-210. doi: 10.1080/15504263.2018.1493557.

Manuel JI, Yuan Y, Herman DB, Svikis DS, Nichols O, Palmer E, Deren S (2017).
Barriers and facilitators to successful transition from long-term residential substance abuse treatment
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 74, 16-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2016.12.001. PMCID: PMC5310811.

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