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Jarmin Yeh, PhD, MPH, MSSW

Associate Professor
School of Nursing
490 Illinois Street, #122B
San Francisco, CA 94158
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Jarmin Yeh
Education and Training

University of California,San Francisco, PhD - Sociology

University of California,Berkeley, BA - Social Welfare

Columbia University,New York City, MPH - Urbanism and the Built Environment

Columbia University,New York City, MSSW - Social Enterprise Administration

Awards and Honors

John and Kathleen Gorman Public Health Humanitarian Award, Columbia University, 2007

New Ventures in Leadership (NVL) Fellow, American Society on Aging, 2009-2010

Graduate Scholar Award, Aging and Social Change Research Network, 2011

Carroll Estes Scholarship Award, UCSF Social & Behavioral Sciences Department, 2012

John A. Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence Student Scholarship Award, UCSF School of Nursing, 2012

Graduate Division Dean's Health Sciences Fellowship, UCSF Graduate Division, 2012

Graduate Division Dean's Health Sciences Fellowship, UCSF Graduate Division, 2013

John A. Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence Student Scholarship Award, UCSF School of Nursing, 2014

Student Fellow, Grantmakers in Aging, 2014

Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) Summer Fellow, Wayne State University & University of Michigan, 2016

Carroll Estes Scholarship Award, UCSF Social & Behavioral Sciences Department, 2018-2019

Distinguished Dissertation Award in Sociology, UCSF School of Nursing, 2020

Early Career Diversity Fellowship Award, Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance, Gerontological Society of America, 2022

Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism Leadership (IDEAL) Academy, UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach, 2024
Overview
Jarmin Yeh, PhD, MPH, MSSW, is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Health & Aging, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, in the School of Nursing at UCSF. They are a sociologist, gerontologist, and age-friendly health researcher. Their work broadly investigates social justice issues that impact the quality of life of community-dwelling older adults, people living with dementia, and caregivers. They lead the CARING (Community Action Research in Gerontology) Lab, which encompasses a portfolio of community-engaged and interdisciplinary projects that aim to advance health equity in aging. They serve as a Co-Director of the UCSF Emancipatory Sciences Lab, founded by Dr. Carroll L. Estes; are affiliated with the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and UCSF Bioethics; and teach in the UCSF Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership (MS-HAIL) Program. Prior to joining UCSF, Jarmin worked at The New York Academy of Medicine’s Social Work Leadership Institute, where they managed a national initiative funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation to bolster the social work workforce in aging. They serve on the board of directors for the Metta Fund, Community Living Campaign, California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics, and Head Over Heels Athletic Arts. Jarmin currently lives in San Francisco, California. A retired gymnast and former student-athlete, they still perform the occasional cartwheel.