Nicole Yuan

An Asian American woman with short black hair and bangs smiling in a pink blouse.

Nicole Yuan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona (UA). She received her PhD in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University and an MPH in health services research from the University of Washington. Her research focuses on adverse life experiences, trauma, substance abuse, and coping and resilience, with an emphasis on American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native and other underserved populations. Most of her work includes the application of community-based participatory research principles and quantitative and qualitative methods. She receives funding to collaborate on projects with the UA Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research, the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline, and the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Nicole currently has a foundation grant to develop a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and prenatal alcohol exposure prevention program for the urban AI population living in Tucson, Arizona. She teaches public health graduate students and mentors students at all levels. She maintains an active psychology license in Arizona.