Dr. Kang-Yi’s research focuses on improving health care delivery to promote health and well-being of individuals with psychiatric disorders and their families. She has conducted studies on public health interventions designed for children, adolescents transitioning to young adulthood, pregnant women, people entering jail, and caregivers and professionals caring for children with psychiatric disorders. Dr. Kang-Yi has extensive knowledge and experience of conducting large administrative data analysis.
Dr. Kang-Yi’s current research funded through the Penn Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Scholars Program examines gender differences within and across race/ethnicity in psychiatric treatment engagement patterns among youths with psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Kang-Yi has a decade of experience in conducting multidisciplinary research. She received Ph.D. in social work from Columbia University and completed joint postdoctoral fellowship in public mental health services research at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and at the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.