Yang Yang

Summary

Affiliation: University of Chicago
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Long and happy living: trends and patterns of happy life expectancy in the U.S., 1970-2000
    Yang Yang
    Department of Sociology, Population Research Center and Center on Aging at NORC, The University of Chicago, 1126 E 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Soc Sci Res 37:1235-52. 2008
  2. pmc Trends in U.S. adult chronic disease mortality, 1960-1999: age, period, and cohort variations
    Yang Yang
    Department of Sociology and Population Research Center and Center on Aging at NORC, The University of Chicago IL, USA
    Demography 45:387-416. 2008
  3. pmc Dynamics and heterogeneity in the process of human frailty and aging: evidence from the U.S. older adult population
    Yang Yang
    Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, 1126 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:246-55. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint How does functional disability affect depressive symptoms in late life? The role of perceived social support and psychological resources
    Yang Yang
    Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, 1126 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 47:355-72. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Is old age depressing? Growth trajectories and cohort variations in late-life depression
    Yang Yang
    Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 48:16-32. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Population heterogeneity in the impact of body weight on mortality
    Hui Zheng
    Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Soc Sci Med 75:990-6. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Functional disability, disability transitions, and depressive symptoms in late life
    Yang Yang
    Department of Sociology, The University of Chicago, 1126 E 59th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637
    J Aging Health 17:263-92. 2005
  8. pmc Change of sex gaps in total and cause-specific mortality over the life span in the United States
    Yang Yang
    Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Sociology, and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 22:94-103. 2012
  9. pmc Sex differences in age trajectories of physiological dysregulation: inflammation, metabolic syndrome, and allostatic load
    Yang Yang
    Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Sociology, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 66:493-500. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Heterogeneity in the Strehler-Mildvan general theory of mortality and aging
    Hui Zheng
    Department of Sociology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0088, USA
    Demography 48:267-90. 2011

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. pmc Long and happy living: trends and patterns of happy life expectancy in the U.S., 1970-2000
    Yang Yang
    Department of Sociology, Population Research Center and Center on Aging at NORC, The University of Chicago, 1126 E 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Soc Sci Res 37:1235-52. 2008
    ..Although race differentials generally decreased at older ages and with time, relative disadvantages of blacks persisted...
  2. pmc Trends in U.S. adult chronic disease mortality, 1960-1999: age, period, and cohort variations
    Yang Yang
    Department of Sociology and Population Research Center and Center on Aging at NORC, The University of Chicago IL, USA
    Demography 45:387-416. 2008
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  3. pmc Dynamics and heterogeneity in the process of human frailty and aging: evidence from the U.S. older adult population
    Yang Yang
    Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, 1126 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:246-55. 2010
    ..This study investigated the dynamics and heterogeneity of the frailty index (FI) conceived as a systemic indicator of biological aging in the community-dwelling older adult population in the United States...
  4. ncbi request reprint How does functional disability affect depressive symptoms in late life? The role of perceived social support and psychological resources
    Yang Yang
    Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, 1126 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 47:355-72. 2006
    ..Self-esteem appears to be the strongest mediator...
  5. ncbi request reprint Is old age depressing? Growth trajectories and cohort variations in late-life depression
    Yang Yang
    Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 48:16-32. 2007
    ..The growth trajectories can be accounted for by factors associated with historical trends in education, life course stages, health decline, differential survival, stress, and coping resources...
  6. doi request reprint Population heterogeneity in the impact of body weight on mortality
    Hui Zheng
    Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Soc Sci Med 75:990-6. 2012
    ..We discuss these findings in the context of the extant literature and the long-term prospect of life expectancy in the U.S...
  7. ncbi request reprint Functional disability, disability transitions, and depressive symptoms in late life
    Yang Yang
    Department of Sociology, The University of Chicago, 1126 E 59th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637
    J Aging Health 17:263-92. 2005
    ..This article addresses how stable functional disability statuses and disability transitions are related to change in depressive symptoms in the elderly...
  8. pmc Change of sex gaps in total and cause-specific mortality over the life span in the United States
    Yang Yang
    Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Sociology, and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 22:94-103. 2012
    ..However, the patterns and explanations of variations in sex disparities in mortality across the life span and underlying causes of death are not well understood. We conducted a population-based study to further test this hypothesis...
  9. pmc Sex differences in age trajectories of physiological dysregulation: inflammation, metabolic syndrome, and allostatic load
    Yang Yang
    Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Sociology, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 66:493-500. 2011
    ..These patterns remain robust after adjustment of risk factors and shed light on the biological base of the reduction of sex difference in mortality in the post-reproductive life span...
  10. doi request reprint Heterogeneity in the Strehler-Mildvan general theory of mortality and aging
    Hui Zheng
    Department of Sociology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0088, USA
    Demography 48:267-90. 2011
    ..These findings indicate that the SM theory needs to be generalized to incorporate heterogeneity among human populations...
  11. doi request reprint New forecasting methodology indicates more disease and earlier mortality ahead for today's younger Americans
    Eric N Reither
    Department of Sociology, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:1562-8. 2011
    ..We suggest that public policy makers adopt this more robust forecasting tool and redouble efforts to develop and implement effective obesity-related prevention programs and interventions...
  12. pmc Do birth cohorts matter? Age-period-cohort analyses of the obesity epidemic in the United States
    Eric N Reither
    Utah State University, Department of Sociology, Logan, UT 84322 0730, USA
    Soc Sci Med 69:1439-48. 2009
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  13. pmc The effects of a multimodal intervention on outcomes of persons with early-stage dementia
    Sandy C Burgener
    Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, University of Illinois College of Nursing, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 23:382-94. 2008
    ..Continued improvement in outcomes was not observed at 40 weeks. However, findings support further testing of the intervention along with potential for achieving positive outcomes in early-stage dementia...
  14. doi request reprint A family-based likelihood ratio test for general pedigree structures that allows for genotyping error and missing data
    Yang Yang
    Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA
    Hum Hered 66:99-110. 2008
    ..For the IS data, the marker rs7843033 shows the most significant evidence for our method (p = 0.0003), which is consistent with a previous report, which found rs7843033 to be the 2nd most significant TDTae p value among a set of 23 SNPs...
  15. ncbi request reprint Resampling-based multiple testing methods with covariate adjustment: application to investigation of antiretroviral drug susceptibility
    Yang Yang
    Program of Biostatistics and Biomathematics, Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington 98109, USA
    Biometrics 64:329-36. 2008
    ..Our focus is on relating HIV genotype to viral susceptibility to abacavir after adjustment for the number of active antiretroviral drugs (excluding abacavir) in the patient's regimen...
  16. ncbi request reprint Lipids and lactate in human immunodeficiency virus-1 infected pregnancies with or without protease inhibitor-based therapy
    Elizabeth G Livingston
    Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:391-7. 2007
    ..To evaluate the effect of protease inhibitors on lipid and lactate levels and gastrointestinal symptoms in pregnancy...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effect of combined Taiji and Qigong training on balance mechanisms: a randomized controlled trial of older adults
    Yang Yang
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Med Sci Monit 13:CR339-48. 2007
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  18. ncbi request reprint Testing a measure of cyberloafing
    Gary Blau
    HRA Department, 384 Speakman Hall, Temple University, 1810 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    J Allied Health 35:9-17. 2006
    ..Finally, MTs who perceived an inability to control their work environment (i.e., powerlessness) were more likely to display interactive cyberloafing. Study limitations and suggestions for future research are discussed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Containing bioterrorist smallpox
    M Elizabeth Halloran
    Department of Biostatistics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Science 298:1428-32. 2002
    ..It could also help targeted vaccination be more competitive with mass vaccination at both preventing and containing a deliberate introduction of smallpox...

Research Grants2

  1. Trends and Sociodemographic Differentials in Happy Life Expectancies in the U.S.
    Yang Yang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This research will shed light on the implications of compression of morbidity on overall population quality of life, social disparities in the expansion of happiness, and cross-country comparisons of national quality of life. ..