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Cecile N. Yancu

Position: Associate Professor of Sociology Department: Behavioral Sciences

Contact Info

Office: 309 Coltrane Phone: 336-750-2615

Biography

Professor Yancu is a sociologist who specializes in public health. Her research focuses on disparities in health-related quality of life. Specific areas include the impact of chronic daily stress on obesity-related health disparities, underuse of hospice and palliative care by African Americans, and high-risk sexual behavior among young African Americans. Her articles have appeared in Ethnicity and Health, Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice and the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. As an Associate Professor of Sociology she regularly teaches courses that focus on health behavior and health care delivery systems, such as Medical Sociology, Society and Public Health, Health and Society, AIDS in Society. On a personal note, Dr. Yancu loves mentoring students in health research, international travel, New York City, photography, theatre and keeping fit.

Educational Background

  • PhD, Sociomedical Science, 2002, Sociology Concentration, Columbia University of the City of New York
  • MPhil, Sociomedical Science, 1997, Sociology Concentration, Columbia University of the City of New York
  • MA, Sociomedical Science, 1995, Sociology Concentration, Columbia University of the City of New York
  • BA, Sociology, 1992, Hunter College, City University of New York