Department: School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Research area:mental health for the elderly, long-term care of the community, and urban poverty.


2011-2015    Ph. D.

                   Department of Social Work & Social Administration

                   The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

2008-2011    Master of Management (Major in Social Security)

                   School of International and Public Affairs

                   Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)

2004-2008    Bachelor of Law (Major in Sociology)

                   Department of Sociology

                   East China Normal University (ECNU)


Sep. 2016 – Jan. 2017 Academic English for Public Administration

Sep. 2016 – Jan. 2017 Social Sciences Classics

Sep. 2016 – Jan. 2017 Quantitative Methods for Social Science Research

Feb. 2017 – June 2018 Social Welfare Policies and Practices in Modern China 

Sep. 2018 – Jan. 2019 Social Science Research Methods

Sep. 2018 – Jan. 2019 Research ethics and thesis writing


Referred Journal Papers

1. Yang, F. *, Ran, M., Luo, W. (accepted) (2019). Depression of persons with dementia and family caregiver burden: finding positives in caregiving as a moderator. Geriatrics & Gerontology International. (IF: 2.656). DOI: 10.1111/ggi.13632

2. Yang, F.*, Zhang, L. (2018). Problem behavior patterns of victims of school bullying in rural China: The role of intrapersonal and interpersonal resources. Children and Youth Services Review, 93, pp315-320. (IF: 1.383). DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.08.007.

3. Cao, Y., Yang, F.* (Corresponding author) (2018). Self-efficacy and problem behaviors of school bully victims: evidence from rural China. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(10), 3241-3249. (IF: 1.588). DOI: 10.1007/s10826-018-1150-0.

4. Yang, F.*, Lou, V. W. Q. (2017). Community restructuring and depressive symptoms of rural mature and elderly adults: A multilevel analysis based on a national dataset in China. Community Mental Health Journal,53(1), pp34-38. (IF: 1.159). DOI: 10.1007/s10597-016-0020-8.

5. Yang, F., Lou, V. W. Q. (2016). Childhood adversities, urbanization, and depressive symptoms among middle-aged and older adults: evidence from a national survey in China. Ageing & Society, 36 (5), pp1031-1051. (IF: 1.620). DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X15000239.

6. 杨帆,曹艳春.(2019). 基于社会交换理论的我国时间银行养老服务模式发展分析. 东北大学学报(社会科学版)

7. 杨帆(2018). 农村留守儿童阶层复制的健康资本机制. 城市治理研究,第三卷,pp34-38.

8. 杨帆(2017). 社区重构与农村留守老人的抑郁症状:基于CHARLS截面数据的分析. 实证社会科学,第四卷,pp49-62.

9. 杨帆,章晓懿.(2016). 可行能力方法视阈下的精准扶贫:国际实践及对本土政策的启示. 上海交通大学学报(哲社版),24(6),pp23-30.

10. Yang, F. *, Ran, M., Luo, W. (under review). Objective and subjective dementia caregiving burden: the moderating role of karma belief and social support. Dementia.

11. Cao, Y., Yang, F.* (under review). Food insecurity, school performance, and educational expectation among left-behind children in rural China: the mediating role of depression. Children and Youth Services Review.

12. Yang, F. *, Zhang, X. (in progress). Street-level bureaucracy and depressive symptoms of social assistance recipients: a structural equation model based on the social exclusion discourses.

13. Yang, F. * (in progress). Food insecurity and behavior problems among Chinese left-behind children: a cross-section study. 

 (*Corresponding author)


Conference Proceedings

1. Yang, F. (2016). Community development and mental health of the rural left-behind older people: A multilevel modeling based on the resource perspective (in Chinese). Paper presented in the Annual Meeting of Sociology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China.

2. Yang, F., Lou, V. W. Q. (2015). Community restructuring and depressive symptoms of rural mature and elderly adults: A multilevel analysis based on a national dataset in China. Paper presented in the Annual Meeting of Economics of China, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

3. Yang, F., Lou, V. W. Q. (2014). Childhood adversities, urbanization, and depressive symptoms among middle-aged and older adults: evidence from a national survey in China. Paper presented in the Gerontological Society of America (GSA)’s 65th Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington. D. C., USA.

4. Yang, F. (2013). Institutional exclusion and capabilities deprivation for China’s semi-urbanized older people: evidences from CHARLS-Pilot. Paper presented in the Asian Doctoral Innovation Conference 2013, Hangzhou, China.

5. Yang, F., Lou, V. W. Q. (2012). Street-level bureaucratic discretion: determinants and implications for welfare sector in China. Paper presented in the Aging & Social Security International Conference: Aging and Social Security - The International Experience and China’s Development, Hangzhou, China.


1. Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.: 71704108): “A Study on The Assessment and Optimization of Community Environments That Affect Mental Health of The Elderly in Urbanization: Evidence from The ‘Switching Village to Residential Community’ Movement”, Principal Investigator, 2018/01 – 2020/12;

2. Chinese Academy of Engineering – Academician Foundation Consultative Project – Subproject: “Demands for Elderly Care Services under the Life Course Perspective”, Principal Investigator, 2018/09-2019/06;

3. Shanghai Municipal Government – Shanghai Pujiang Project (Grant No.: 17PJC067): “A Study on The Assessments and Interventions on The Depressive Symptoms of Urban Community-Dwelled Older People”, Principal Investigator, 2017/09 – 2019/09;

4. Starting Fund for Youth Talents in Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Grant No.: 17X100040029): “Intervention Models in the Long-Term Care of The Disabled Older People: A Life-Course Perspective”, Principal Investigator, 2016/10 – 2018/10;

5. The Fundamental Research Funds for The Central Universities (Grant No.: 16JXRZ05): “Comprehensive Cognition and Brain Network General Characteristics of Healthy Older People”, Principal Investigator, 2016/07 – 2018/07;

6. Shanghai Bureau of Civil Affairs: “Civic Participation in Social Assistance”, Investigator, 2016/01 – 2016/12;

7. China Ministry of Civil Affairs and World Bank TCC6 Project: “Social Assistance Targeting and Residents’ Household Income Verification System”, Investigator, 2015/12 – 2018/12.

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