PhD, Experimental Psychology
Texas Christian University
Yang Yang is a graduate of the IBR and recently rejoined in January 2020. Before returning to the IBR, she served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She served as a Principle Investigator on an externally funded project looking at factors associated with health-risk behaviors among young adults. Her research interests include substance use treatment for justice-involved individuals, health disparities, and advanced research methodology. Yang serves as the project director for Preventing Opioid Use Among Justice-Involved Youth as They Transition to Adulthood: Leveraging Safe Adults (LeSA).
Selected Advisory and Service Activities
Journal Reviewer: Behavioral Science and the Law; Child Abuse & Neglect; Contemporary Clinical Trials; Criminal Justice and Behavior; Evaluation and Program Planning; Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment; Journal of Mixed Methods Research; Journal of Offender Rehabilitation; Qualitative Health Research; Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
Associate Editor: Journal of Child and Family Studies
Yang, Y., & Perkins, D. R. (Accepted). Association between childhood adversity and criminal thinking: The role of attachment. Psychology, Crime and Law.
Yang, Y. (2020). Daily stressor, daily resilience, and daily somatization: The role of trait aggression. Personality and Individual Differences, 165, 110141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.110141
Yang, Y. (2020). Aggression and Somatic Symptoms: The Role of Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 27(4):466-474. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12529-020-09885-6.
Yang, Y., Perkins, R. D., & Stearsn, A. E. (2019). “I started to feel better now”: Qualitative findings from client narratives on early recovery in inpatient substance use treatment. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. doi:10.1007/s11469-019-00107-z
Yang, Y., Gray, J., Joe, G. W., Flynn, P. M., & Knight, K. (2019). Treatment retention, satisfaction, and therapeutic progress for justice-involved individuals referred to community-based medication-assisted treatment. Substance Use & Misuse, 54(9). doi:10.1080/10826084.2019.1586949
Yang, Y., Li, M., & Lin, H-C. (2019). Parental rejection, resilience, and health-risk behavior in emerging adults. American Journal of Health Behavior, 43(5), 898- 911. doi:0.5993/AJHB.43.5.3
Mallik, D., Bowen, S., Yang, Y., Perkins, D. R., & Sandoz, E. K. (2018). Raja yoga meditation and medication-assisted treatment for relapse prevention: A pilot study. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2018.10.012
Stearns, A. E., Yang Y., & Boudreaux, L. (2018). Hope springs eternal: An exploration of hope at a local jail. Women & Criminal Justice. doi:10.1080/08974454.2018.1450177
Yang, Y., Perkins, D. R., & Stearns, A. E. (2018). A qualitative study on barriers and facilitators to treatment engagement among clients in inpatient substance abuse treatment. Qualitative Health Research, 28(9), 1474-1485. doi:10.1177/1049732318771005
Yang, Y. & Perkins, D. P. (2018). The relation between victimization, attachment, peer support, and drug treatment motivation in a jail-based sample: Mediation and moderation analyses. Psychology, Crime & Law, 24(8), 831-850. doi:10.1080/1068316X.2018.1439029
Yang, Y., Pankow, J., Swan, H., Willett, J., Mitchell, S. G., Rudes, D. S., & Knight, K. (2017). Preparing for analysis: A critical step for procedural rigor in large-scale multisite qualitative research studies. Quality & Quantity, 1-14. doi:10.1007/s11135- 017-0490-y
Pankow, J., Willett, J, Yang, Y., Swan, H., Dembo, R., Burdon, W., Patterson, Y., Pearson, F. S., Belenko, S., & Frisman, L. (2017). Evaluating fidelity to a modified NIATx process improvement strategy for improving HIV services in correctional facilities. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 1-16. doi:10.1007/s11414-017-9551-1
Mitchell, S. G., Willett, J., Swan, H., Monico, L. B., Yang, Y., Patterson, Y., Belenko, S., Schwartz, R. P., & Visher, C. A. (2015). Defining success: Insights from a random assignment, multi-site study of implementing HIV prevention, testing and linkage to care in US jails and prisons. AIDS Education and Prevention, 27(5), 432-445. doi:10.1521/aeap.2015.27.5.432
Visher, C., Yang, Y., Mitchell, S. G., Patterson, Y., Swan, H., & Pankow, J. (2015). Understanding the sustainability of implementing HIV practices in criminal justice settings. Health & Justice, 3(5). doi:10.1186/s40352-015-0018-2
Lehman, W., Rowan-Szal, G. A., Greener, J. M., Joe, G. W., Yang, Y., & Knight, K. (2015). Evaluation of WaySafe: A Disease-Risk Reduction Curriculum for substance-abusing offenders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 58, 25-32. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2015.05.007
Yang, Y., Knight, K., Joe, G., Rowan, Lehman, W., & Flynn, P. (2015). Gender as a moderator in predicting re-arrest among treated drug-involved offenders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 49, 65-70. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2014.08.001
Yang, Y., Knight, K., Joe, G., Rowan-Szal, Lehman, W., & Flynn, P. M. (2013). The Influence of client risks and treatment engagement on recidivism. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 52, 544-564. doi:10.1080/10509674.2013.840353