Sarah C.W. Yuan

Krauss Hall, Room 17

(808) 956-5939


Sarah Yuan is a Specialist at the Center on the Family, University of Hawai‘i. She is a sociologist, specializing in medical sociology, demography of aging, and survey methodology. She engages in multidisciplinary research and community education activities with an emphasis on bringing research-based and credible information to the public. Her recent and on-going studies include community quality of life, homelessness, population aging, and substance-abuse prevention. 


PhD in Sociology, University of Hawai‘i

MA in Sociology, University of Hawai‘i

MSc in Applied Social Research, University of Stirling


2017 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Dean's Award for Excellence in Extension

2010 Hawai‘i Pacific Gerontological Society Research and Teaching Award – Nā Lima Kōkua Ma Waēna O Makua (Helping Hands Across Generations) – presented to the University of Hawai‘i Center on the Family, Data Center on Hawai‘i’s Aging.

Areas of Interest

Medical sociology, demography of aging, homelessness, social indicators, community needs assessment, program evaluation, survey methodology

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Curriculum Vitae

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