(David) Yezhen Li

Yezhen (David) Li

Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology

McNeil 374

(David) Yezhen Li is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology. His research interests span immigration, race and ethnicity, medical sociology, social networks, and political sociology. His dissertation focuses on how immigrants' personal social networks -- in both sending and receiving communities -- shape their health outcomes. A second line of his research examines the implications of political polarization for racial disparities in health.



M.A., Social Sciences, University of Chicago

B.A., Sociology, University of Virginia

Research Interests

International Migration; Race and Ethnicity; Medical Sociology; Social Networks; Political Sociology

Selected Publications

Li, Yezhen and Alyssa W. Goldman. “Acculturation, Depressive Symptoms, and Friendship Turnover among Immigrant Adolescents.” Society and Mental Health. Forthcoming.

Li, Yezhen and Jason Schnittker. “Does Political Polarization Contribute to Racial Disparities in Self-Rated Health?” Under review.