Yuqing Guo is an Associate Professor at the University of California Irvine Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing.
Dr. Guo’s research is focused on reducing health disparities for vulnerable mothers and children in underserved communities through partnering with community organizations, leveraging technology, using mixed (quantitative and qualitative) methods, and applying mind-body approaches. These interventions aim to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality and improve children’s mental health outcomes that are more prevalent in ethnic minorities. Her research,funded by the National Science Foundation, uses a maternal health promotion model consisting of wearable technology to capture continuous health data in for pregnant women in their home environment. Importantly, the physiological and psychological data collected from the technology informs personalized wellbeing interventions, coached by community health workers.
While this model is currently in the feasibility phase with Hispanic women, it can be adapted for other ethnic minorities. She is also developing an elementary school-based emotional wellbeing program to address critical mental health needs utilizing a digital approach. This includes empowering teachers and parents to support children in implementing emotional resilience skills across the school and home settings.
Dr. Guo received her MS and PhD degrees from the University of Washington, School of Nursing.
University of California, Irvine