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Assistant Professor, Social Work

Dr. Yok-Fong Paat is an Assistant Professor of social work at UTEP and a clinical social worker licensed in the state of Texas. Prior to completing her doctoral work, Dr. Paat has worked as a statistical research specialist, child welfare specialist, clinician, and social service specialist in Oklahoma. Trained in the field of sociology (areas of concentration: sociology of the family and quantitative methods), she is actively involved in research related to children's well-being, mental health, community health, family violence, education, social justice, migration, and immigration issues. Specifically, her scholarship focuses on how family ecology and family process shape family well-being, health behaviors, and social integration over the family life cycle in both immigrant and non-immigrant communities. Originally from Malaysia, Dr. Paat is trilingual in English, Chinese, Malay and proficient in four Chinese dialects.

KEYWORDS

  1. Children's well-being
  2. Community Engaged Scholarship
  3. Community engagement
  4. Community health
  5. Ecological perspective
  6. Education

UTEP STRATEGIC AREAS

  1. Education for the 21st Century Demographic
  2. National Defense & Border Security
  3. Cross-cutting: U.S. –Mexico and Latin America: Social and Behavioral Issues