Center on Race and Social Problems

Fengyan Tang, Ph.D.

University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
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Assistant Professor Fengyan Tang earned a PhD from Washington University in St. Louis. Tang studies the productive and civic engagement of older adults in volunteer, civic service, and work roles. Her research focuses on socioeconomic disparities in access to productive/civic roles, factors predictive of role engagement, outcomes associated with role engagement, and the institutional capacity of society to engage older adults in productive and civic roles. Tang also studies the role of home- and community-based services in aging in place; independent living and long-term care planning in a population aging with disability; and help-seeking patterns among older adults.