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Yoshie Sano's Research Human Development


Yoshie Sano, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
of Human Development
Human Development
Phone: (360) 546-9124
Fax: (360) 546-9076
Office VMCB 219
Support Staff: Tracie Collins


Family well-being of low-income households including family health, access to healthcare, food security, economic well-being, and parenting. My current research projects include a multi-state longitudinal research project, Rural Families Speak about Health, which examines interactions of individual, family, community, and policy contexts on the mental, physical, and dental health of diverse rural, low-income families and Core Health Message Project, which creates and disseminates culturally appropriate health messages to rural, low-income mothers.

  • Families in Poverty
  • Rural Families
  • Food Insecurity
  • Health issues
  • Family Relations


  • Ph.D. 2005 Human Development and Family Sciences, Oregon State University
  • M.A. 1997 Psychology, University of Oregon
  • B.A. 1993 Psychology, Sophia University, Japan.