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Yue Cao

Yue Cao, PhD

Yue Cao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Sciences and Research

77 President Street, MSC 700
Charleston, SC 29425

Office: C207

843-792-5529
caoyu@musc.edu

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Education

  • MSPH Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2011)
  • Ph.D. Medical Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2010)
  • BA English, Nanjing Normal University, China (2003)

Research Interests

  • Health Disparities
  • Epidemiology of Spinal Cord Injury
  • Environmental Impacts on Rehabilitation Outcomes
  • Migration and Health Study

Recent Grants

  • 2011 - 2015  Principal Investigator
    “The Application of Medical Sociology to the Study of Health and Mortality after Spinal Cord Injury”
    South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Fund (Grant # SCIRF 11-006)
    $124,875

Recent Publications

  • Cao, Y., J.S. Krause, L.L. Saunders, and J. Clark. (2015). Impact of Marital Status on 20-Year Subjective Well-being Trajectories. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 21: 208-217.
  • Cao, Y., E. Walker, and J.S. Krause. (2015). Environmental barriers and subjective health among people with chronic spinal cord injury: A cohort study. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 38: 526-531.
  • Walker, E., Y. Cao, P. Edles, J. Acuna, C. Sligh-Conway, and J. S. Krause. (2015). Racial-ethnic variations in paid and unpaid caregiving: Findings among persons with traumatic spinal cord injury. Disability and Health Journal 8:527-34.
  • Krause, J. S., Cao, Y., and Saunders, L. L. (Epub ahead of print). Changes in cigarette smoking after traumatic spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation Psychology.
  • Selassie, A., Y. Cao, and L.L. Saunders. (in press). Epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury among persons older than age 21: A population-based study in South Carolina, 1998-2012. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.
  • Saunders, L. L., Selassie, A., Cao, Y., Zebracki, K., and Vogel, L. (in press). Epidemiology of pediatric traumatic spinal cord injury in a population-based cohort, 1998-2012. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.
  • Krause, J.S., Y. Cao, J.M.R. Clark, J. Davis, & L. L. Saunders. (Epub ahead of print). Pre-injury cigarette smoking among those with spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation Psychology.
  • Krause, J.S., J. Terza, Y. Cao, & J.M.R. Clark. (2015). Emergency room visits and hospitalizations among participants with spinal cord injury. NeuroRehabilitation 36: 313-21.
  • Cao, Y., J. S. Krause, and N.D. DiPiro. (2014). Unmet expectations of adjustment and depressive symptoms among people with traumatic spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation Psychology 59: 313-20.
  • Cao, Y., J.F. Massaro, J.S. Krause, Y. Chen, and M.J. DeVivo. (2014). Suicide Mortality after Spinal Cord Injury in the United States: Injury Cohorts Analysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 95: 230-5.
  • Cao, Y., J.S. Krause, L.L. Saunders, and W. Bingham. (2014). Household Income and Subjective Well-being after Spinal Cord Injury: A Longitudinal Study. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 20: 40-7.
  • Selassie, A., Y. Cao, C. Church, L.L. Saunders, and J.S. Krause. (2014). Accelerated death rate in population-based cohort of persons with traumatic brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 29: 197-266.
  • Szlachcic, Y., R. G. Adkins, Y. Cao, and J. S. Krause. (2014). Cardiometabolic changes and disparities among persons with spinal cord injury: A 17-year cohort study. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 20: 96-104.
  • Cao, Y., A. Selassie, and J.S. Krause. (2013). Risk of Death after Hospital Discharge with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: A Population-Based Analysis, 1998-2009. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 94:1054-61.
  • Cao, Y., J.S. Krause, N. DiPiro. (2013). Risk Factors for Mortality after Spinal Cord Injury in the USA. Spinal Cord 51:413-8.

Recent Presentations

  • Cao, Y., Krause, J.S., & Saunders, L.L. “Neighborhood Disadvantage and Self-Reported Health after Spinal Cord Injury.” Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals Annual Meeting, Sept 2015. New Orleans, LA.
  • Cao, Y., Krause, J.S., & Saunders, L.L. “Marital Status’ Impacts on 20-Year Life Situation Trajectories.” Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals Annual Meeting, Sept 2015. New Orleans, LA.
  • Cao, Y. “Environmental Influence and Spinal Cord Injury: Understanding SCI Incidence and Health Outcomes by using Census Data.” American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Oct 2014. Toronto, Canada.
  • Cao, Y., & Krause, J.S. “Emergency room visits and related hospitalizations among those with chronic spinal cord injury.” 53rd annual Scientific Meeting of the International Spinal Cord Society, Sept 2014. Maastricht, Netherlands.
  • Cao, Y., & Krause, J.S. “Environmental Barriers and Subjective Health among People with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury: A Cohort Study.” American Spinal Injury Association Annual Conference, May 2014. San Antonio, TX.
  • Saunders, L. L., Clarke, A., Cao, Y., & Krause, J.S. “Chronic disease prevalence in a cohort of persons with spinal cord injury.” National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (NARRTC) Annual Conference, April 2014. Alexandria, VA.
  • Krause, J.S., & Cao, Y. “Estimating life expectancy after SCI and TBI: Importance of economic factors.” International Symposium on Life Care Planning, Sept 2013. Atlanta, GA.
  • Cao, Y. “Secondary Conditions and Mortality after TSCI—Longitudinal Analyses.” ASIA State of Science Pre Conference, May 2013. Chicago, IL.
  • Cao, Y. “Risk of Death after Hospital Discharge with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in South Carolina, 1998 – 2009.” Spinal Cord Injury Scientific Conference, 2013. Charleston, SC.
  • Saunders, L.L., Krause, J.S., Saladin, M. E., Carpenter, M. J. & Cao, Y. 2013. “Cigarette Smoking in Adults with Spinal Cord Injury.” NARRTC Annual Meeting, April 2013. Alexandria, VA.
  • Krause, J.S., Dismuke L., Acuna, J., Sligh-Conway, C., Washington, K., Reed, K. S. & Cao, Y. 2013. “Race, Ethnicity, and Poverty after Spinal Cord Injury.” NARRTC Annual Meeting, April 2013. Alexandria, VA.

Recent Honors & Awards

  • MHRC Charles Barkley Health Disparities Investigator 1st Place Award, 2009
  • National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center DeVivo Mentored Research Award, 2009
 
 
 

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