Yang Sao Xiong

Position title: Assistant Professor, Social Work and Asian American Studies

Email: ysxiong2@wisc.edu

306 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706


Yang Sao Xiong is Assistant Professor of Social Work and Asian American Studies. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. at the University of California and his B.A. at University of California, Davis. His research examines the various dimensions, mechanisms and effects of assimilation and political incorporation on immigrants and immigrant groups’ life chances, collective action, and influence in the United States. His current project is one of a kind. Using an adapted and translated version of the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin developed by researchers at the UW-Madison Department of Population Health Sciences, his research team is piloting a comprehensive randomized study on the health seeking behaviors and health outcomes of Hmong adult women and men in central Wisconsin. He has provided consultation to organizations such as the Wisconsin United Coalition of Mutual Assistance Association and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. In 2015, Professor Xiong was appointed by the United States Commission on Civil Rights to serve as a member of its Wisconsin State Advisory Committee.