Yixuan Wang

Past Fellow


Yixuan Wang is a doctoral student and adjunct faculty teaching Social Policy at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. While attending the MSW program at Columbia School of Social Work, she worked as a Data Analyst at UNICEF Division of Policy and Strategy supporting strategic policy planning on child welfare among developing countries. She also worked at the NYC Housing Preservation and Development Department where she started her research interest in comparative public housing policies. Her current research as a Ph.D. Candidate focuses on comparative social policy studies in the domain of child well-being and public health, with an emphasis on Asian-American families and rural-to-urban migrant children in China. Previously, Yixuan Wang spent five years studying laws in Beijing and Hong Kong and practiced in the area of equity disputes as well as transnational legal affairs. She is also working towards her psychoanalytic and LCSW licensure at the Metropolitan Center for Mental Health as a psychotherapist. Yixuan Wang has been serving as a peer counselor at the Columbia Health GHAP & WHAP since 2012.

Research Interests

  • Population: Rural-to-urban migrants in China, Asian Americans
  • Topics: Comparative policy studies on education, public housing and public health (HIV and women’s health)


Columbia Affiliations
China Center for Social Policy