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Yali Pang, PhD

Yali Pang, PhD, serves as the senior research associate of RISE. Her areas of expertise are nonprofit management, social equity, and program evaluation. Her research centers on understanding the impacts of intersecting cultural identities (e.g., race, gender, disability, country origin) among minority populations, including how oppression and discrimination may arise through service provision and how the leadership may impact the equity in program outcomes. Pang’s research has been published in several journals including Disability & Society and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

Prior to RISE, Pang worked at the Partnership for People with Disabilities leading research and evaluation on the cultural brokering intervention for culturally diverse families of children with disabilities and served as a project consultant for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She was also an adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science at Virginia Commonwealth University. Pang earned her PhD in Public Policy and Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University and received her Master of Science in Corporate Management at Southwest University in China.