Hwang, Yeji

Hwang, Yeji

Assistant Professor
Community Health Nursing


2018-2021 PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2016-2018 MSN, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
2009-2013 BSN, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea (Summa cum laude)


2022 Postdoctoral Researcher, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
2018-2021 Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA
2013-2016 Registered Nurse (RN), Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea

Research Interests

Community health nursing
Nursing care of people living with dementia at home
Community-residing older adults
Driving behaviors of older adults


Hwang, Y., Hodgson, N.A., & Gitlin, L. N. (In Press). Implementing Dementia Caregiver programs in Real-world Settings: Fidelity Considerations. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2023.10.019

Hwang, Y., & Kim, J. (2024). Influence of caregivers’ psychological well-being on the anxiety and depression of care recipients with dementia. Geriatric Nursing 55, 44-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2023.10.015

Hwang, Y., McPhillips, M. V., Huang, L., Perez, G. A., & Hodgson, N. A. (2023). Better caregiver mastery is associated with less anxiety in individuals with cognitive impairment. BMC Nursing, 22(1), 307. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-023-01471-x

Dong, F.*, Hwang, Y.*, & Hodgson, N. (2023). "I have a wish": Anti-Asian racism and facing challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic among Asian international graduate students. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 34(2).115-122. https://doi.org/10.1177/10436596221143331
*Co-first author

Hwang Y., McPhillips, M. V., Talwar, S., Perez, G.A., & Hodgson, N. (2022). The relationship between light exposure before bedtime and daytime sleepiness among people living with cognitive impairment. Journal of Applied Gerontology 41(7), 1686-1694. https://doi.org/10.1177/07334648221083658

Dong, F., Hwang, Y., & Hodgson, N. (2022). Relationships between racial discrimination, social isolation, and mental health among international Asian graduate students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of American College Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2022.2052076

Hwang Y., Massimo, L., Aryal, S., & Hodgson, N. (2022). The relationship between social isolation and anxiety in people with cognitive impairment in the United States. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 37(2). 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.5679

Hwang, Y. & Hodgson, N. (2021) Associations between caregiver mastery and anxiety in persons living with dementia: A study of dyads living in community. Geriatric Nursing. 42(5), 993-997. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2021.06.019

Hwang, Y., Connell, L. M., Rajpara, A., & Hodgson, N. (2021). Impact of COVID-19 on dementia caregivers and factors associated with their anxiety symptoms. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias, 36, 15333175211008768. https://doi.org/10.1177/15333175211008768

Hwang, Y., Massimo, L., & Hodgson, N. (2020). Modifiable factors associated with anxiety in persons with dementia: An integrative review. Geriatric Nursing, 41(6), 852-862. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2020.06.003

Hwang, Y., & Hong, G.R.S. (2019). Predictors of subjective age in community-dwelling older adults in Korea. Geriatric Nursing, 40(3), 314-319. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2018.11.008

Hwang, Y., & Hong, G.R.S. (2018). Predictors of driving cessation in community-dwelling older adults: A 3-year longitudinal study. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 52, 202-209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2017.11.017