Yuqing Guo

Assistant Professor
Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing

Ph.D., University of Washington, School of Nursing
M.N., University of Washington, School of Nursing
B.S., Peking Union Medical College

Phone: (949) 824-9057
Email: gyuqing@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
299D Berk Hall
Mail Code: 3959
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
maternal and infant health, child mental health, emotion regulation, attachment, parenting, and health disparities
Academic Distinctions
2016 Dean’s Honoree for Teaching Excellence
2014 Community Research Award for Outstanding Community Partnership
with MOMS Orange County, Research Awards, University
of California Irvine Institute for Clinical & Translational
2008 – 2011 Nursing Scholarship Fund, University of Washington
2008 – 2011 Hester McLaws Nursing Scholarship Award, University of
2007 Mentee Scholarship Award, National Coalition of Ethnic Minority
Nurse Associations
2006 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
2002 – 2003 Cole Scholarship Award,University of Washington
Research Abstract
Promotion of positive physical and mental health in children is my ultimate goal. To carry out my research, I have utilized multiple perspectives through implementing family-centered interventions, collaborating with community organizations in underserved areas, and leveraging technologies. My research interests include 1) promoting healthy pregnancy and birth outcomes in underserved communities; 2) preventing mental health problems in children from underserved communities; 3) understand emotion co-regulation in families with typically developing children; and 4)promoting emotional and behavioral development in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
23.Guo, Y., Rousseau, J., Bender, M., Lee, J. A., Pimentel, P., Bojorquez, Y., Silva, M., & Olshansky, E. (2018). A program model describing a community-based mother and infant health program. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice (In Press).

22.Guo, Y., Hildebrand, J. Rousseau, J., Brown, B., Pimentel, P., & Olshansky, E.(2018). Underserved pregnant and postpartum women's access and use of their health records. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal and Child Nursing, 43(3), 164-170. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000432.

21.Guo, Y., Rousseau, J., Renno, P., Kehoe, P., Daviss, M., Flores, S., Saunders, K., Phillips, S., *Chin, M., & Evangelista, L. S. (2018). Feasibility of an Emotional Health Curriculum for elementary school students in an underserved Hispanic community. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 30(3), 133-141. doi:10.1111/jcap.12185

20.Guo, Y., Rousseau, J., Renno, P., Kehoe, P., Daviss, M., Flores, S., *Chen, I., *Ho-Si, F., Saunders, K., Phillips, S., Evangelista, L. S. (2018). Hispanic mothers’ experiences with school-based Emotional Health Curriculum and perspectives of their own mental health needs. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 5,1-5. doi/full/10.1080/01612840.2017.1386745.

19.*Valentovich, V., Goldberg, W. A., Garfin, D. R., & Guo. Y. (2018). Emotion coregulation processes between mothers and children with and without autism spectrum disorders: Associations with children’s maladaptive behaviors. Journal of Autism Developmental Disorders (Special Issue: Parenting Children with ASD), 48(4):1235-1248.doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3375-y.

18. Guo, Y., Rousseau, J., *Hsu, A., Kehoe, P., Daviss, M., Flores, S., Renno, P., Saunders, K., Phillips, S., & Evangelista, L. S. (2017). Emotional and behavioral health needs in elementary school students in an underserved Hispanic Community. Journal of School Nursing, 1-9. doi: 10.1177/1059840517726857. [Epub ahead of print]

17.Lakes, K. D., Guo, Y., Taylor, C. L., & Cooper, D. (2017). Measuring maternal behaviors in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A brief report. Infants and Young Children, 30(2), 124-132. doi: 10.1097/IYC.0000000000000091.

16. Guo, Y., Garfin, D. R., Ly, A., & Goldberg, W. A. (2017). Emotion coregulation in mother-child dyads: A dynamic systems analysis of children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Child Abnormal Psychology, 45(7), 1369-1383. doi: 10.1007/s10802-016-0234-9.

15.Lee, J. A., Evangelista, L. S., Moore, A. A., Juth, V., Guo, Y., Gago-Masaque, S., Lem, C. G., Nguyen, M., Khatibi, P., Baje, M., & Amin, A. N. (2016). Feasibility study of a mobile health intervention for older adults on oral anticoagulation therapy. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 2, 1-8. doi:10.1177/2333721416672970

14.Guo, Y., Lee, J. A., Rousseau, J., Pimentel, P., Bojorquez, Y., *Citadel, C., Silva, M., & Olshansky, E. (2016). The potential economic impact of a coordinated home visitation program: Preventing adverse birth outcomes. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 14(2), 1-13.

13.Guo, Y., Pimentel, P., Lessard, J., Rousseau, J., Lee, J. A., Bojorquez, Y., Silva, M., & Olshansky, E. (2016). A Community-based home visitation program's impact on birth outcomes. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 41(1), 16-23. doi:10.1097/NMC.0000000000000203

12.Guo, Y., Leu, S. Y., Barnard, K. E., Thompson, E. A., & Spieker, S. J. (2015). An examination of changes in emotion co-regulation among mother and child dyads during the Strange Situation. Infant and Child Development (Special issue: Innovative Methods in the Science of Parent-Child Relations),24(3), 256-273. doi: 10.1002/icd.1917

11.Lee, J. A., Nguyen, A. L., Berg, J. P., Amin, A. N., Bachman, M., Guo, Y., & Evangelista, L.S. (2014). Attitudes and preferences on the use of mobile health technology and health games for self-management: Interviews with older adults on anticoagulation therapy. Journal of Medical Internet Research – mHealth and uHealth, 2(3), e32. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.3196

10.Tabb, K. M., Gavin, A., R., Guo, Y., Huang, H., Debiec, K., & Katon, W. (2013). Views and experiences of suicidal ideation during pregnancy and the postpartum: Findings from interviews with maternal care clinic patients. Women’s Health, 53(5), 519-535. doi:10.1080/03630242.2013.804024

9.Gavin, A. R., Thompson, E., Rue, T., & Guo, Y. (2012). Maternal early-life risk factors for low birth weight: Findings from the Add Health Study. Prevention Science, 13(2), 162-172. doi: 10.1007/s11121-011-0253-2

8.Gavin, A. R., Tabb, K. M., Melville, J. L., Guo, Y. & Katon, W. (2011). Prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation during pregnancy. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 14(3), 239-246. doi: 10.1007/s00737-011-0207-5

7. Gavin, A. R., Melville, J. L., Rue, T., Guo, Y. Tabb, K., & Katon, W. (2011). Racial
differences in the prevalence of antenatal depression. General Hospital Psychiatry, 33(2), 87-93. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2010.11.012.

6. Woods, S. M., Melville, J. L., Guo, Y. Fan, M. Y., & Gavin, A. R. (2010). Psychosocial stress during pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 202(61): e1-7. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2009.07.041

5. Melville, J. L., Gavin, A. R., Guo, Y. Fan, M. Y., & Katon, W. (2010). Depressive disorder during pregnancy: Prevalence and risk factors in a large urban sample. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 116(5), 1064-1070. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181f60b0a

4. Kim, E., Guo, Y., Koh, C., & Cain, K. C. (2010). Korean immigrant discipline and children's social competence and behavior problems. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 25(6), 490-499. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2009.05.002

3. Guo, Y. (2005). Book review: Nursing ethics in modern China. Nursing History Review, 13, 229-230.

2.Guo, Y. (2005). Filial therapy for children’s behavioral and emotional problems in mainland China (Review). Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 18(4), 171-180.

1.Guo, Y. (2004). Re-thinking nursing science through the understanding of Buddhism (Letter to the Editor). Nursing Philosophy, 5(1), 88.
2018-2022 “UNITE: Smart, Connected, and Coordinated Maternal Care for Underserved Communities" funded by NSF. PI: Nikil Dutt (Role: Co-PI)
2016-2017 "Global Parent-Child Mental Health: A Pilot Project Building Global Capacity for Primary Health Care and School Settings" funded by University of Washington Global Innovation Fund. PI:Cecilia Breinbauer (Role: Co-Investigator)
2016-2017 "Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Survey of Health Care Provider Attitudes and Practices" funded by UCI ICTS CCRI. PI: Candice Taylor (Role: Co-Investigator)
2016 "Pilot Testing the Impact of an Innovative School-based CBT Intervention in Partnership with El Sol Science and Arts Academy of Santa Ana" funded by UCI ICTS (Role: PI)
2015-2016 "NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development: Emotion Co-regulation in Children in the Context of the Strange Situation" funded by UCI Calit2 (Role: PI)
2015-2016 "An Innovative Approach to Mental Health Disparity in Santa Ana Community" funded by UCI Advance Spirit Grant (Role: PI)
2014-2016 “Integration of Biofeedback into a Video Game to Improve Emotion Self-Regulation Skills in Children with Autism” funded by UCI Calit2 (Role: PI)
2013-2016 “Diagnosis of Autism and Early Intervention in China” funded by National Health Family Planning Committee. PI: Yi Wang; Beijing Site PI: Hongyan Guan. (Role: Co-Investigator)
2013-2015 “Development and Validation of an Autism Case Confirmation Approach for Use in the National Children’s Study” funded by NIH/NICHD subcontract from Drexel University. PI: Kimberly Lakes (Role: Co-investigator)
2013-2015 “Physical Activity and Stress in Young Children with Autism in the Context of Strange Situation” funded by UCI ICTS. PI: Kimberly Lakes (Role: Co-investigator)
2013-2014 “An Innovative Maternal and Child Home Visiting Program: Understanding Care Coordination Between Registered Nurses and Home Visitors” funded by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. (Role: PI)
2013-2014 “Emotion Regulation Patterns in Interactions between Parents and their Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Novel Application of a Dynamics Systems Approach” funded by UCI Calit2 (Role: PI)
2013 “Evaluating MOMS Orange County Model for Improving Birth Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness” funded by UCI ICTS (Role: PI)
2012-2013 “Preliminary Effectiveness of Maternal and Infant Home Visitation Models: MOMS Orange County” by UCI ICTS (Role: PI)
2011-2016 “Impact of Exercise on Body Composition in Premature Infants: New Approaches” funded by R01 NHLB/NIH. PI: Dan Cooper (Role: Co-Investigator)
Professional Societies
Asian American Pacific Islanders Nurses Association
The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
Sigma Theta Tau International
Society for Research Child Development
Western Institute of Nursing
Other Experience
Research assistant
University of Washington 2002—2011

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