Dr. Daniel Yeung is the Epidemiologist II at the Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) of the Public Health Institute. Dr. Yeung brings a strong background in health behavior research. He also has extensive experience working with children and adolescents and measuring obesity, physical activity, and psychosocial determinants of health.
Before joining the CWN evaluation team in June 2022, Dr. Yeung worked as a community health epidemiologist at the Oklahoma State Department of Health, acting as a subject matter expert on the statistical analysis of community health data, and providing technical assistance and training to analysts/epidemiologists, local partners, tribal partners, and other stakeholders. As the state Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Coordinator, he worked in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in all aspects of the BRFSS including grant application, budget, data collection, data analysis, and data reporting.
Dr. Yeung received his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Sports Science and Physical Education from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He then earned his Master of Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Epidemiology from Indiana University Bloomington. Dr. Yeung’s research primarily focuses on the epidemiology of obesity and physical activity in children and adolescents. His work was published in multiple peer-reviewed journals.