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Washington State University

Yoshie Sano

Yoshie Sano

Academic Director & Professor 360-546-9124 McClaskey 231, Vancouver 14204 NE SALMON CREEK AVE

HumaCurriculum Vitae (pdf)


  • Ph.D. Human Development and Family Sciences, Oregon State University, 2005
  • M.A. Psychology, University of Oregon, 1997

Areas of Emphasis

  • Families in poverty
  • Rural families
  • Co-parenting
  • Health issues

Selected Publications

Sano, Y., Greder, K., & Mammen, S. (in press). Relationship between rural, low-income mothers’ health literacy and depressive symptoms in the family context. Medical Research Archives.

Barnett, M.A., Yancura, L, Wilmoth, J., & Sano, Y. (2016). Wellbeing among rural grandfamilies in two multigenerational household structures. GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy, 3(1).

Manoogian, M.M., Jurich, J., Sano, Y., & Ko Ju-Lien. (2015). “My kids are more important than money:” Parenting expectations and commitment among Appalachian, low-income mothers. Journal of Family Issues, 36(3), 326-350.

Tabatabaei-Moghaddam, H., Sano, Y., & Mammen, S. (2014). A case study in creating oral health messages for rural low-income families. A comparison to the Cultural Appropriateness (CA) framework. Health Promotion and Practice, 15(5), 646-653.

Jeong, Y.J., Zvonkovic, A.M., Sano, Y., & Acock, A.C. (2013). The occurrence and frequency of overnight job travel in the US. Work, Employment, and Society, 27(1), 138-152.

Mammen, S., & Sano, Y. (2012). Gaining access to economically marginalized rural populations: Lessons learned from non-probability sampling. Rural Sociology, 77(3), 462-482. doi: 10.1111/j.1549-0831.2012.00083.x

Sano, Y., Manoogian, M., & Ontai, L. (2012). “The kids still come first:” Creating family stability during partnership instability in rural, low-income families. Journal of Family Issues, 33, 942-965. doi: 10.1177/0192513X11430820

Sano, Y., Smith, S. R., & Lanigan, J. (2011). Predicting presence and level of nonresident fathers’ involvement in infants’ lives: Mothers’ perspective. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 52, 350-368. doi: 10.1080/10502556.2011.586613

Sano, Y., & Manoogian, M. (2011). “I wanted a fresh start from where I was:” Rural low-income women’s experiences of multiple partnership transitions. Michigan Family Review, 15(1), 1-15.;idno=4919087.0015.101

Sano, Y., Garasky, S., Greder, K., Cook, C.C., & Browder, D. E. (2011). Understanding food security among Latino immigrant families in rural America. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 32(1), 111-123. doi: 10.1007/s10834-010-9219-y

Sano,Y., Katras, M. J., Lee, J., Bauer, J., & Berry, A. (2010). Working toward sustained employment: A closer look on intermittent employment of rural low-income mothers. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 91(4), 342-349. doi: 10.1606/1044-3894.4039

Bolkan, C. R., Sano, Y., De Costa, J. L., Acock, A. C., & Day, R. D. (2010). Early adolescents’ perceptions of mothers’ and fathers’ parenting styles and problem behavior. Marriage and Family Review, 46, 563-579. doi: 10.1080/01494929.2010.543040

Greder, K., Sano, Y., Cook, C. C., Garasky, S., Ortiz, L. & Ontai, L. (2009). Understanding the relationship between transnationalism and the housing and health risks of rural Latino immigrant families. Family and Consumer Science Research Journal, 38(2), 186-207. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-3934.2009.00020.x

Sano, Y., Dolan, E. M., Richards, L. N., Bauer, J., & Braun, B. (2008). Employment patterns, family resources, and perception: Examining depressive symptoms among rural low-income mothers. Journal of Rural Community Psychology. E11 (1).