Area of Specialization
Medical Sociology, Gerontology, and Gender and Educational Inequality
B.A., Sociology, Birmingham-Southern College
M.A., Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D., Medical Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Yost's research focuses on the impact of technology on health. She has worked, as part of a team, for the last five years on a longitudinal study of the impact of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) on an aging population living in independent and assisted living communities. She has recently published in Journal of Applied Gerontology and Educational Gerontology. She has also published in the area of gender inequality in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education.