Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Systems
Education & Experience:
I received my BA and MA in Psychology from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, and my PhD in Developmental Psychology from Michigan State University. Prior to joining the UNTHSC School of Public Health, I held faculty positions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
Teaching Areas & Public Health Interests:
I have more than 20 years of teaching experience at several universities. I have taught courses in human development, adolescent and young adult health behavior, and applied statistical methods. I have trained many graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who have taken academic positions at research-intensive universities, clinical positions, and analytical positions in technology and financial services companies.
Professional Activities & Awards:
I am an active member of several national organizations, including the American Public Health Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Research Society on Alcoholism and the Society for Research in Child Development. I have served on several NIH grant review committees as a standing or ad hoc member, and I have served on editorial boards for a number of peer-reviewed journals and have served on accreditation review committees for doctoral programs in clinical psychology across the United States. I received a top score for my competing continuation R01 grant in 2016 and was invited to discuss the project as a speaker and panelist at the Inaugural NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival in Bethesda, Maryland.
Broadly, I am interested in the identification of developmental processes through which one’s risk for alcohol problems is maintained, intensified or ameliorated throughout the life span using longitudinal, experimental and intervention data. In recent years, I have focused on utilizing innovative methodological approaches (e.g., item response theory analysis, multivariate meta-analysis) to alcohol intervention trials to preserve and extend their shelf life and help guide health decisions. My current R01 project involves collaboration with a large team of independent trial developers and evaluators to systematically review and analyze all available data – study-level aggregate data and item-level participant data. This line of investigation is aimed at providing authoritative answers to questions that are best addressed by large-scale data.
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