Dr. Wonseok Choi

Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Systems

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Dr. Wonseok Choi

Education & Experience:
I have received a PhD in Business Administration with emphasis in Finance from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), MS in Mathematics and Statistics from University of South Florida, and BBA from Korea University in South Korea. Prior to starting my academic journey in the United States I worked in Samsung Life Insurance for ten years as a financial market researcher and overseas operation manager.

Teaching Areas & Public Health Interests:
My teaching areas are health finance and health economics as well as statistical methods for health administration. Using my comprehensive knowledge and teaching experience in financial economics and business statistics and my real work experience, I am developing more practical in class experience. My primary teaching goal is providing not only course specific contents and knowledge, but also practical skillsets expected in the job market.

Professional Activities & Awards:
I am an active member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). I received the Outstanding Faculty Member in Teaching award (2018) from Public Health Student Government Association, UNTHSC. Also, I was recipient of the Outstanding Finance PhD Student award (2016) by Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship, UTRGV

Scholarly Interests:
My primary research interest is the operational incentives of nonprofit organizations in healthcare field. In addition, I am still working on the conflict of interests between agent and principal in corporate finance. This fundamental academic inquiry would be also a wonderful research topic in the public health area.

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