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Susan Yoon, PhD
Dr. Susan Yoon is an Associate Professor at The Ohio State University College of Social Work and Director of the THRIVE(Trauma, Health, & Resilience In the midst of Violence Exposure) Research Lab.Dr. Yoon’s research seeks to promote resilience and well-being in children who have experienced childhood trauma, including child maltreatment. She is particularly interested in identifying factors, mechanisms and pathways that promote or hinder resilient development following child maltreatment.
Her current research focuses on (1) an exploration of the conceptualization and measurement of the construct “resilience”; (2) investigation of the developmental pathways from child maltreatment to youth behavioral risks(e.g., child behavior problems and adolescent substance use) and resilience; and (3) the role of fathers in resilient development of maltreated youth. Dr. Yoon’s research has been funded by multiple state and federal funders, including the NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and The Department of Health & Human
Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), and The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).
In recognition of her significant and innovative research, she received the 2020 Karen Saywitz Early Career Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research in the Field of Child Maltreatment from the American Psychological Association (APA) Division of Child and Family Policy (Div 37).
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