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Susan Yoon

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Susan Yoon, MSW, PhD, (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University. Dr. Yoon’s research seeks to promote resilience and well-being in children who have experienced childhood trauma, including child maltreatment. Her research focuses on investigating pathways to positive and healthy development among maltreated children, with a particular interest in identifying risk and protective factors that may promote or hinder resilience. She was a recipient of a Fellowship for University-Based Doctoral Candidates and Faculty for Research in Child Maltreatment from the Children’s Bureau, ACYF, HHS, and her federally funded dissertation research received an honorable mention for The Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award at the 2017 Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) annual conference. She received her BA and MSW from Ewha Womans University in South Korea and earned her Ph.D. in social welfare from Case Western Reserve University.