En-Jung Shon

en jung shonAssistant Professor

101E McGuffey Hall


Academic Background

Ph.D. (Social Welfare): Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
MSW: George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis.
MA (social welfare): Ewha Women's University, Seoul, South Korea
BA (social work & psychology): Duksung Women's University, Seoul, South Korea

Professional Experience

Member role:
Council on Social Work Education
Gerontological Society of America
Society for Social Work Research
American Public Health Association

CHDLT Associate (Miami University)

Honors, Awards & Grants

Funded EHS Interdisciplinary Teaching and Curriculum Grant (2018): Co-PI
Funded EHS Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grant (2019): PI


The overarching goal of my research is to reduce health disparities among middle-aged and older minority groups in the U.S. Specifically, my research focuses on investigating how multiple components (psycho-social factors, cultural characteristics, and cultural diversity) of ethnic minorities operate together in prevention and management of chronic diseases. My research findings highlight the importance of understanding cultural differences and diversity that could influence individuals’ health (or healthcare) behaviors.


FSW 312 A : Human Behavior/Social Environment
FSW 716: Graduate Social Work Research
FSW 717: Graduate Capstone

CHDLT Associate 

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