Dr. Heehyul Moon

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Heehyul Moon is an Assistant Professor at the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. She received a. Ph.D. in Social Welfare in 2012 from Case Western Reserve University. After receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Moon completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship (Carolina Program in Health and Aging Research (CPHAR)) at the Institute on Aging of the University of North Carolina in 2014. She also worked as a program director of the Korean American Community of Metropolitan Detroit and a program coordinator at the Korean American Cultural Center of Michigan.

Her long-term research interest lies in enhancing quality of life of vulnerable and underserved elderly and their families through interdisciplinary and translational research. Dr. Moon’s prior and current research centers on the study of physical and mental health of elderly and the consequences of stress related to caregiving of people with chronic illness (e.g., early-stage Alzheimer’s disease) and transition of care. In particular, she is very interested in dyadic interpretation of caregiving when both patients and their family members serve as sources of data and its impact on their dyadic relationship quality and physical and mental health.

At the University of Louisville, Dr. Moon teaches in the area of social work research in the MSSW program.