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Oe Jin (Esther) Shin

PhD Student

Contact

School of Social Work
1010 W. Nevada St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Office: 2014

Education

Esther received her BA and MA in Social Welfare from the Duksung Women’s University, Korea and worked as a researcher at the Korean Institute for Health and Social Affairs. She also completed her MSW at University of Washington in Seattle and worked as an intern social work researcher at Health Promotion research Center at UW, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research.

Research

Esther’s research interests are older adult’s well-being and health, health disparities among older adults, care giving and family support. She expects to sharpen her knowledge and understanding in social policies and older adult populations through the doctoral program at UIUC and work to reduce health disparities among older adults with community based research and interventions.

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