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Sunha Choi, PhD

Assistant Professor and
Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Choi, S. (in press, online first). Midlife adults with functional limitations: Comparison of adults with early- and late-onset arthritis-related disability. Disability and Health Journal.

Choi, S. (in press, online first). Experiencing financial hardship associated with medical bills and its effects on healthcare access: A two-year panel study. Health Education & Behavior.

Choi, S., Lee, S., & Matejkowski, J. (in press, online first). The effects of state Medicaid expansion on low-income individuals access to health care: Multilevel modeling. Population Health Management.

Choi, S. (2017). Sub-ethnic and geographic variations in out-of-pocket private health insurance premiums among mid-life Asians. Journal of Aging and Health, 29(2), 222-246.

Choi, S., Kim, G., & Lee, S. (2016). Effects of nativity, length of residence, and county-level foreign-born density on mental health among older adults in the U.S. Psychiatric Quarterly, 87(4), 675-688.

Choi, S. (2016). Experiencing unmet medical needs or delayed care because of cost: Foreign-born adults in the U.S. by region of birth. International Journal of Health Services, 46(4), 693-711.

Lee, S., Rothbard, A., & Choi, S. (2016). Effects of comorbid health conditions on healthcare expenditures among people with severe mental illness. Journal of Mental Health, 25(4), 291-296.

Lee, S., Choi, S., Laiewski, L., & Cornwell, J. (2015). Community integration of Burmese refugees in the United States. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 6(4), 333-341.  

Choi, S. (2015). How does satisfaction with medical care differ by citizenship and nativity status? : A county-level multilevel analysis. The Gerontologist, 55(5), 735-747.  

Nguyen, D., Choi, S., & Park, S. (2015). The moderating effects of ethnicity and employment type on insurance coverage: Four Asian subgroups in California. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 34(7), 858-878. 

Choi, S., & Cassie, K. M. (2015). A comparison of young, middle-aged, and older uninsured individuals in the U.S.: Health beliefs and satisfaction with providers. Social Work in Health Care, 54(7), 669-685. 

Choi, S., Hasche, L., & Nguyen, D. (2015). Effects of depression on the subsequent year?s healthcare expenditures among older adults: Two-year panel study. Psychiatric Quarterly, 86, 225-241.  

Choi, S. (2015). Out-of-pocket expenditures and the financial burden of healthcare among older adults: By nativity and length of residence in the United States. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 58(2), 149-170.  

Choi, S., Lee, S., Matejkowski, J., & Baek, Y. (2014). The relationships among depression, physical health conditions and healthcare expenditures for younger and older Americans. Journal of Mental Health, 23(3), 140-145.

Lee, S., Laiewski, L., & Choi, S. (2014). Racial-ethnic variation in U.S. mental health service use among Latino and Asian non-U.S. citizens.. Psychiatric Services, 65(1), 68-74.

Lee, S., Choi, S., & Matejkowski, J. (2013). Comparisons of major depressive disorder onset among foreign-born Asian Americans: Chinese, Filipino, and Vietnamese ethnic groups. Psychiatry Research, 210(1), 315-322.

Lee, M., Hasche, L., Choi, S., Morrow-Howell, N., & Proctor, E. (2013). Comparison of major depressive disorder and subthreshold depression among elders in community long-term care. Aging & Mental Health, 17(4), 461-469.

Lee, Y., & Choi, S. (2013). Predictors of attitudes toward caregiving among Korean American dementia caregivers: Social network vs. satisfaction with social support. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 32(4), 422-442.

Choi, S. (2012). Testing healthy immigrant effects among late-life immigrants in the United States: Using multiple indicators. Journal of Aging and Health, 24(3), 475-506.

Bransford, C. L., & Choi, S. (2012).Using Interpersonal Psychotherapy to treat depression among home-bound elders: A service-learning research collaboration. Best Practices in Mental Health, 8(1), 3-15.

Choi, S. (2011). Longitudinal changes in access to health care by immigrant status among older adults: The importance of health insurance as a mediator. The Gerontologist, 51(2), 156-169.

Choi, S. (2011). Critical review of theoretical frameworks for health service use among older immigrants in the U.S. Social Theory & Health, 9, 183-202.

Lee, S., & Choi, S. (2009). Disparities in access to health care among noncitizens in the United States. Health Sociology Review, 18(3), 307-320.

Choi, S., & Davitt, J. (2009). Changes in the Medicare home health care market: The impact of reimbursement policy. Medical Care, 47(3), 302-309.

Choi, S., Rozario, P., Morrow-Howell, N., & Proctor, E. (2009). Elders with first psychiatric hospitalization for depression. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24, 33-40.

Proctor, E., Morrow-Howell, N., Choi, S., & Lawrence, L. (2008). Notation of depression in case records of older adults in community long-term care. Social Work, 53(3), 243-253.

Davitt, J., & Choi, S. (2008). Tracing the history of Medicare home health care: The impact of policy on benefit use. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 35(1), 247-276.

Morrow-Howell, N., Proctor, E., Choi, S., Lawrence, L., Brooks, A., Hasche, L., Dore, P., & Blinne, W. (2008). Depression in public community long-term care: Implications for intervention development. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 35(1), 37-51.

Davitt, J., & Choi, S. (2008). The impact of policy on nursing and allied health services: Lessons from the Medicare home health benefit. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 1(1), 2-15.

Choi, S. (2006). Insurance status and health service utilization among newly-arrived older immigrants. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 8(2), 149-162.

Choi, S., Morrow-Howell, N., & Proctor, E. (2006). Configuration of services used by depressed older adults. Aging & Mental Health, 10(3), 240-249.

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