Sunha Choi, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Lecturer, Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar
Human Behavior & Social Environment (SW314 )
Social Work Research I (SW410)
Foundation Research (SW519)
Evidence-Based Practice with Older Adults (SW572)
Aging; Health and mental health service utilization; Late-life immigrants; Depression among older adults
Nguyen, D., Choi, S., & Park, S. (in press). Comparison of individuals without health insurance among pre-retirement Asian immigrants. Journal of Applied Gerontology.
Lee, M., Hasche, L., Choi, S., Morrow-Howell, N., & Proctor, E. (in press). Comparison of major depressive disorder and subthreshold depression among elders in community long-term care. Aging & Mental Health.
Lee, Y., & Choi, S. (in press). Predictors of attitudes toward caregiving among Korean American dementia caregivers: Social network vs. satisfaction with social support. Journal of Applied Gerontology.
Choi, S. (2013). Education of newly arrived older immigrants. In E. L. Grigorenko (Ed.), Handbook of US Immigration and Education (pp. 323-335).Springer Publishing Company.
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. (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.
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, 193-202.
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.
Research Projects, Funded Research, Grants and Awards:
The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation, “Access to healthcare among Asian subgroups in the U.S.: Examining the interaction between community and individual level characteristics using multilevel modeling,” 2012-2014
The Lois and Samuel Silberman Fund, the Silberman Faculty Grant Program, “Contextual effects of community characteristics on health care behaviors among older foreign-born individuals,” 2011-2013
John A. Hartford Foundation and Gerontological Society of America, “Disparities in the out-of-pocket financial burden and total health care expenditures among recently-arrived older immigrants,” 2009-2012
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M.S.W., Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis