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Eunhee Choi, PhD, MSW

Eunhee Choi Assistant Professor

Contact information

Education 116
1586 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1586
(970) 491-7854
eunhee.choi@colostate.edu

Areas of Interest

Aging, health, policy, productive aging, older workers, research methodology, and program evaluation.

Bio

Eunhee Choi, Assistant Professor, joined the CSU faculty in fall of 2013. She has been a licensed social worker in Korea since 2004 and has field experience in the areas of aging, health, and policy. Dr. Choi worked as a social worker at Migrant Resource Center in Melbourne, Australia, providing home and community care programs for older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Her employment also includes working as a program developer at the Korean Labor Force Development Institute for the Aged (KORDI) in Seoul, Korea, fostering a national Korean Senior Employment Program (KSEP). Dr. Choi worked as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh, teaching MSW-level research courses, including Research Methods and Program Evaluation. She is devoted to building policies and programs that support older individuals who are willing to work or volunteer as a way to remain healthy and active in old age. Her research interests also include racial inequality, health disparity, advanced methodology, theoretical development, and program evaluation.

Degree Information

Doctor of Philosophy, 2013, Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
Master of Social Work, 2007, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Academic Appointments

August 2013 - present: Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Colorado State University
August 2012 - April 2013: Adjunct Faculty, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh

Professional post–baccalaureate and post–master’s social work experience

August 2006 - June 2007: Researcher & Job Developer, The Korean Labor Force Development Institute for the Aged, Seoul, South Korea
June 2006 – August 2006: Intern, Aging and Low-fertility Research Division, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, Seoul, Korea
March 2004 - December 2004: Social Worker, Migrant Resource Centre, Melbourne, Australia
June 2004 – July 2004: Intern, Korea Association of Social Workers, Seoul, Korea

Current professional, academic, community-related, and scientific memberships

International Neuropsychological Society, 2015 - present
Gerontological Society of America, 2008 - present
Society for Social Work Research, 2008 - present

Community service responsibilities and activities for the last 3 years

Adult Day Program, Stepping Stones, Fort Collins, CO: research consultant for measures and procedures for the caregivers' assessment of caregivers' utilization. March 2014.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Human Resources: Program Consultant for initiating a new older worker program - July 2012.

Special awards, fellowships, grants, and other recognitions received during the last 3 years

2016-17 Service-Learning Faculty Grant Award, Colorado State University.

RAND Summer Institute fellow, The mini-med workshop & demography, economics, psychology, and epidemiology of aging. Santa Monica, CA, July 6-9, 2015.

Early Investigator Grant, College of Health and Human Sciences, Colorado State University, June 2015 - June 2016.

Competitively selected workshop on cognitive aging, Advanced psychometrics methods in cognitive aging research workshop, measurement, methods and mechanisms in randomized controlled trials: The ACTIVE Study, the National Institutes of Health and National Institute on Aging (grant R13 AG030995), University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratory, June 2014.

Wynne Korr Doctoral Student Resource Fund, 2013 Honors Convocation, University of Pittsburgh, Dec. 2012.

Professional presentations presented during the last 5 years

Lee, S., Heo, J., Choi, E. (2016). Role of serious leisure in the process of coping with chronic illness in older women. Poster presentation at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference. New Orleans, LA, November.

Choi, E. (2015). External locus of control explains racial disparities in reasoning training gains in ACTIVE. Poster presentation at the International Neuropsychological Society annual conference. Denver, CO, February.

Choi, E. (2014). Relationship between older people's functional health and volunteering, full-time, and part-time employment: Longitudinal latent growth curve model. Poster presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research annual conference. San Antonio, TX, January.

Choi, E., Tang, F., & Copeland, V. (2013). Racial inequality among older workers: Focusing on Whites, Blacks, and Latinos within cumulative advantage/disadvantage framework. Paper presentation at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference. New Orleans, LA, November.

Choi, E. (2013). Re-examining the relationship between work and depression among older workers: Using propensity score analysis. Paper presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research annual conference. San Diego, CA, January.

Tang, F. &. Choi, E. (2012). Volunteer Engagement in Transition to Retirement. Poster presentation at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference. San Diego, CA, November.

Choi, E. & Tang, F. (2012). Productive engagement and longevity in transition to retirement. Poster presentation at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference. San Diego, CA, November.

Choi, E. (2012). Do older workers enjoy working in old age? Individual and occupational factors affecting work enjoyment. Poster presentation at the conference Celebrating Research on Aging: Building Collaboration for the Future (sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging). Pittsburgh, PA, April.

Choi, E. (2011). Do older workers enjoy working in old age? Individual and occupational factors affecting work enjoyment. Poster presentation at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference. Boston, MA, November.

Choi, E. (2011). Factors affecting work in retirement: The type of work individuals had engaged in before retirement. Paper presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research annual conference. Tampa, FL, January.

Choi, E. (2011). Association between volunteering and older adults’ health: Measures of cognitive and objective physical health. Paper presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research annual conference. Tampa, FL, January.

Choi, E. (2010). Factors affecting the employment behaviors of older people: The influences of wealth and health. Paper presentation at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference. New Orleans, LA, November.

Selected Publications

Choi, E., Tang, F., & Kim, S. (2016). Longitudinal relationships between productive activities and functional health in Later Years: A multivariate latent growth curve modeling approach. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development. doi: 10.1177/0091415016657557

Choi, E. (2016). Older workers and federal work programs: The Korean Senior Employment Program (KSEP). Journal of Aging & Social Policy. 10.1080/08959420.2016.1153993

Choi, E., Tang, F., & Copeland, V. (2016). Racial/Ethnic inequality among older workers: Focusing On Whites, Blacks, and Latinos within the cumulative advantage/disadvantage framework” to Research on Aging.

Choi, E., Orsi, R., Steger, M., & Ospina, J. (under revision). Do older workers enjoy working? The importance of equal treatment and flexibility in work arrangements. Journal of Applied Gerontology.

Choi, E., Kim, S., Zahodne, L., & Albert, S. (under revision). Neglected health disparity in the labor market: Older workers with physically demanding jobs and their cognitive functioning. Journal of Aging and Health.

Zahodne, L., Meyer, O., Choi, E., Thomas, M., Willis, S., & Parisi, J. (2015). External locus of control explains racial disparities in reasoning training gains in ACTIVE. Psychology and Aging.

Elliott, W., Choi, E., & Friedline, T. (2013). Online statistics labs in MSW research methods courses: Reducing reluctance toward statistics. Journal of Social Work Education.

Tang, F., Choi, E., & Goode, R. (2012). 美国老年人的就业与退休 [Older Americans’ employment and retirement]. In A. Mui, N. Morrow-Howell, & P. Du. (Eds.), 老有所为在全球的发展:实证、实 践与实策 [The Global Development of Productive Aging: Toward Evidence-Based Practice and Policy] (pp. 153-167). Beijing, China: Peking University Press.

Tang, F., Choi, E., & Goode, R. (2012). Older Americans employment and retirement. Ageing International. 38(1), 82-94.

Elliott, W., Choi, E., Destin, M., and Kim, K. (2011). The age-old question, which comes first? A simultaneous test of children’s savings and children’s college-bound identity. Children & Youth Services Review, 33(7), 1101-1111.

Tang, F., Choi, E., & Morrow-Howell, N. (2010). Organizational Support and Volunteering Benefits for Older Adults. The Gerontologist, 50(5), 603-612.

Tang, F., Morrow-Howell, N., & Choi, E. (2010). Why do older adult volunteers stop volunteering? Ageing & Society, 30(5), 859-878.