Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

CSDE Welcomes Professor Jung-Hwa Ha, Visiting Scholar from Seoul National University

Posted: 9/14/2022 (CSDE Research)

This academic year, CSDE is hosting Professor Jung-Hwa Ha from the Department of Social Welfare at Seoul National University in South Korea. Dr. Ha received her Ph.D. in Social Work and Sociology from University of Michigan and her research interests include aging and the life course, widowhood, social support, end-of-life care, and dementia care. She is primarily interested in examining how late-life transitions such as widowhood or a health decline affect older adults’ social and psychological well-being, and the extent to which various social and psychological factors moderate these relationships. She also conducts more practice-oriented research on advance care planning for people with dementia and cross-cultural research comparing the impact of childlessness on older adults’ well-being across different Asian countries with her collaborators This opportunity was made possibly by CSDE Executive Committee Member Professor Heather Hill and the Evans School.  Dr. Ha will be sitting in CSDE, participating in CSDE events, and delivering a seminar lecture this year (stay tuned!).  Dr. Ha is looking forward to speaking with any member of the CSDE community who also shares her research interests!