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Oh, Sehun, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Curriculum Vitae

PhD - The University of Texas at Austin, 2019 - Social Work
MSW - Yonsei University, South Korea, 2014 - Family Welfare and Social Insurance
MA - University of Rochester, 2008 - Economics
BA - University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2006 - Economics

Areas of Expertise
Children, youth, and families
Social and economic inequality
Behavioral epidemiology (esp. substance use and misuse)
Antipoverty policies

Areas of Interest for Mentoring PhD Students
Social welfare policy
Advanced statistical methods (longitudinal data analysis, causal inference)


Dr. Sehun Oh’s research interests revolve around the intersection of poverty, epidemiology of behavioral health, and social welfare policies, which are grounded in his experience and educational background of economics, sociology, and social welfare. In particular, Dr. Oh examines risk factors and consequences of poverty and behavioral health risks, and the development and evaluation of social policy to support families with economic disadvantages. Currently, he investigates how education and job skills training positively influence economic self-sufficiency and other life domains (esp. behavioral health) among individuals and families in need.