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- Assistant Professor
- Ph.D. in Social Welfare, Case Western Reserve University, 2010
- Aging and Disability, Gerontechnology, Quality of Life Technology, Health Disparities
- Wesite: http://aging.kaist.ac.kr
Moon Choi is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy at KAIST. She has received her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and completed her two-year postdoctoral training in epidemiology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (research group, GREMAP). Before joining KAIST in 2014, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Social Work and also interned at United Nations Secretariat Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
Her research focuses on gerontology, technology, and social policy, bridging between public health and social welfare policy. Dr. Choi has published in the areas of driving cessation, senior transportation, mobility limitations, and health and mental health disparities among older adults. Her current projects aim to examine how neighborhood characteristics influence life-space mobility and subsequent cognitive functioning in later life, using big data collected from wearable computers and smartphones, and to translate research findings into policy and practice to promote mobility and social integration among older adults. She has founded and run a research group called WATCH Policy Lab [고령사회 기술복지 정책 실험실].
Dr. Choi is increasingly interested in creative uses of digital media as a means to convey information to the general public, and won awards from Hartford Geriatric Social Work Initiative and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) for her YouTube videos on aging. Her short films about the meaning of driving and independence in later life were also selected to be screened at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Meeting as well as the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing and painting. Visit her website at http://moonchoi365.kaist.ac.kr
Choi, M., Lohman, M., & Mezuk, B. (2014)
Trajectories of cognitive decline by driving mobility: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 29(5), 447-453. doi: 10.1002/gps.4024
Choi, M. & Mezuk, B. (2013)
Aging without driving: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study, 1993 to 2008. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 32(7), 902-912. doi: 10.1177/0733464812441502
Choi, M., Adams, K.B., & Kahana, E. (2012).
The impact of transportation support on driving cessation among community-dwelling older adults. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 67, 392–400. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbs035
Choi, M., Mezuk, B., Lohman, M., Edwards, J.D., & Rebok, G.W. (2012).
Gender and racial disparities in driving cessation among older adults. Journal of Aging and Health, 24(8), 1364–1379. doi: 10.1177/0898264312460574
Choi, M., Adams, K.B., & Mezuk, B. (2012)
Examining the aging process through the stress-coping framework: application to driving cessation in later life. Aging & Mental Health, 16, 75-83. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2011.583633
- Graduate Courses
- STP 622 Technology and Social Justice
- STP 625 Aging and Technology Policy
- Undergraduate Courses
- STP 314 Quality of Life Technology and Social Policy
- HSS 345 Welfare State and Social Security