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Professor helps Korean American faith leaders to deal with intimate partner violence in their church
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Men’s violence prevention program has potential benefits for UGA
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Assistant Professor studies domestic violence among female Korean immigrants

Y. Joon Choi

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279 Williams Street, Rm 345
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-0844

Teaching Specialties
Community organization and administration;
Violence against women
Substance abuse and women; Social policy; Working with immigrant communities; Program evaluation

Research Interests
Domestic violence and substance abuse among immigrant and minority women, especially development, implementation, and evaluation of socio-culturally appropriate community intervention/prevention strategies; Health disparities; Family and adjustment issues of immigrants and refugees; International social work; Community-based research; HIV/AIDS; Substance abuse


Y. Joon Choi

Assistant Professor
Ph. D., Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University
MSW, University of Michigan
M.A., International Relations, City College of the City University of New York
B.A. Sociology, Ewha Womans University - Seoul, Korea

Y. Joon Choi has worked in the field of domestic violence for more than 15 years, first as a counselor/advocate for Asian immigrant women in New York City and later as a founding member of New Visions where she oversaw the design, implementation, and evaluation of a CDC-funded prevention-focused Coordinated Community Response (CCR) to domestic violence in Asian communities in Michigan. Her current research focuses on developing and evaluating an online domestic violence training curriculum for Korean American clergy. Her research interests include violence against women, substance abuse, HIV/STDs among minority and immigrant women.

Selected Publications

Choi, Y. J., & Cramer, E. P. (in press). An exploratory study of female Korean American church leaders’ views on domestic violence. Family Violence and Ethnic Populations.

Choi, Y. J., & An, S. O. (2016). Interventions to improve responses of helping professionals to intimate partner violence: A quick scoping review. Research on Social Work Practice, 26(1), 101-127. doi: 10.1177/1049731515579420

Choi, Y. J., McGarity, S. V., & Langhorst, D. M. Increasing Follow-Up Rates in Longitudinal Studies of Women with Alcohol Use Disorders in Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions (2015). Choi, Y. J. Korean American Clergy Practices Regarding Intimate Partner Violence: Roadblock or Support for Battered Women. in Journal of Family Violence (2015).