Y. Joon Choi

Adjunct Professor

Director and Professor, Georgia State University School of Social Work

Y. Joon Choi
Y. Joon Choi

Adjunct Professor

Director and Professor, Georgia State University School of Social Work





School of Social Work, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia State University, PO Box 3995
Atlanta, GA 30303-3992

Y. Joon Choi is the director of the School of Social Work in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. She has worked in the field of domestic violence for more than 20 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.

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  • 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
Research Interests
  • Domestic violence and substance abuse among immigrant and minority women, especially the 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
  • Substance abuse

January 27, 2020: Dr. Choi provided insight on intimate partner sexual violence during an interview on Atlanta Radio Korea related to the trial of Nashville music producer Baeho “Bobby” Shin.

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

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