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About Meekyung Han

Meekyung Han (M.S.W., Ph.D.) is a Professor in the School of Social Work at San Jose State University. Dr. Han's primary research activities have been devoted to enhancing equity and understanding diversity among understudied and underserved populations in the mental health field. She received the Committee to Enhance Equity and Diversity Award in 2008, acknowledging her contribution in understanding a multiplicity of mental health issues with various cultural groups and her scholarly productivity through publishing widely in leading social work and psychology journals. She also received numerous internal and external research grants. Currently Dr. Han (PI), together with her colleague from the SSW, is working on the Silberman Fund Faculty Grant to conduct a study entitled “Vicarious trauma and its impact on well-being among family caregivers of person with mental illness: A Comparative Exploration of self-care practices among Asians and Caucasians”. Further, she works as an affiliated researcher on the Social Work Education Enhancement Program (SWEEP) project which is led by Dr. Alice Hines, CASA, and funded by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Positions

2016 - Present Professor, School of Social Work, San Jose State University School of Social Work
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2011 - Present Associate Professor, San Jose State University School of Social Work
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2005 - 2011 Assistant Professor, San Jose State University School of Social Work
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2004 - 2005 Adjunct Faculty Member, San Jose State University School of Social Work
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines



Grants

2013 - 2016 Social Work Education Enhancement Program (SWEEP)
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Hines, A., Cohen, E., Drabble, L., Sen, S.
$2,500,000
2013 - 2015 Vicarious trauma and its impact on well-being among family caregivers of person with mental illness
National Grant
The Silberman Faculty Fund Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Diwan, S
$36,930.00
2011 - 2015 The Bay Area Partnered Research Teams Project
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
CalSWEC Partnered Research Grant
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Lemon-Osterling, K., Drabble, L., D’Andrade, A., Cohen, E.
$345,686.00
2011 - 2013 Santa Clara County Mental Health Department Innovative Projects Evaluations: INN-05: Multi-cultural Center
California Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)
Role: Evaluator/ Principal Investigator
$98,569.00
2011 - 2013 Santa Clara County Mental Health Department Innovative Projects Evaluations: INN-07: Mental health and Law Enforcement Post-Crisis Intervention.
California Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)
Role: Evaluator/Principal Investigator
$86,556.00
2010 Junior Faculty Career Development Grant
San Jose State University
Role: Principal Investigator
$500.00
2009 - 2010 CASA Research Incentive Grant
San Jose State University
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Lemon-Osterling, K
$25,000
2009 - 2010 Family reunification among Mexican and Vietnamese immigrant children in the child welfare system: Toward an understanding of promising practices to improve service availability and effectiveness
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)
CalSWEC Research-Based Curriculum Development Grant
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Lemon-Osterling, K.
$75,000.00
2008 Learning Productivity Program (LPP)
San Jose State University
Identity in the Classroom: Threat or Safety in SJSU Area S and V Courses?
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Kil, S., Sen, S.
$7,395.00
2006 - 2007 California State University (CSU) Research Funds
California State University
Familism Endorsement and mental health: Variations among Asian American college students
Role: Principal Investigator
$7,395.00
2006 Professional Development Grant, School of Social Work (SSW)
San Jose State University
Professional Development Grant,
Role: Principal Investigator
$1,170.00
2005 - 2006 Intergenerational conflict and mental health among Southeast Asian American college students at San Jose State University
California State University
California State University (CSU) Research Funds, Pair Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
$1,050.00
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 Invited Keynote Speaker, International Mental Health Professional Colloquium. South Korea.
2017 Invited Speaker, Introduction of Social Work Trends in America, Sangji University, South Korea
2017 Invited Presenter, Korea Association of Community Welfare, South Korea
2017 Invited Speaker, Multidisciplinary Approaches in Educational Setting, Seoul Women’s University. South Korea.
2016 Invited Speaker, CASA Brown Bag Series for New CASA Faculty
2016 Invited Presenter, CASA Dean’s Spring Reception Show Case
2016 Invited Speaker, Korean American Community Services (KACS).
2016 Invited Speaker, The CASA CARHS Seminar Series: Experiencing the Faculty Success Program
2014 Invited Speaker, SJSU CARHS Spring Seminar Series: Community Partnership Research.
2013 Invited Speaker, SJSU Breakfast Club (University level)
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Honors and Awards

  • May 2010 Nomination for Outstanding Professor Award, San Jose State University (SJSU)
  • May 2008 College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA) Faculty Award, SJSU
  • May 2004 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2003-2004 Recipient of the Dean’s Fellowship, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2001-2003 Graduate Student Researcher Fellowship, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2002 Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1997-1998 Dean’s Scholarship, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis
  • 1993-1994 Dean’s Scholarship, Chung-Ang University, South Korea
  • 1990-1991 Provost’s Scholarship, Hallym University, South Korea
  • 1989-1990 Chairman-Chancellor's Fellowship, Hallym University, South Korea

Courses

  • SCWK 110: Foundation of Generalist Social Work Practice
  • SCWK 111: Generalist Social Work Practice I
  • SCWK 112: Generalist Social Work Practice II
  • SCWK 141: Field Practicum Seminar I
  • SCWK 142: Field Practicum Seminar II
  • SCWK 240: Research Method and Design I
  • SCWK 242: Research Method and Design II
  • SCWK 298 I & II: Special Study

Education

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December 2004 PhD, University of California - Berkeley ‐ School of Social Welfare
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August 1998 M.S.W., Washington University in Saint Louis ‐ George Warren Brown School of Social Work
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February 1995 B.A., Chung-Ang University ‐ Department of Social Welfare
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February 1993 BS, Hallym University ‐ Department of Chemistry
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Contact Information

Email: meekyung.han@sjsu.edu


Works in Progress (3)

Articles (35)