United States
Health and Fitness
Family formation
Health and wellbeing
Korean women
Gendered health inequality
Republic of Korea
LocationPortland, United States
Macro ExpertHyeyoung Woo

Professor specialising in family and health in Korea and the US

Hyeyoung Woo is a professor of sociology and the director of the Institute for Asian Studies at Portland State University. She received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Woo's research centres on status attainment, such as in education, work, and family, and its associations with health and wellbeing over the course of a person's life, particularly those in the US and Korea. Her current project is titled 'The Making of Women in Korea', funded by the Academy of Korean Studies. Her work has been published in several journals and books, including Redefining Multicultural Families in South Korea.
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