Hyeouk “Chris” Hahm, PhD
Hyeouk “Chris” Hahm is a health services researcher and Associate Professor at the Boston University School of Social Work. She has been funded through multiple grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to perform randomized clinical trials, survey research, qualitative research, and large database studies focused on Asian American women’s health risk behaviors, mental health, and intervention development. She has clinical experience as a psychotherapist in New York City, treating people with mental illness and substance use disorders. Following her Ph.D. at Columbia University, she completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of California at Berkeley, and also served as a visiting associate professor at the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry. In 2015, Dr. Hahm received an “innovator’s award” from the Boston-based organization “Asian Women for Health” for her research. She was also chosen for the 2015 class of Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) for her contributions to the advancement and dissemination of translational research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy and promotes a diverse, equitable and just society. The same year, she also received an Outstanding Research Mentor Award from Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program at Boston University.