Jeesoo Jeon

Jeesoo Jeon is a doctoral candidate at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University. Her research focuses on enhancing the material conditions, supportive relationships, and neighborhood environments to prevent child maltreatment and promote flourishing of children and families.

During her MSW program in South Korea, she participated in a number of projects using primary data collection, evaluating interventions. After the MSW program, she has worked at the Korea Institute of Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA) as a research assistant for more than two years to help implement and evaluate social work policies. One of the project was funded by Ministry of Health and Welfare in Korea to design a system to link low-income families who are eligible but not using welfare to welfare benefits and other community-based programs to lower the risk of child maltreatment.

Throughout the PhD program, Jeesoo has actively engaged in projects collaborating with community stakeholders to implement, evaluate, and enhance programs serving families using administrative data and interview data. Currently, she is involved in a project to evaluate primary child maltreatment prevention program (Family Success Network) through analyzing quantitative, and qualitative data.