Dr. Susan Yoon


Dr. Susan Yoon is an Associate Professor at The Ohio State University College of Social Work and Director of the THRIVE (Trauma, Health, & Resilience In the midst of Violence Exposure) Research Lab (thriveresearchlab.org). Dr. Yoon’s research seeks to promote resilience and well-being among children who have experienced childhood trauma, including child maltreatment. She is particularly interested in identifying factors, mechanisms and pathways that promote or hinder resilient development following child maltreatment. Her current research focuses on (1) an exploration of the conceptualization and measurement of resilience; (2) the developmental pathways from child maltreatment to youth behavioral risk and resilience; and (3) the role of fathers in promoting resilience among youth exposed to trauma and adversity.