Associate Professor of Social Welfare
Ph.D. in Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Moon’s areas of research interest include social welfare policy, program evaluation, and gerontology. As a principal investigator on a five-year inter-university consortium research project funded by the California Department of Social Services, she recently completed an evaluation study of the implementation of family preservation and support programs in California. Her recent research activities also include "Evaluation of the API Dementia Care Network," funded by the Alzheimer’s Association of Los Angeles, "Evaluation of General Relief Time Limit Policy in Los Angeles County" and "Evaluation of the 'Community Empowerment Project: Domestic Violence Prevention in the Korean American Community,'" funded by the California Department of Health. Dr. Moon, with Dr. Young In Song at California State University, Hayward, is a co-editor of two books, entitled Korean American Women Living in Two Cultures and Korean American Women: From Tradition to Modern Feminism.
Dr. Moon is also active in gerontological research, particularly, in the areas of elder abuse, mental health, and service utilization. Currently, she is a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar, funded to study “Cultural and Non-Cultural Factors in Elder Abuse Assessment and Intervention.” Dr. Moon and her colleagues completed a study, titled “A Multicultural Study of Attitudes toward Elder Mistreatment and Reporting,” funded by the National Center on Elder Abuse. She was a co-principal investigator with Dr. James Lubben on a four-year study funded by the National Institute on Aging that examines social supports and long-term care use among elderly Korean and non-Hispanic white Americans. Dr. Moon has published 55 articles, book chapters, research reports and monographs.
Dr. Moon is serving as the director of the Department's Ph.D. program.