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Dr. Esther Shin

Assistant professor
School of Social Work
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Current Courses

325.001Generalist Practice I: Individuals

325.002Generalist Practice I: Individuals

325.003Generalist Practice I: Individuals


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL


University of Washington
Seattle, WA

GSA Diversity Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance Workshop Diversity Fellow Award (DMCDTaW)

National Institute on Aging

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students for SOCW 451 (2021 Fall, 2022 Spring)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A

Annuity Research Competition Award

Center for Financial Security at University of Wisconsin-Madison and Retirement Income Institute, U.S.A.

Ernie Gullerud Dissertation Scholarship

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A

Junior Scholar Intensive Training (JSIT) 2021 Cohort

Center for Financial Security’s (CFS) Retirement and Disability Research Center (RDRC), Social Security Administration, U.S.A.

Ferber & Sudman Dissertation Awards for Survey Research

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A

Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center (MRDRC) Scholarship for ICPSR Summer Program

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A.

Daniel S. Sanders Fellowship in International Social Development

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.

Due and Ferber International Award

Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A

Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) Fellowship-Midwestern regional chapter

Korean American Scholarship Foundation

Book, Chapter

Powell, T., Hsieh, W., & Shin, E. Chapter 8. Trauma and Adverse Childhood ExperienceOxford University Press. Clinical assessment for social workers: Quantitative and qualitative methods. Oxford University Press (2020)

Journal Article

Kang, J., Ahn, S., Shin, E., Kim, B., & Park, S. Long-Term Health Effects of Work Trajectories Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults: The Mediating Role of Work, Material, and Social Environments.  (2023)
Kwon, S., Shin, E., & Hernandez, R. Preliminary efficacy of a technology-based physical activity intervention for older Korean adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2023)
Kang, J., & Shin, E. Labor market risks between insiders and outsiders and welfare attitudes in Korea. (2022)
Shin, E., Park, S., Lee, H., & Kang, J. Gender differences in the mechanism of involuntary retirement affecting loneliness through vulnerability and coping resources. (2022)
Tan, K., White, J., Shin, E., Kim, S., & Hoang. Teacher-student ratings of social, emotional, behavioural needs among high school freshmen students. (2022)

Working Paper

Shin, E. An International Collaborative Study and International Symposium: Elderly Care Response to Covid-19. (2021)
Kim, M., Kim, S., Chung, I., Lee, H., Oh, S., Lee, J., & Shin, E. The demand-based welfare service reform for children and the youth: case studies on urban and rural areas.. Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (2010)
Kim, M., Choi, E., Shin, E., & Lee, J. The effect of the introduction of daylight- saving time: Impact analysis on lifestyle and public health. Korea Institute for Health and Social Affair (2009)
Kim, M., Nho, N., Kim, H., Kim, Y., Bae, H., Son, C., Lee, J., Seong , S., Jeong, S., & Shin, E. Welfare status and needs research report for actively expanding welfare – First level of non-pensioner poverty. Korea Institute for Health and Social Affair (2009)


Home Modification on Favorite Activity and Self-Efficacy among Older Adults with Dementia. Gerontological Society of America. (2023)
Increased Mental Health Problems after the Lifting of COVID-19 Lockdown Among Low-Income Workers in the United States. Society for Social Work and Research. (2023)
Racial/Ethnic Differences in Impacts of COVID-19 on Psychological Well-being Among Older Adults.. Gerontological Society of America. (2023)
The Relationship between the Caregiving Environment, Burnout and Quality of Life among Home Health Aides.. Gerontological Society of America. (2023)
Work-Family Life Course Patterns and Health in Later Life. Society for Social Work and Research. (2023)
Advanced Research Method (Latent Class Analysis using Mplus, Structural Equational Modeling using Amos). Research Method Workshop at Chung Nam University. (2022)
Changes in health insurance and out-of-pocket expenditure among low-income older adults with health problems. American Public Health Association. (2022)
Financial hardship and income security and mental health among older workers: Multi-channel sequence approach. Gerontological Society of America. (2022)
The Effect of the COVID-19 Recession on Older Adult's Labor Force Participation. Secondary Data in Aging Interest group in Brown School of Washington University in Saint Louis. (2022)
U.S. Aging Research Data Seminar: Focusing on HRS, Gate wat to Global Aging, NHATS, NSHAP, MIDUS, and NPALS. Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs Data Workshop. (2022)