Faculty and Staff
Bongki Woo, Ph.D.
|College of Social Work|
Health and mental health consequences of inequality in society
Social and environmental determinants of health
Racism, racial prejudice, and discrimination
Asian American and Asian immigrants
- Diversity and social justice
- Research methods
Assistant Professor Bongki Woo joined the faculty of the College of Social Work in 2018.
Woo’s research focuses on the health and mental health consequences of inequality
in society, with a specific interest in the experiences of racial, ethnic and immigrant
minority populations. His primary research seeks to understand the specific conditions
under which social sources of stress, such as racial discrimination, helps explain
the link between race/ethnicity and health.
Woo has published on the topics of racial discrimination, stress and stress reactions, and neighborhood characteristics that influence minority health and well-being. His articles have been published in scholarly journals such as Social Indicators Research, Social Work Research, Addictive Behaviors, and the Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Woo received his Ph.D. from the Boston College School of Social Work in May 2018 and previously earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh.