Speaker bio

In 2015, Dr. Hahm received an “innovator’s award” from Boston based organization, “Asian Women for Health” for her research. She was also chosen as 2015 class of Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) for her contribution to advance, disseminate, and translate research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy and promotes a diverse, equitable and just society.


Hyeouk (Chris) Hahm

Dr. Chris Hahm is an Associate Professor and chair of the social research department at Boston University, School of Social Work. As a health services researcher, her research topics include Asian-American women's health risk behaviors and mental health, and the impact of psychosocial stressors on changes in epigenetic of physical health. She is an author of numerous peer-reviewed journal publications and has given about 150 professional talks locally, nationally, and internationally. She has also been funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) through multiple grants. She created AWARE intervention which is designed to improve well-being among Asian American youths and young adults. Now, AWARE intervention has been implemented in colleges and high schools, including Harvard University, Wellesley College, and Princeton High School in NJ. She is a recipient of a "Research Mentor Award" at Boston University and "Innovator's Award" from Asian Women for Health. Also, she is a fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) for her contribution to advance and translate research to promote a diverse and just society.