Yoonkyung Oh, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


Degree:  Ph.D.

Institution:   University of Wisconsin-Madison

Major/Course of Study:  Educational Policy Studies (with a concentration in sociology of education and a minor in Sociology)


Focus of Research/Research Interests

Dr. Oh is broadly interested in investigating family, school, and community as contexts for children’s learning and development and as venues for interventions. With the goal of contributing to enhancing the lives of young people, especially those at greater risk for poor educational and developmental outcomes, she has two strands of research interests. One is to understand dynamic processes of learning and development and complex mechanisms through which various levels of social contexts shape these processes. The other is to develop and evaluate prevention and intervention programs that can be practically used in educational and developmental settings to promote children’s social, emotional, and academic outcomes and improve the quality of settings in which they learn and develop. She is particularly interested in how families and schools can best interact with each other to facilitate positive development and prevent social and emotional problems in socioeconomically and/or culturally disadvantaged children and youth.



Dr. Oh is an expert in the application of quantitative methods to educational research, with particular focus on rigorous and innovative statistical approaches that might better address causal relationships and provide more rigorous scientific evidence to guide educational programs, practices, and policies. She has significant experience in various research designs including randomized-experimental, quasi-experimental, and longitudinal research designs, as well as a wide range of statistical methods including person-centered approaches, multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, various longitudinal data analysis methods, and classical and modern measurement theory.


Previous Work Experience

Before joining the UTHealth, Dr. Oh was a research faculty at the Prevention Research Center and the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University, where she has provided statistical and methodological expertise to a number of large-scale, federally-funded education research projects in roles ranging from a co-investigator to a consultant, and taught several graduate-level quantitative methods courses.

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Yoonkyung Oh
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Yoonkyung Oh, Ph.D.