Eunju Lee

Eunju Lee

Improving Child Welfare Programs and Polices through Rigorous Research Design and Evaluation

The World Within Reach
Eunju Lee
Associate Professor

School of Social Welfare

Richardson 207



M.A. (1990) University at Albany
Certificate (1997) Women and Public Policy, University at Albany
Ph.D. (2003) University at Albany

Additional Information

Eunju Lee received her bachelor’s degree from Ewha Womans University (this is a correct spelling of this university) in Korea and studied issues on gender equity, family policy, race and ethnicity, and immigrant adaptation at the University at Albany Sociology department. From 1999 to 2012, Dr. Lee conducted program and policy evaluation in the area of child welfare with the Center for Human Services Research using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Dr. Lee joined the SSW faculty in 2012 and teaches courses in MSW child welfare policy, MSW program evaluation, and a doctoral research methods seminar. Dr. Lee’s current research primarily focuses on two funded projects; the Healthy Families New York program and the Kinship Care Demonstration Project. Healthy Families New York is a home visiting program to improve the well-being of vulnerable mothers and their children. The project includes both process evaluation to improve program practice and a randomized trial which follows the participants over 15 years to assess program effectiveness. The second project, the Kinship Care Demonstration Project, aims to identify needs of kinship families, examine child welfare history and outcomes of children in kinship care, and asses the utilization of available resources by kinship families.

Awards and Honors

President's Award for Exemplary Public Engagement, April 25, 2017