Michin Hong, MSW, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

ES 4109
902 West New York Street
( 317) 274-8391
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Curriculum Vitae


PhD     2011   University of Maryland, School of Social Work

MSW   1999   Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea (Major: Social Welfare)

 BA       1997   Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea (Major: Social Welfare)

Area of Interest

Long-term care including family caregiving and home-and-community based services, End-of-life care, Racial/ethnic disparities in accessing and using health care services 

Teaching Interest

Social work research, Social work statistics, Program evaluation, Older adults 

Practice Experience

Program developer/evaluation in United Way of Korean, Consultant for non-profit agency management 

Publications / Presentations


Hong, M., & Kim, K. Advance care planning among ethnic/racial minority: Prevalence of and Factors Associated with Informal Talk, Living Will, and Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare.Ethnicity and Health  (Under Review)

Lee, S., Hong, M., & Casado, B.L. Examining public stigma of Alzheimer’s disease and its correlates among Korean Americans. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice (Under Review)

Kim, K., & Hong, M. Family Caregiving environment and engagement in advance care planning. Journal of Palliative Medicine (Accepted)

Hong, M., Casado, B. L., & Lee, S. (2019). Intention to discuss advance care planning in the context of Alzheimer’s disease among Korean Americans. The Gerontologist. 2,347-355. doi:10.1093/geront/gnx211

Hong, M., Yi, E. *, Johnson, K., & Adamek, M. (2018). Facilitators and barriers toward advance care planning among ethnic minorities in the U.S.: A systematic review of the current literature. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 20, 1277-1287. doi:10.1007/s10903-017-0670-9

Hong, M., Kim, H., Hong, S., & Kim, M. (2017). End-of-life care attitudes among middle-aged Koreans: Willingness to use hospice services and advance directives. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 19, 452-459. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000372

Hong, M., Hong, S., Adamek, M., & Kim, M. (2017). Death attitudes among middle-aged Koreans: Role of end-of-life care planning and death experiences. The Gerontologist. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnw253

Marson, S., Hong, M, & Roscoe, J. (2017). The measurement of suicide assessment and the development of a treatment strategy for elders: Durkheim an approach. Journal of Sociology and Social Work, 5, 99-114, doi: 10.15640/jssw.v5n1a10   

Hong, M., Kim, K., & Casado, B. L. (2016). Psychometric evaluation of the caregiver self-efficacy scale with Korean Americans.Social Work in Health Care, 55, 862-873. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00981389.2016.1231154

Hong, M., Hong, S., Kim, M., & Yi, E*. (2016). Intention to use long-term care facilities: Differences between the Korean pre-elderly and the Korean baby-boomers. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 31, 357-368. doi: 10.1007/s10823-016-9300-6

Hong, M. & Harrington, D. (2016). The effects of caregiving resources on perceived physical health among caregivers. Health & Social Work, 41, 155-163. doi: 10.1093/hsw/hlw025 * Chosen for inclusion in  “Grand Challenges for Society: Evidence-Based Social Work Practice”  published in 2019 by the NASW Press  ,  

Johnson, K., Hong, M., Inoue, M., & Adamek, M. (2016). Social work should be more proactive in addressing the need to plan for end-of-life. Health & Social Work, 41, 271-274. doi: 10.1093/hsw/hlw021

Lee, S., Casado, B. L., & Hong, M. (2016). Exploring experience of foreign-born direct care workers in dementia care: Accounts of Korean American personal care aides caring for older Korean Americans with cognitive impairment or dementia. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice. doi: 10.1177/1471301216647832

Hong, M. & Casado, B. L. (2015). Caregiver stress: Does state expenditure on home and community-based service matter? Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 34, 85-100. doi:10.1080/01621424.2015.1029186

Casado, B. L., Lee, S., Hong, M., & Hong, S. (2015). The experience of family caregivers of older Korean Americans with dementia symptoms. Clinical Gerontologist, 38, 32-48.doi:10.1080/07317115.2014.970316

Hong, M. (2012). Factors affecting use of home and community-based services among Asian elderly. Journal of Future Social Work Research, 3, 53-70. 

Casado, B. L., Negi, N., & Hong, M. (2012). Culturally-competent social work research: Methodological consideration for research with language minorities. Social Work, 57, 1-10. doi: 10.1093/sw/swr002

Hong, M., Casado, B. L., & Harrington, D. (2011). Psychometric validation of the Korean version of the Lubben Social Network Scale. Clinical Gerontologist, 34, 319-334. doi:10.1080/07317115.2011.572534 

Casado, B. L., Hong, M., & Harrington, D. (2010). Measuring migratory grief and loss associated with the experience of immigrants. Research on Social Work Practice, 20, 611-620. doi: 10.1177/1049731509360840

Fakumoju, S., Woodruff, K., Kim, H.J., LeFevre, A., & Hong, M. (2010). Intention to leave a job: The role of individual factors, job tension, and supervisory support. Administration in Social Work. 5, 313-328. doi: 10.1080/03643107.2010.500948