Keunhye Park

Keunhye  Park
  • Assistant Professor


  • PhD, University of Chicago
  • MSW, University of Michigan
  • BSEd, University of Michigan


  • Child welfare’s interactions with multiple systems
  • Child welfare services and policy
  • Juvenile justice services and policy
  • Educational experiences for vulnerable youth
  • Adolescent development and the transition to adulthood


  • Park, K., Okpych, N. J., & Courtney, M. E. (2019). Psychotropic medication use and perceptions of medication effects among transition-age foster youth. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 1-15.
  • Park, K. & Courtney, M.E. (2018). Maturing out. In Bornstein, M. H. (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development. 5 vols. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Okpych, N.J., Feng, H., Park, K., Torres-García, A., & Courtney, M.E. (2018). Living situations and social support in the era of extended foster care: A view from the U.S. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies: International Journal 9(1), 6-29.
  • Marsh, J.C., Park, K., Bersamira, C., & Lin, Y. (2018). Gender differences in trends for heroin use and nonmedical use of prescription opioids, 2007-2014. Journal of Substance Abuse and Treatment, 87, 79-85.
  • Bersamira, C., Lin, Y., Park, K., & Marsh, J.C. (2017). Substance use among Asian Americans: Differentiation by gender, ethnic subgroups, and acculturation status. Journal of Substance Abuse and Treatment, 79, 76-81.
  • Ryan, J., Perron, B., Moore, A., Victor, B., & Park, K. (2017). Timing matters: A randomized control trial of recovery coaches in foster care. Journal of Substance Abuse and Treatment, 77, 178-184.


  • Research Sequence Committee, MSU School of Social Work
  • Reviewer, Children and Youth Services Review
  • Reviewer, Journal of Public Child Welfare
  • Member, International Research Network on Transition to Adulthood from Care (INTRAC)
  • Member, Society for Social Work and Research
  • Member, Council on Social Work Education
  • Member, American Educational Research Association
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Mental Health and Social Behaviour


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