Position
Visiting Scholar 2018-19
Office
361 Wallace
Bio/Description

Jung-Hwa Ha is an associate professor in the Department of Social Welfare at Seoul National University in South Korea. She received her Ph.D. in Social Work and Sociology from University of Michigan. Her research interests include widowhood, social support, end-of life care, and cognitive aging. At Princeton, she will conduct research on the impact of cognitive impairment and childlessness on older adults’ wellbeing in China. She will also engage in a collaborative project with Drs. Bussarawan Teerawichitchainan (in Singapore) and John Knodel (in Thailand), comparing the implications of childlessness among older adults across East and Southeast Asia. At her home university, she teaches courses on aging, disability, and end-of-life care issues.