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Evan Choi, Ph.D.

Professor of Social Work
Doctor of Social Work Program

Office Phone: (951) 343-4477
E-mail: jchoi@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building 273
Office Hours: MT 3-5 PM, RF 1-3 PM (in-person or virtual)

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Social Welfare University of California, Los Angeles March 25, 2009
  • Courses Taught

    Advanced Independent Study (Ph.D.)
    Doctoral Seminar (Ph.D.)
    Dissertation Seminar (Ph.D.)
    Research Methods in Social Work (MSW)
    Clinical Research Seminar (MSW)
    Multicultural Issues (BSW)
    Human Behavior in the Social Environment (BSW)
    Field Experience (BSW)
    American Social Welfare Policy (BSW)
    Social Work Research (BSW)
    Social Welfare Policy Analysis (BSW)
    Practicum (BSW)

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Children and youth from socioeconomically disadvantaged families; social emotional development and health outcomes; neighborhood deprivation; health disparities among underserved populations

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    Winona State University

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Selected Funded Research
    2019 – 2024 Choi, J.K. (PI), de Guzman, M. (Co-PI), Kim, S. (Co-PI), Parra, G. (Evaluator), Jennings, E. (Collaborator), Sierra, L. (Collaborator). Nebraska Sustainable Community Project–Youth Civic Engagement, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Grant. $647,000.
    2020 – 2021 Lodl, K. (PI), de Guzman, M. (Co-PI), Choi, J.K. (Co-PI), Walker, M. (Co-PI), Xia, Y. (Co-PI). Expansion of the Reach and Impact of Health Rocks! and Program Evaluation. National 4-H Council. $680,953.

    Selected Publications
    Choi, J.K., Kelley, M., Wang, D.* & Kerby, H.* (2021). Risk and protective factors to de-termine health status of children from immigrant families: Focused on neighborhood socio-economic disadvantages. American Journal of Health Promotion.
    Choi, J.K., Ryu, J.H.* & Yang, Z.* (2021). Validation of the EPOCH measure in adoles-cents from multi-stressed families: Using first- and second-order confirmatory factor anal-ysis (CFA) models. Journal of Psychoeducation Assessment.
    Wang, D.*, Choi, J.K., Shin, J.W.*, & Reddish, L. (2021) Longitudinal effects of co-parenting for successful kids: Using mixed-effects models. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 30, 220-229.
    Choi, J.K., Teshome, T.*, & Smith, J.* (2021). Neighborhood disadvantage, childhood ad-versity, bullying victimization, and teen depression: A multiple mediational analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 279: 554-562.
    Choi, J.K., Wang, D.*, & Jackson, A.P. (2019). Adverse experiences in early childhood and their longitudinal impact on later behavior problems of poor black children from fragile families. Child Abuse & Neglect. 98, 104-181.
    Choi, J.K., Parra, G.R., & Jiang, Q.* (2018). The longitudinal and bidirectional relationships between cooperative coparenting and child behavioral problems in low-income, unmarried families. Journal of Family Psychology, 32(2), 203-214.
    Choi, J.K., Becher, E.H. (2018). Supportive coparenting, parenting stress, harsh parenting, and child behavior problems in single-mother families. Family Process, 58(2), 404-417.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Grace Ministries International, Fullerton CA
    University Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles CA (Alumnus)

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Social entrepreneurship; Business Is Mission (BIM)
    Coffee & bagel; Boba; crab legs; hiking; Newport beach
    Two daughters (10 & 5) and a beautiful wife

  • Personal Philosophy

    Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Matthew 10:8