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Ansuk Jeong, Ph.D.

Ansuk Jeong, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Clinical, Health Psychology

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Research Interests

  1. Cancer patients and their family caregivers: how do they cope with the stress and what helps their coping; how do they distribute the responsibilities within family; how do their attitudes change in the process.
  2. Immigrant families: how do they adapt in a new culture; how does host culture affect the immigrants' acculturation process.

Opportunities For Students

  1. Cancer patients and their family caregivers: My team collected quantitative data on cancer patients and their family caregivers (dyads). By analyzing who they are, how they cope with cancer, and what supports they need, we are developing psycho-social support programs both for cancer patients and for family caregivers.
  2. People with severe neurological disorders: My team will collect both qualitative and quantitative data on the experience of people with ALS (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's disease) and of people with MS (multiple sclerosis). We aim to investigate the mental health of the patients and their family caregivers. As the first study on the topic in S.Korea, the research will initiate in March 2020.


B.A., Yonsei University (Psychology)
B.A., Yonsei University (Korean Linguistics)
M.A., Yonsei University (Clinical Psychology)
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago (Community Psychology)


Jeong, A.* & Cho, S. (2020). Ordinary responses to an extraordinary disaster: Sewol Ferry sinking and the victim families’ experience. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 27(1), 42-49.

Jeong, A.*, Shin, D., Park, J. & Park, K. (2020). Attributes of caregivers’ quality of life: A perspective comparison between spousal and non-spousal caregivers of elderly patients with cancer. Journal of Geriatric Oncology, 11(1), 82-87.

Shin, J., Steger, M.F., Shin, D., Kim, S., Yang, H., Cho, J., Jeong, A., Park, K., & Park, J. (2019). Patient-family communication mediates the relation between family hardiness and caregiver positivity: Exploring the moderating role of caregiver depression and anxiety. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 37(5), 557-572.

Shin, D., Park, K., Jeong, A., Yang, H., Kim, S., Cho, M., & Park, J. (2019). Experience with age discrimination and attitudes toward ageism in older patients with cancer and their caregivers: A nationwide Korean survey. Journal of Geriatric Oncology, 10(3), 459-464.

Jeong, A.*, Shin, D., Park, J., & Park, K. (2019). What we talk about when we talk about caregiving: The distribution of roles in cancer patient caregiving in a family-oriented culture. Cancer Research and Treatment, 51(1), 141-149.

Jeong, A.*, Min, J., Kang, Y., Kim, J., Choi, M., Seok, J., & Kim, B. (2018). Factors associated with quality of life of people with Myasthenia Gravis. PLoS One.

Shin, J., Shin, D., Kim, S., Yang, H., Cho, J., Jeong, A., Park, K., & Park, J. (2018). Underestimated caregiver burden by cancer patients and its association with quality of life, depression, and anxiety among caregivers. European Journal of Cancer Care. 27(2), e12814.

Jeong, A.*, & An, J.Y. (2017). The moderating role of social support on depression and anxiety: For gastric cancer patients and their family caregivers. PLoS One, 12(12): e0189808.

Cho, S., Jeong, A.*, Ha, J., & E. Kim. (2017). Social relationship changes in victim families due to a social disaster: Experiences of the families of Danwon High School student victims in the South Korean Sewol Ferry Disaster. PLoS One, 12(12): e0188699.

Jeong, A.*, An, J.Y., Park, J.H., & Park, K. (2017). What cancer means to the patients and their primary caregivers in the family-accounted Korean context: A dyadic interpretation. Psycho-Oncology, 26(11), 1777-1783.

Yoo, H., Shin, D., Jeong, A., Kim, S., Yang, H., Kim, J., Lee, J., Oh, J., Park, E., Park, K., & Park, J. (2017). Perceived social support and its impact on depression and health-related quality of life: A comparison between cancer patients and general population. Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology, 47(8), 728-734.

Lee, J., Eoh, Y., Jeong, A., & Park, S. (2017). Preschoolers’ emotional understanding and psychosocial adjustment in Korea: The moderating effect of maternal attitudes towards emotional expressiveness. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(7), 1854-1864.

Last Updated: 6/4/21