Two Crown Family School Faculty Honored with Distinguished Service or Named Professorships

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Two Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice faculty members have received distinguished service professorships or named professorships with eighteen other UChicago faculty members. Yoonsun Choi has been named the Mose J. and Sylvia Firestone Professor and Harold Pollack has been named the Helen Ross Distinguished Service Professor.

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Professor Yoonsun Choi, PhD

Yoonsun Choi, PhD, director of the Doctoral Program at Crown and a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare serves as the Vice President of the Society for Social Work and Research and as the Chair of the Asian Caucus of the Society for Research on Child Development. Choi has led the Midwest Longitudinal Study of Asian American Families (MLSAAF), a longitudinal survey research following about 800 Filipino- and Korean-American families since 2014 to identify multiple developmental trajectories of young Asian Americans. 


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Professor Harold Pollack, PhD

Harold Pollack, PhD, faculty co-director of the University of Chicago Urban Health Lab,  has authored 190 academic publications, and has served on four committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A member of the UChicago faculty since 2003, he regularly advises local, state and federal officials concerning criminal justice, disability and public health policy.


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