She completed her MSSW at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work in 2002. She also completed her BA (equivalent to BSW) in Social Welfare at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea.
During the PhD program, she has published three manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, and two manuscripts are under review. She has been participating in the IRIS (Innovations in Recovery Through Infrastructure Support) project, which was funded by the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA) to develop and disseminate effective opioid recovery support strategies through strong community-academic partnerships (PI: Dr. George Unick).
Her dissertation studies the landscape of Recovery Support Services (RSS) implementation in Maryland and would like to see the health outcomes of individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) by jurisdiction based on RSS funding level. In 2022, she received funding from the University of Maryland School of Social Work for the combination of primary and secondary data dissertation research.
She has extensive experience in gathering and analyzing primary data for both quantitative and qualitative studies. She has presented her research at multiple national and local conferences.
Eunsong worked as a social worker for older adults, individuals with mental health, intellectual disabilities, and low income, prior to her PhD. She had experience determining individual benefits eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid, and Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program at the State office.
TEACHING INTERESTS AND EXPERIENCE
Eunsong completed coursework in pedagogy at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She served as a Teaching Assistant for two graduate-level courses (Social Work Research and Mental Health and Social Policy).
She is proficient in using STATA, SPSS, and NVivo programs and developing surveys with the Qualtrics platform.