Dr. Ahn is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Dr. Ahn’s research interests include, family and child welfare, and advanced quantitative analysis utilizing large scale datasets. Dr. Ahn has been leading a range of research projects including evaluation of effectiveness and efficiency of child welfare services and policies and Family Centered Practice funded by MD Department of Human Resources Social Services Administration. Dr. Ahn also has been using the panel datasets of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) conducted by the US Census Bureau to explore impacts of welfare policy on low-income families’ income, child care, and mothers’ employment.
Prior to joining the University of Maryland, Dr. Ahn worked at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) in Washington, D.C. as a Research Economist. Dr. Ahn received her M.A. and PhD in Social Policy from Brandeis University, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, and BA and MSW from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. She also has been teaching core MSW courses and committed to high-quality teaching at the University of Maryland.