Health Outcomes of Life-Space Constriction in Old Age
Role: Principal Investigator 
Date: May 2015 – Cont.
Funding: National Research Foundation of Korea (한국연구재단)
Objective: To longitudinally examine the relationship between life space constriction and health outcomes among older adults, with a focus on gender and racial disparities.

Neighborhood Characteristics, Life-Space Mobility, and Mental Health in Later Life
Role: Principal Investigator
Date: July 2014 – Cont.
Funding: New Faculty Development Grants, KAIST
Objective: To examine how neighborhood characteristics influence life-space mobility and subsequent cognitive functioning in later life, using geospatial data analysis of time-space data collected from wearable computers and smartphones. 

Digitalization of Welfare in Ageing Societies 
Role: Co-Investigator (Anu Siren, PI)
Date: January 2016 – Cont.
Funding: The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science
Objective: To establish an international collaboration between Denmark and South Korea for the research on technology use in later life.

National and Regional Response for Healthy Aging and Well-Dying: Focusing Regional Social Capital and Developing Institution for Well-Dying and Ethically Successful Aging
Role: Co-Investigator (Soon Eun Kim, PI)
Date: September 2016 – Cont.
Funding: National Research Foundation of Korea (한국연구재단)
Objective: To develop public policy and regional service delivery system for healthy aging and well-dying in later life.


Completed

Biosocial and Biopolitical Studies on Bioethics of the Elderly 
Role: Co-Investigator (Yi-Jong Suh, PI)
Date: November 2015 – June 2016
Funding: National Research Foundation of Korea (한국연구재단)
Objective: To explore social and ethical issues related to aging from the perspectives of Sociology of Science and Technology.

The Effect of IBS on the Local Development of Daejeon 
Role: Co-Investigator (Yoon Jung Lee, PI)
Date: June 2015 – July 2016
Funding: Institute for Basic Science (IBS)
Objective: To explore the effect of IBS on the local development of Daejeon in terms of community development, building a regional network of policy makers, developing a science park etc..

Building an Age-Friendly Daejeon Using ICT
Role: Principal Investigator
Date: April 2015 – November 2015
Funding: Social Problem Solving Exploratory Research Grants, KAIST College of Liberal Arts & Convergence Science
Objective: To provide a theoretical, conceptual, and methodological framework for building an age-friendly Daejeon using ICT.

Policies Responding to Demographic Change in Daejeon (대전시 인구변화와 대응방안 연구) 
Role: Consultant
Date: March 2015 – November 2015 
Funding: Deajeon Development Institute
Objective: To develop policies responding to demographic change in Daejeon, such as population aging and migration to Sejong City.

Application of Technology-based Methodology into Aging Research: A Pilot Study
Role: Principal Investigator
Date: October 2014 – December 2014
Funding: Research Support Grants, KAIST College of Liberal Arts and Convergence Science
Objective: To provide a blueprint for developing technology-based methodology to objectively assess activity, function, behaviors, mental health etc. in older adults with a focus on comparison between Korea and the US. 

Needs Assessment of Mobility Planning Education 
Role: Principal Investigator (Nancy Schoenberg, Co-PI)
Date: July 2013 – June 2014
Funding: University of Kentucky Research Support Grant
Objective: To obtain preliminary data of (a) how the aging population manages their transportation to meet daily needs and (b) how baby boomers are different from current older adults in terms of transportation management and needs, using mixed methods. This data will be used to develop a cost-effective mobility education intervention called SmartMobility targeted baby boomers.

Social Disparities in Life-space Mobility among Older Adults
Role: Principal Investigator
Date: July 2012 – June 2014
Funding: New Faculty Development Grants, University of Kentucky Office of the Executive Vice President for Research & College of Social Work
Objective: To longitudinally examine the source of gender and racial disparities in life-space constriction among older adults with a focus on driving behaviors, using secondary data analysis; and to apply the health disparities framework to studying transportation issues in the aging population.

Partners in Relationship: Addressing the Needs of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 
Role: Co-Investigator (Ginny Sprang, PI)
Date: November 2012 – June 2014
Funding: The Eastern Kentucky United Methodist Health, Education & Welfare Fund
Objective: To understand the needs of grandparents who are raising grandchildren in Eastern Kentucky and provide evidence-based training designed to decrease caregiving stress, enhance caregiving skills, and build relationships between grandparents and their grandchildren.

Building an Aging-Mobility Network 
Role: Principal Investigator (Briana Mezuk, Co-PI)
Date: December 2010 – September 2011
Funding: Geriatric Training and Education (GTE) Initiative, Virginia Center on Aging
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Website:  www.agingmobility.org (currently under construction)
Outcomes: Trained and educated the gerontological and geriatrics workforce in skills and capacities to promote the mobility of older adults (provided 375 training hours to health professionals); built an Aging-Mobility Network across researchers, health care providers, and other related groups across Virginia to improve community capacity for responding to disability needs of the aging population (built a network across eight institutes and organizations); and increased the awareness among clinicians and community leaders of the importance of transportation alternatives for building age-friendly communities in Virginia (the project website has had 29,740 visits, and 160,524 pages have been reviewed based on the records on December 11, 2011).





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