Hyunjin Noh, Ph.D., MSW
Scholar, 2022

Hyunjin Noh, Ph.D., MSW, is an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama School of Social Work. Her research areas include end-of-life care decision making, pain and symptom management in rural communities, deprescribing and non-pharmacological pain management among chronically ill older adults, palliative care education, and racial disparities in end-of-life care. She has methodological expertise in qualitative and mixed-methods. Funded by the Alabama Transportation Institute, her most recent research project explored transportation barriers in pain management among rural residents in Alabama. She also conducted a pilot study of an educational intervention to improve palliative care knowledge among family caregivers of cognitively impaired older adults. Her research studies have been funded by national organizations and research centers, such as US Deprescribing Research Network, Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC) Group, Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care, and RCMAR. As a researcher, she strives to take an interdisciplinary, community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach whenever possible. Dr. Noh has a goal to implement a statewide palliative care educational intervention tailored for rural caregivers in the state of Alabama to promote palliative care knowledge in community settings.