Dr Sungwon Yoon is Assistant Professor at the Programme in Health Services & Systems Research, Duke-NUS. She is a public health researcher and behavioral scientist. Her main research interest lies in understanding individual and population health behavior which may have public health significance. Through this research, she hopes to utilize the findings to inform health policy planning and evaluation.
She has extensive experience in qualitative and mixed research methodologies used in a variety of fieldwork settings. Her current research projects include assessment of post-screening behavior for chronic conditions (diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia); risk perceptions and health-seeking behaviors in individuals with pre-diabetes; personalized behavioral intervention using mobile technology for chronic disease self-care; health services research pertaining to cancer and end of life care; primary care based integrated community care team intervention; medication adherence; and global health governance.
She was a Korea Government Fellow at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She was trained as a medial sociologist at Seoul National University and Ewha Womans University in Korea and subsequently completed a second doctorate in public health at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in the United Kingdom.