Building Robust & Inclusive Democracy


Sunah is the new senior researcher for the student programs team at Tisch College. She focuses on creating new evaluation strategies and effective assessment systems to better support Tisch College’s mission and values. As an Asian, female, and alien researcher in the US context, her research reflects a desire to serve as a liaison to bridge academic research and the local community, inform policy, and develop innovative intervention strategies. Before this position, she finished her NIH-funded T32 postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. During her training, she utilized different methodologies to assess psychosocial stress across developmental periods and cultures to identify risk and reduce health disparities in mental health outcomes. She received her B.A. in Social and Cultural Communication from the University of Washington, Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Ph.D. in Child Study and Human Development from Tufts University. She is a developmental psychologist, community-based researcher, wife, daughter, and mother of a warm-hearted daughter and cutest furry dog in the world.