Soohyun Park, PhD
Dr. Soohyun Park is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical Center/School of Medicine. She completed her post-doctoral research fellowship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School in the Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program from 2021-2023. Dr. Park is the 2022-2023 recipient of the Pope-Hintz fellowship at McLean hospital, which awards $50,000 grant support for her novel research project entitled “Interplay of Polygenic Risk Score, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Psychological Resilience Factors on Late-life Depression among African American Older Adults.”
Dr. Park received her BA and MA in Clinical Psychology from Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Geropsychology concentration with a doctoral Statistics minor) from the University of Alabama. She completed the APA-accredited predoctoral clinical psychology internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, with an emphasis on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in 2020-2021. Her program of research has focused on (a) integrative roles of genetic, environmental, and psychosocial protective/risk factors in late-life mental/cognitive health, and (b) mental health disparities in underserved racial/ethnic groups of older adults. As a scientist-practitioner, Dr. Park aims to apply a biopsychosocial and longitudinal approach to find out “modifiable” psychological factors as a target to promote the late-life mental and cognitive health of racially and ethnically diverse older adults, leveraging large secondary datasets.