Education & Certifications

  • M.D., Seoul National University, Medicine (2008)
  • M.A., Seoul National University, Anthropology (2012)
  • M.A., Stanford University, Anthropology (2014)

Stanford Advisors

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Young su aims to understand motivations, limitations and consequences of South Korean global health projects in Ethiopia. It seeks to explain how global health projects are shaped by ideas and experiences related to time such as development, historical memories, religion, family cycles, and daily lives. His project contributes to critical understanding of global health from the lens of time: histories and temporalities. It will also illuminate unexpected characteristics of Asian modernities that have been reflected in the Korean global health and development projects in Ethiopia.

2017-18 Courses

All Publications

  • From Jeongseong to "Three-Minute Care": Healthcare Transitions in North Korea and the Cultural Adjustment of North Korean Refugee Doctors in South Korea KOREA JOURNAL Park, Y., Lee, H., Park, S. 2017; 57 (4): 118–44
  • Psychiatry in Former Socialist Countries: Implications for North Korean Psychiatry PSYCHIATRY INVESTIGATION Park, Y. s., Park, S. M., Jun, J. Y., Kim, S. J. 2014; 11 (4): 363-370
  • Association between childhood adversities and adulthood depressive symptoms in South Korea: results from a nationally representative longitudinal study BMJ OPEN Kim, S., Jang, H., Chang, H. Y., Park, Y. s., Lee, D. 2013; 3 (7)


    To examine how childhood adversity (ie, parental death, parental divorce, suspension of school education due to financial strain or being raised in a relative's house due to financial strain) is associated with prevalence and incidence of adulthood depressive symptoms and whether this association differs by gender and by age in South Korea.Prospective cohort design.Nationally representative longitudinal survey in South Korea.11 526 participants in South Korea.Prevalence and incidence of adulthood depressive symptoms were assessed as a dichotomous variable using the Centers for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) Scale in 2006 and 2007.In the prevalence analysis, each of the four childhood adversities was significantly associated with a higher prevalence of adulthood depressive symptoms. The higher incidence of depressive symptoms was associated with suspension of school education (OR 1.55, 95% CI 1.32 to 1.82) and parental divorce (OR 1.65, 95% CI 1.00 to 2.71). In the age-stratified analyses, prevalence of depressive symptoms was associated with all CAs across different adulthoods, except for parental divorce and late adulthood depressive symptoms. After being stratified by gender, the association was significant for parental divorce (OR 3.76, 95% CI 2.34 to 6.03) in the prevalence analysis and for being raised in a relative's house (OR 1.89, 95% CI 1.21 to 2.94) in the incidence analysis only among women.This study suggests that childhood adversity may increase prevalence and incidence of adulthood depressive symptoms, and the impact of parental divorce or being raised in a relative's house due to financial strain on adulthood depressive symptoms may differ by gender.

    View details for DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002680

    View details for Web of Science ID 000329805500058

    View details for PubMedID 23878171