• The Belle S. Spafford Endowed Chair in Women and Families
  • Associate Professor, College Of Social Work


  • PhD, Social Welfare, Case Western Reserve University. Project: Factors Related to Psychiatric Hospitalization and Repeated Crisis Service Use of Adults with a Dual Diagnosis of a Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder
  • MSW, Social Work, Adelphi University
  • BA, Social Work, Yonsei University, South Korea


Dr. Meeyoung O. Min, MSW, PhD, is Associate Professor and The Belle S. Spafford Endowed Chair in Women and Families in the University of Utah College of Social Work.  Her research interests have been centered on the developmental outcomes of prenatally substance (cocaine, alcohol, MDMA)- exposed children and their mothers, with a focus on trauma and social support. Dr. Min is the principal investigator of a secondary data analyses study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).  This study examines gender differences in behavioral trajectories leading to substance use and sexual risk behaviors in adolescents with and without prenatal cocaine/polydrug exposure, capitalizing on the combined datasets from two birth-cohort longitudinal data sets.  She has been also actively engaged in multiple federally funded studies as a co-investigator or a lead statistician, including an ongoing longitudinal study investigating the developmental effects of prenatal cocaine-exposure (PI: S. Minnes, R01 DA07957; 2003-2019), another longitudinal study examining the developmental effects of MDMA/Ecstasy (PI: L.T. Singer, R01 DA14910; 2003-2006), and a study investigating the composition, support, and structure of the personal networks of women in substance dependence recovery (PI: E. Tracy, R01 DA022994; 2009-2014), all funded by NIDA.  She has been produced more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and 100 presentations in scientific meetings to date.