Seunghye Hong is Associate Professor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. Currently, she is serving as MSW Program Chair for the Department of Social Work. She earned her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, and an M.A. and a B.A. in Social Work from the Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea. Her research focuses on social, cultural, and developmental contexts and the associations with health and behavioral mental health outcomes including alcohol and drug abuse and the healthcare and health services use among racial and ethnic minorities. She has extensive experience in quantitative research methods and evaluations and data analytics. She is grateful for working with the wonderful PHAC team on Hawaiʻi Opioid Initiatives. She enjoys a hike in her spare time and loves exploring food on the island.