WHAT: Seminar on "Korean Immigrants' Medical Tourism to South Korea" - featuring Dr. Sou Hyun Jang (University of Washington)

WHEN: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:40 PM to 8:20 PM

WHERE: Global Leadership Foundation (GLF), 46-20 Parsons Blvd, Flushing, NY 11355.

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Dr. Sou Hyun Jang will give a talk about "Korean Immigrants' Medical Tourism to South Korea" at Global Leadership Foundation (GLF), located at 46-20 Parsons Blvd, Flushing, NY 11355. The seminar will begin at 6:40 PM and end at 8:20 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available starting at 6:40. This talk will be given in Korean, but English-language materials will be available upon request.

Dr. Jang will present findings from her recently published book, Medical Transnationalism: Korean Immigrants' Medical Tourism to South Korea (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018). Jang examines Korean immigrants' distinctive healthcare behaviors, contributing factors to their medical tourism, and their experiences and evaluations of medical tourism. By analyzing survey data and conducting interviews with Korean immigrants in the New York–New Jersey area, Jang found that Korean immigrants utilize three main behaviors to deal with their limited English and lack of US health insurance: (1) they depend on Korean co-ethnic doctors in the US, (2) they frequently utilize Hanbang (traditional Korean medicine) in the US, and (3) they travel to their South Korean homeland for medical care (i.e., medical tourism).

Sou Hyun Jang, Ph.D., is a post-doc fellow at the University of Washington (UW) and a former research associate at the Research Center for Korean Community at Queens College. She earned her doctoral degree from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and her master’s degree from Columbia University. Her research areas include Asian Americans, international migration, medical transnationalism, and immigrants’ healthcare behaviors. She has published articles in Sociological Perspectives, Sociology of Religion, and Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Click the link below for a Korean-language version of this announcement:

(한국어) Korean-language Flyer for Dr. Sou Hyun Jang's Seminar)

We hope that you will be able to join us for this interesting talk.


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