College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
  Esther Son
Assistant Professor
Social Work

Esther Son
Assistant Professor

Office : Building 2A Room 201L
Phone : 718.982.2074
Fax : 718.982.2038

Degrees :
PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
MSW, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
BA in Social Work, Seoul Women’s University, South Korea

Biography / Academic Interests :
Esther Son came to the College of Staten Island in 2014 after serving as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Senior Research Associate at the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Her primary research interest is the enhancement of the health and well-being of children and adults with disabilities and their families. In particular, she is interested in the school adjustment and social inclusion of children with developmental disabilities, including autism, and their health and mental health status and health disparities. In addition, she is interested in children’s, families’, and teachers’ attitudes toward children with disabilities and their caregiving families. Dr. Son has been a researcher at Institute for Families, School of Social Work, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and a social worker at Seoul Community Rehabilitation Center and Siloam Center for the Visually Handicapped in South Korea.

Scholarship / Publications :
Swaine, J.G., Parish, S.L., Luken, K., Son, E., & Dickens, P. (2014). Test of an intervention to improve knowledge of women with intellectual disabilities about cervical and breast cancer screening. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 58(7), 651-663.

Son, E., Peterson, N.A., Pottick, K. J., Zippay, A., Parish, S.L., & Lohrmann, S. (2014). Peer victimization among young children with disabilities: Early risk and protective factors. Exceptional Children, 80(3), 370-386.

Parish, S.L., Swaine, J.G., Son, E., & Luken, K. (2013). Determinants of cervical cancer screening among women with intellectual disabilities: Evidence from medical records. Public Health Reports, 128(6), 519-526.

Son, E., Parish, S.L., Swaine, J.G., & Luken, K. (2013). Accuracy of self-reported cervical and breast cancer screening by women with intellectual disabilities. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 118(4), 327-336.

Parish, S.L., Swaine, J.G., Son, E., & Luken, K. (2013). Receipt of mammography among women with intellectual disabilities: Medical record data indicate substantial disparities for African American women. Disability and Health Journal, 6, 36-42

Son, E., Parish, S.L., & Peterson, N.A. (2012). National prevalence of peer victimization among young children with disabilities in the United States. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 1540-1545.