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.
PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
MSW, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
BA in Social Work, Seoul Women’s University, South Korea
Scholarship / Publications
Parish, S.L., Son, E., Igdalsky, L., & Powell, R. Reproductive cancer treatment hospitalizations of US women with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities. (In press)
Sonik, R.A., Parish, S.L., Akobirshoev, I., Son, E., & Rosenthal, E. (2017). Population estimates, health care characteristics, and material hardship experiences of US children with speech disorders: Evidence from three nationally representative surveys. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 48, 286-293. doi:10.1044/2017_LSHSS-16-0072
Son, E., Igdalsky, L., & Parish, S.L. (2017). Disparities in health care quality among Asian children with special health care needs. Health & Social Work, 42(2), 95-102. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/hsw/hlx004
Sannicandro, T., Parish, S.L., & Son, E., & Powell, R. (2017). Health care changes for children with special health care needs, 2005-2011. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 21, 524–530. doi: 10.1007/s10995-016-2136-4
Magaña, S., Parish, S.L., & Son, E. (2016). Functional severity and Latino ethnicity in specialty services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60(5), 424-434.
Magaña, S., Parish, S.L., & Son, E. (2015). Have racial and ethnic disparities in the quality of health care relationships changed for children with developmental disabilities and ASD? American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 120(6), 504-513. doi:10.1352/1944-7558-120.6.504
Parish, S.L., Mitra M., Son, E., Bonardi, A., Swoboda, P., & Igdalsky, L. (2015). Pregnancy outcomes among US women with intellectual disabilities. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 120(5), 433-443. doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-120.5.433
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. doi: 10.1111/jir.12062
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. doi:10.1177/0014402914522422
Son, E. (2013). A qualitative study which asks Korean adults who arrived in the U.S as children to describe how they adjusted to U.S schools: “I’m still lonely”. Journal of International Social Issues,2(1),17-34.
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.
Zippay, A., & Son, E. (2013). Community approaches to the siting of psychiatric housing. Journal of Community Practice, 21(1-2), 87-104. doi:10.1080/10705422.2013.788338
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.doi:10.1352/1944-7558-188.4.327
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. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.08.004
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. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.04.014
Huang, C., Son, E., & Wang, L.R. (2010). Prevalence and factors of domestic violence among unmarried mothers with a young child. Families in Society-the Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 91, 171-177. doi: 10.1606/1044-3894.3978