I am a social welfare researcher studying worker well-being, labor market, and social policy.


Hyeri Choi, Ph.D.

How to say my name

Pronoun: she/her/hers

Postdoctoral Research Associate | University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Hyeri Choi is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, School of Labor and Employment Relations. She is an interdisciplinary scholar with expertise in social policies that impact the low-wage labor market, worker welfare and child welfare. Specifically, she investigates the roles and effects of social, macroeconomic, and workplace policies in alleviating structural barriers that low-income families with children face in the labor market. Hyeri is dedicated to enhancing the competitive labor market, securing desired work hours, and crafting policies to improve employment and economic security for workers’ well-being. Her current research highlights the role of employers in addressing underemployment issues. 

Hyeri received her Ph.D., in Social Welfare from University of Pennsylvania, Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University and dual Bachelor’s degrees in Social Work from Stony Brook University, New York and University of Seoul, South Korea. Prior to seeking a doctorate, she gained research experience in the Center for Research on Fathers, Children and Family Well-Being at Columbia University and Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs(KIHASA).