Hannah Jeon is a research assistant in the Autism Center at the Child Mind Institute. She graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Following graduation, she worked on a child and adolescent inpatient psychiatric unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital. During her time there, she provided DBT and CBT-based therapeutic interventions for children with various psychiatric diagnoses, as well as community resources and psychosocial education to families. While working in the inpatient setting, Hannah became curious about how local community and policy can affect psychiatric treatments and potentially pose barriers to care, especially for minority and underserved groups. To explore these topics further, Hannah joined the executive team at the Washington State Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, where she provided administrative assistance to a team of psychiatrists who advocate for equitable and evidence-based care.
After working in these roles for several years, Hannah decided to pursue medicine and recently completed the pre-medical post-baccalaureate program at the University of Virginia. Hannah’s experience in psychiatric care motivates her to provide equitable patient care and improve the lives of neurodiverse people. Hannah is excited to expand her knowledge of the neurological aspects of autism and further contribute to this field. She hopes to apply to medical school and pursue psychiatry, and she is also considering MD-PhD and MD-MPH programs.
- BA, Psychology, University of Washington
- Certificate of Completion, Pre-Medicine, University of Virginia