Meeyoung Min, PhD

Research Associate Professor

PhD, Case Western Reserve University

MSW, Adelphi University

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of
Applied Social Sciences

Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7164


Meeyoung Oh Min is an Research Associate Professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University. She received her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Case Western Reserve University and MSW from Adelphi University, New York. She was Senior Research Associate and Biostatistician in the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, before coming to MSASS in 2010.Dr. Min’s research interests are in trauma, mental health, and substance abuse, primarily focusing on substance-using mothers and their children. She is particularly interested in how various biological (e.g. prenatal substance exposure), care-giving (e.g., maternal history of trauma and substance use), and environmental risk factors (e.g. neighborhood violence) that often cluster together in at-risk children of inner-city, low-socioeconomic status, interact as moderators or mediators to uniquely shape child development, including substance use and its related risk behaviors. For the last several years, she has served as a lead statistician of an ongoing longitudinal study investigating the developmental effects of prenatal cocaine exposure funded by NIDA (PI: S. Minnes, R01 DA07957).

Recent Publications

Minnes, S., Singer, L.T., Min, M.O., Wu, M., Lang, A., & Yoon, S. (In Press). Effects of prenatal cocaine/polydrug exposure on substance use by age 15. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Singer, L.T., Moore, D.G., Min, M.O., Goodwin, J., Turner, J., Fulton, S., & Parrott, A.C. (in press).  One year outcomes of infants exposed to MDMA (Ecstasy) and other recreational drugs during pregnancy.  Pediatrics.

Parrott, A.C., Moore, D.G., Turner, J., Goodwin, J., Min, M.O., & Singer, L.T. (In Press). MDMA and heightened cortisol: a neurohormonal perspective on the pregnancy outcomes of mothers used ‘Ecstasy’ during pregnancy.  Human Psychopharmacology.

Minnes, S., Singer, L.T., Min, M.O., Lang, A.M., Ben-Harush, A., Short, E., & Wu, M. (In Press). Comparison of 12-year-old children with prenatal exposure to cocaine and non-exposed controls on caregiver ratings of executive function.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence. PMCID: PMC3715590

Lewis, B.A., Minnes, S., Short, E.J., Min, M.O., Wu, M., Lang, A., Weishampel, P., & Singer, L.T. (In Press). Language outcomes at 12 years for children exposed prenatally to cocaine.  Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Brown, S., Jun, M.K., Min, M.O., & Tracy, E. (2013).  Impact of dual disorders, trauma, and social support on quality of life among women in treatment for substance dependence.  Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 9, 61-71.

Min, M.O., Tracy, E., Kim, H., Park, H., Jun, M., Brown, S., McCarty, C., & Laudet, A.  (2013). Changes in personal networks of women in residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment.  Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 45, 325- 334.

Biegel, D.E., Pernice-Duca, F., Chang, C.W., Chung, C.L., Min, M.O, & D’Angelo, L. (2013).  Family social networks and recovery from severe mental illness of clubhouse members. Journal of Family Social Work16(4), 274-296.

Min, M.O., Minnes, S., Kim, H., & Singer, L.T.  (2013). Pathways linking childhood maltreatment and adult physical health.  Child Abuse & Neglect, 37, 361-373.

Min, M.O., Singer, L.T., Minnes, S.Kim, H., & Short, E.J.  (2013). Mediating links between maternal childhood trauma and preadolescent behavioral adjustment.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28, 830-850.

Minnes, S., Min, M.O., Singer, L.T., Edguer, M., Wu, M., & Thi, P. (2012).  Cocaine use during pregnancy and health outcome after 10 years.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 126, 71-79.

Singer, L.T., Moore, D., Fulton, F., Goodwin, J., Turner, J., Min, M.O., & Parrott, A.C.  (2012). Neurobehavioral outcomes of infants exposed to MDMA (Ecstasy) and other recreational drugs during pregnancy.  Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 34, 303-310.

 Tracy, E., Kim, H., Brown, S., Min, M.O., Jun, M.K., & McCarty, C. (2012). Substance abuse treatment stage and personal social networks of women in substance abuse treatment.  Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 3(2), 65-79.

Tracy, E., Laudet, A., Min, M.O., Kim, H., Brown, S., Jun, M.K., & Singer, L.T. (2012). Prospective patterns and predictors of quality of life among women in substance abuse treatment. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 124, 242-249.

Aguirre McLaughlin, A., Minnes, S., Singer, L. T., Short, E. J., Linares-Scott, T., Satayathum, S., & Min, M.O. (2011). Caregiver and self-report of mental health symptoms in 9-year old cocaine-exposed children, Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 33, 582–591.

Lewis, B. A., Minnes, S., Short, E., Weishampel, P., Satayathum, S., Min, M. O., Nelson, S., & Singer, L. T. (2011). The effects of prenatal cocaine on language development at 10 years of age. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 33, 17–24.

McLaughlin, A. A.,Minnes, S., Singer, L. T., Min, M. O., Short, E. J., Linares Scott, T., & Satayathum, S. (2011). Caregiver and self-report of mental health symptoms in 9-year old children with prenatal cocaine exposure. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 33, 582–591.

Singer, L. T., Fulton, S., Kirchner, H. L., Eisengart, S., Lewis, B., Short, E., Min, M. O., Satayathum, S., Kercsmar, C., & Baley, J. E. (2010). Longitudinal predictors of maternal stress and coping after very low birthweight birth. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 164, 518–524.

Min, M. O., Singer, L. T., Kirchner, H. L., Minnes,S., Short, E., Hussain, Z., & Nelson, S. (2009). Cognitive development and low-level lead exposure in poly-drug exposed children. Neurotoxicology & Teratology, 31, 225–231.

Moore, D. G., Turner, J. D., Parrott, A. C., Goodwin, J. E., Fulton, S. E., Min, M. O., Fox, H. C., Braddick, F. M. B., Axelsson, E. L., Lynch, S., Ribeiro, H., Frostick, C. J., & Singer, L. T. (2009). During pregnancy, recreational drug-using women stop taking ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine) and reduce alcohol consumption, but continue to smoke tobacco and cannabis: Initial findings from the Development and Infancy Study. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 24, 1403–1410.

Recent Presentations

Tracy, E., Min, M.O., Park, H., & Jun, M.K. (January, 2013).  Personal networks and substance use at 12 month post treatment among dually diagnosed women. Oral Presentation at the 17th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), San Diego, California.

Brown, S., Tracy, E., Jun, M.K., Park, H., & Min, M.O. (January, 2013). By the company she keeps: Client and provider perspectives of facilitators and barriers to personal network change for women in treatment for substance dependence. Oral Presentation at the 17th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), San Diego, California.

Brown, S., Tracy, E., & Min, M.O. (January, 2013).  Parenting competence and child status in mothers with substance dependence: The role of bonding history and social networks. Oral Presentation at the 17th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), San Diego, California.

Jun, M.K., Tracy, E., Min, M.O., & Park, H. (November, 2012). Personal networks of women in residential and outpatient substance use disorder treatment. Poster presented at the 58th Annual Program Meeting for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Washington, D.C.

Tracy, E., Min, M.O., & Singer, L. (October, 2012). Physical, mental co-morbidities and recovery outcomes among women. Paper presentation in A. Laudet (Chair), Longitudinal Perspectives on Physical and Mental Health Comorbidities among Women in Recovery: Implications for Recovery Support Services and Integrated Care Symposium, 2012 Addiction Health Services Research (AHSR) Conference, New York  NY.

Meeyoung Min in the News

  • 2017 SSWR: Faculty and Student Presenters
    by Mandel School on January 4, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    The Mandel School is proud to be participating in the Society for Social Work Research’s 21st Annual Conference, on January 11-15, 2017, in New Orleans. In addition to having a booth at the conference (#102), one of our faculty members, Claudia Coulton, PhD, was chosen as a 2017 SSWR Fellow and will be presenting at the conference [… […]

  • Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Linked to Early Teen Sexual Activity: Project Newborn
    by Mandel School on August 13, 2015 at 2:30 am

    Since 1994, researchers at the Mandel School have studied mothers—some who used cocaine while pregnant and others who did not—to understand how the drug affected their children’s cognitive and social development. Their latest findings suggest a link between prenatal cocaine exposure and an adolescent’s likelihood to have sexual intercourse before age 15. Teens who were prenatally [… […]

  • Newborn’s first stool could alert doctors to long-term cognitive issues: Project Newborn
    by Mandel School on August 4, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    A newborn’s first stool can signal the child may struggle with persistent cognitive problems, according to Mandel School Project Newborn researchers. In particular, high levels of fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEE) found in the meconium (a newborn’s first stool) from a mother’s alcohol use during pregnancy can alert doctors that a child is at risk [… […]