Researcher of Poverty & Development
Current research projects in the Republic of the Congo and Zambia involve partners from international organizations, government agencies, and the private sector. Dr. Jung leads an interdisciplinary research team that represents social scientists and computer/data scientists from countries around the globe. Her work was recently featured in 'Focus on Faculty' on Rutgers University's Office of Research website and social media outlets: .
Global Poverty & Aid
Dr. Jung's primary field of study lies at the intersection of global poverty, socioeconomic development, and data science. The overarching goal of Dr. Jung's research is to impact the approaches to characterize global poverty and shape global/social transfers in resource-constrained settings. Trained as a social welfare scholar, policy analyst, and development engineer, her research is motivated by the desire to inform effective anti-poverty interventions. Dr. Jung's scholarship centers on three main areas for generating questions:
Poverty measurement on a global scale
The relevance of community development in response to regional poverty
Informing the design of social welfare policies