University at Buffalo

Hanna Suh

Hanna Suh

Assistant Professor


Specialty/Research Focus

Diversity; Clinical and Career Counseling; Community Wellness; Global Issues; Immigrant Issues; Meditation, Mental Health and Wellness; Mental Health

Contact Information
409 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-2484

Professional Summary:

My primary research interest lies in examining stress and resilience, with an emphasis on exploring the feasibility and effectiveness of wellness-promoting interventions. Specifically, I research personal factors (e.g., perfectionism) that precipitate stress-proneness, and ways to enhance optimal functioning through mindfulness-based interventions. I draw attention to whether cultivating mindfulness increase eudaimonic well-being and am interested in the meaning-making process as a mechanism through which well-being is built and experienced. I frequently use online modalities for interventions.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, University of Florida, Counseling Psychology (2016)
  • MA, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, Psychology (2011)
  • BA, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, Psychology (2009)
Awards and Honors:
  • 2018 Leadership Academy Early Career Professional; Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology), American Psychological Association; 2018-01-11;
Journal Article:
  • Suh, H., Gnilka, P., & Rice, K. G. (2017). Perfectionism and well-being: A positive psychology framework. Personality and Individual Differences, 111, 25-30. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2017.01.041
  • Wimberley, T. E., Mintz, L. B., & Suh, H. (2016). Perfectionism and mindfulness: Effectiveness of a bibliotherapy intervention. Mindfulness, 7, 433-444.
  • Allan, B., Bott, E., & Suh, H. (2015). Connecting mindfulness and meaning in life: Exploring the role of authenticity. Mindfulness, 6, 996-1003.
  • Suh, H., Rice, K. G., & Wimberley, T. (2017, May). An online mindfulness-based intervention for perfectionists. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.;
Professional Service:
  • Faculty Committee Chair, Korean Psychologists Network, Division 17 (Counseling Psychology), American Psychological Association
  • Faculty Committee Member, International Section, Division 17 (Counseling Psychology), American Psychological Association
  • Reviewed 20+ APA poster submissions for Div 17 (Counseling psychology)

    Contact Information

    409 Baldy Hall
    North Campus
    Phone: (716) 645-2484