Profile picture of Sunyoung Ahn

Sunyoung Ahn

Sunyoung Ahn, PhD. is a Senior Policy Associate and Assistant Professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Child and Human Development. Currently, Dr. Ahn is supporting Home Visiting-Improvement Action Center Team (HV-ImpACT) and the Head Start National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness (NCECHW). Dr. Ahn’s primary roles on these projects include, Technical Assistance and Training, policy analysis on the State and National level, supporting pilot projects, and product development. Dr. Ahn also serves as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Act Early Ambassador to Maryland. The Act Early Ambassador program is designed to develop a network of state-level experts who promote developmental monitoring and screening and improve early identification practices.

Dr. Ahn worked as a professional development facilitator on the school and district levels. She provided technical assistance by developing workshops, training teachers and leaders, and supporting systems change implementations. Dr. Ahn is also a certified CSEFEL (Center on the Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning) trainer and coach and worked closely with daycare and early childhood professionals. Prior to her current position, Dr. Ahn held a position as an Early Intervention Service Coordinator in Virginia and contributed to State initiatives to build systems’ capacity to improve Infant Mental Health and Part C services.

Dr. Ahn can be reached at


  • University of Kansas, PhD in Special Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Special Education
  • Early Intervention
  • Language Access and inclusion
  • Developmental monitoring and screening