Experiences & Accomplishments
Dr. Cho is a trained behavior scientist and epidemiologist. Her primary research interests are the psycho-social problems caused by cancer and its treatment. Dr. Cho is leading several qualitative and quantitative observational studies and clinical trials to find out the needs of cancer patients and their families, as well as to develop and implement the education programs both in clinic and in communities. As part of her work, she has had to develop or validate a variety of measuring tools for survivorship and health-related quality of life for cancer survivors in Korea and other Asian countries.
Dr. Cho is also the co-PI of the Kangbuk Samsung Cohort Study, a collaboration between the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, to evaluate risk factors for chronic disease and to understand the natural history of disease in a cohort of over 400,000 Korean men and women with detailed health exam data. In this cohort, Dr. Cho is particularly interested in identifying novel psychosocial risk factors of cancer and its progression.
Dr. Cho is currently the Head of Cancer Education Division at the Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul Korea and the Chair of the Department of Clinical Research Design and Evaluation at SAIHST, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea.
Honors & Awards
2014 Outstanding Faculty Research Awards, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
2014 Outstanding Research Awards, International Breast Cancer Symposium, Jeju, Korea
2013 Technical Advisory Committee, Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
2010 Young Alumni Award, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
2007 Sejong Scholarship, Sejong Scholarship Foundation in America, Ellicott City, MD, USA
2007 The Carol Eliasberg Martin Scholarship in Cancer Prevention, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
2005 International Peace Scholarship, Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O), USA
1999 Fulbright International Scholarship, J.William Fulbright Association, USA
Selected publicatons from the last 3 years:
A longitudinal study of age-related changes in intraocular pressure: the Kangbuk Samsung Health Study.
Zhao D, Kim MH, Pastor-Barriuso R, Chang Y, Ryu S, Zhang Y, Rampal S, Shin H, Kim JM, Friedman DS, Guallar E, Cho J.
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci</span>. 2014 Sep 2;55(10):6244-50