• Indiana University, Ph.D., 2003
  • Indiana University, M.S., 1994
  • Seoul National University, B.B.A, 1987


  • Q502 Intermediate Statistics in Public Health
  • Q602 Multivariate Statistical Analysis


  • President for 2014-2015 and Board of Directors for 2010-2016, American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB)
  • Editorial Board, World Journal of Methodology, 2011-2019
  • Grant Reviewer, NSF, FAMRI, and Florida Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Grant
  • Director, Tobacco, Obesity, and Behavior Wellness Research Working Group (TobWell), 2006-present
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Fictional Stability and Lived Precariousness in Korean Society: Multidimensional, Life-course and Multilevel Approach (2015-2018), funded by the Korean National Research Foundation (NRF-2015S1A3A2046566)
  • Principal Investigator, Evaluation of indoor and outdoor smoking ban policy of the Seoul Metropolitan City (2015), funded by Seoul City (20151001473-00).
  • Principal Investigator, Model development to predict youth in crisis of suicide and cyberbullying and real-time consultation modules through social big data analysis (2014-2015), funded by the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (I0114-14-1016)
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Epi-Demos-cracy of Disease, Health, and Happiness: Application of Mixed Methods and Fuzzy-set QCA (2013-2015), funded by the Korean National Research Foundation (NRF-2012S1A3A2033416)
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Process and long-term evaluation of a lifestyle intervention for metabolic syndrome (2010-2013), funded by the Korean National Research Foundation (NRF-2010-0004016)
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Evaluation of Welborn Baptist Foundations's HEROES (Healthy, Energetic, Ready, Outstanding, Enthusiastic, Schools) Initiative to Prevent Childhood Obesity (2009-2014), funded by the Welborn Baptist Foundation (4443017)
  • Principal Investigator, Effect of Campus-wide Smokefree Air Policy on Students' Tobacco Use, Belief and Quit Attempts and Intentions (2008-2010), funded by the RTI International (5-312-0210172)
  • Principal Investigator, Prevention of High-Risk Drinking (2007-2009), funded by the US Department of Education (Q184H070007)
  • Principal Investigator, Evaluation of Black and Minority Health Fair Follow-up Health Counseling and Education Program (2006-2008), funded by the Indiana State Department of Health (EDS A70-6-008002)
  • Principal Investigator, Effect of Bloomington and Monroe County public smoking ban on incidence of acute myocardial infarction and secondary analysis of Indiana Youth Tobacco Survey data set (2005-2006), funded by the American Institutes for Research (00001-1784.009)