Jiwon Choi, RN, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Institute for Health & Aging
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address490 Illinois Street, #12231
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral StudiesGraduate Division
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IllinoisPhD06/2005Nursing
    Korea University, Seoul, KoreaMSN02/1997Nursing
    Korea University, Seoul, KoreaBSN02/1994Nursing

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    Getting Asian Californians INFORMED to Promote Mental Wellness
    California Department of Public Health Jul 1, 2023 - Jun 30, 2024
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Description: The study will utilize an evidence-informed, culturally accepted health communication infrastructure to advance equitable access to a) credible and timely information, b) linkage to resources, and c) an environment for sharing and receiving peer support via a trusted platform.
    Facilitating COVID-19 At-Home Collection Testing among Korean American Families through Korean Schools in Northern California
    NIH/CDCC RP2 A03-5090Feb 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Description: The project aims to conduct a mixed-method study to test if a community-based intervention delivered by lay health educators (LHEs) increases the uptake of COVID-19 testing among Korean American families in Northern California.
    SHARE (Share History, Activity, Resilience, and Experience) project among Asian American older adult caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
    NIA/Rutgers RCMAR Apr 1, 2020 - Mar 31, 2022
    Role: Principal investigator
    Description: The purpose of the study is to conduct focus groups in Asian American caregivers and former caregivers whose role of actual caregiving ends in the death of their patients.
    Exploration of Built and Social Environments for Physical Activity for Korean American Women with the Docent Method
    UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health Jun 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021
    Role: Princial Investigator
    Description: The purpose of the study is to examine the relationship between physical activity and multi-levels of built and social environments using the docent method.

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    1. Understanding the caregiving experiences of Asian Indian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese American family care partners of persons living with dementia. Aging Ment Health. 2024 Mar-Apr; 28(3):473-481. Choi J, Ta Park V, Nguyen E, Jung A, Tsoh J. PMID: 37655598.
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    2. Engaging Asian American Communities During the COVID-19 Era Tainted With Anti-Asian Hate and Distrust. Am J Public Health. 2022 11; 112(S9):S864-S868. Cheng J, Tsoh JY, Guan A, Luu M, Nguyen IV, Tan R, Thao C, Yu E, Lor D, Pham M, Choi J, Kim M, Stewart SL, Burke NJ. PMID: 36108257; PMCID: PMC9707711.
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    3. A Pilot Study to Promote Active Living among Physically Inactive Korean American Women. J Community Health Nurs. 2021 Jan-Mar; 38(1):24-37. Choi J, Shin NM, Cooper B, Jih J, Janice T. PMID: 33682553; PMCID: PMC8442627.
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    4. Exploring Barriers to and Facilitators of Physical Activity among Korean American Women. West J Nurs Res. 2021 09; 43(9):817-827. Choi J, Cho J, Shin NM, Tsoh J. PMID: 33317420.
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    5. Serious psychological distress: A national study of Middle Eastern immigrants. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2021 Apr; 28(2):163-173. Alkaid Albqoor M, Chen JL, Weiss S, Waters C, Choi JW. PMID: 32363710.
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    6. Systematic review: Self-rated health of Arab immigrants in the United States. Public Health Nurs. 2019 09; 36(5):623-630. Alkaid Albqoor M, Chen JL, Weiss S, Waters C, Choi J. PMID: 31304997.
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    7. Does having a buddy help women with young children increase physical activity? Lessons learned from a pilot study. Women Health. 2019 02; 59(2):115-131. Choi J, Fukuoka Y. PMID: 29400630.
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    8. Spousal influence on physical activity in physically inactive pregnant women: A cross-sectional study. Health Care Women Int. 2018 03; 39(3):263-274. Choi J, Fukuoka Y. PMID: 29116912; PMCID: PMC6105360.
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    9. Self-Management Program for Heart Healthy Behavior Among Middle- and Old-Aged Korean Women at Risk for Metabolic Syndrome. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2017 Nov/Dec; 32(6):E8-E16. Shin NM, Choi J, Cho I, Park BJ. PMID: 28306702.
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    10. mHealth Physical Activity Intervention: A Randomized Pilot Study in Physically Inactive Pregnant Women. Matern Child Health J. 2016 May; 20(5):1091-101. Choi J, Lee JH, Vittinghoff E, Fukuoka Y. PMID: 26649879; PMCID: PMC4826820.
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    11. Self-portrait of Obese and Overweight Korean Women based on Lifetime Phase. Korean Journal of Adult Nursing. 2016 Jan 1; 28(6):701. Shin SN, Park PE, Choi CJ, Park PY, Jung JS. .
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    12. A Pilot Study of APN-led Self-management Program to Improve Cardiovascular Health Status among Korean Women with Risk Factors. Korean Journal of Adult Nursing. 2016 Jan 1; 28(2):237-245. Shin SN, Yoon YJ, Choi CJ, Park PY, Jeon JS. .
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    13. Family history and body mass index predict perceived risks of diabetes and heart attack among community-dwelling Caucasian, Filipino, Korean, and Latino Americans--DiLH Survey. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2015 Jul; 109(1):157-63. Fukuoka Y, Choi J, S Bender M, Gonzalez P, Arai S. PMID: 25931282; PMCID: PMC4470846.
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    14. Factors Associated with Underestimation of Weight Status among Caucasian, Latino, Filipino, and Korean Americans--DiLH Survey. Ethn Dis. 2015; 25(2):200-7. Choi J, Bender MS, Arai S, Fukuoka Y. PMID: 26118149; PMCID: PMC4534087.
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    15. Digital technology ownership, usage, and factors predicting downloading health apps among caucasian, filipino, korean, and latino americans: the digital link to health survey. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2014 Oct 22; 2(4):e43. Bender MS, Choi J, Arai S, Paul SM, Gonzalez P, Fukuoka Y. PMID: 25339246; PMCID: PMC4259923.
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    16. Gender differences in lay knowledge of type 2 diabetes symptoms among community-dwelling Caucasian, Latino, Filipino, and Korean adults - DiLH survey. Diabetes Educ. 2014 Nov-Dec; 40(6):778-85. Fukuoka Y, Bender MS, Choi J, Gonzalez P, Arai S. PMID: 25227121; PMCID: PMC4437506.
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    17. Randomized controlled trial lifestyle interventions for Asian Americans: a systematic review. Prev Med. 2014 Oct; 67:171-81. Bender MS, Choi J, Won GY, Fukuoka Y. PMID: 25086326; PMCID: PMC4167567.
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    18. The effects of physical activity and physical activity plus diet interventions on body weight in overweight or obese women who are pregnant or in postpartum: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Prev Med. 2013 Jun; 56(6):351-64. Choi J, Fukuoka Y, Lee JH. PMID: 23480971; PMCID: PMC3670949.
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    19. Physical activity, weight, and waist circumference in midlife women. Health Care Women Int. 2012; 33(12):1086-95. Choi J, Guiterrez Y, Gilliss C, Lee KA. PMID: 23153345; PMCID: PMC3563258.
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    20. Body mass index in multiethnic midlife women: influence of demographic characteristics and physical activity. Health Care Women Int. 2011 Dec; 32(12):1079-87. Choi J, Guiterrez Y, Gilliss C, Lee KA. PMID: 22087596; PMCID: PMC3308340.
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    21. Patterns of leisure time and non-leisure time physical activity of Korean immigrant women. Health Care Women Int. 2011 Feb; 32(2):140-53. Choi J, Wilbur J, Kim MJ. PMID: 21229429.
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    22. [Comparison of cardiovascular health status and health behaviors in Korean women based on household income]. J Korean Acad Nurs. 2010 Dec; 40(6):831-43. Park YJ, Shin NM, Yoon JW, Choi J, Lee SJ. PMID: 21336017.
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    23. Relationship between survivors’ perceived health status following acute coronary syndrome and depression symptoms during early recovery phase. Asian Nursing Research. 2010; 4(4):174-184. Shin N, Choi J.
    24. Correlates of leisure-time physical activity in Korean immigrant women. West J Nurs Res. 2008 Aug; 30(5):620-38. Choi J, Wilbur J, Miller A, Szalacha L, McAuley E. PMID: 18443207.
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    25. Acculturation and depressive symptoms in Korean immigrant women. J Immigr Minor Health. 2009 Feb; 11(1):13-9. Choi J, Miller A, Wilbur J. PMID: 17924193.
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    26. Environmental, policy, and cultural factors related to physical activity in urban, African American women. Women Health. 2002; 36(2):17-28. Wilbur J, Chandler P, Dancy B, Choi J, Plonczynski D. PMID: 12487138.
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