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Dr. Hee-Soon Juon

410-614-5410 (p)

Associate Professor, Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Research Summary

Dr. Juon’s research is focused on cancer control among minority population in developing and testing culturally integrated educational materials to increase breast and cervical cancer awareness in Asian American community. Current studies include Asian American Liver Cancer Education Program to develop and evaluate a community-based liver cancer educational intervention to increase liver cancer awareness among high risk groups of Hepatitis B infection including Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

Journal Citations

Choi KS, Lee S, Park EC, Kwak MS, Spring BJ, Juon HS. (2010). Comparison of breast cancer screening rates between Korean women in America versus Korea. Journal of Women's Health, 19, 1089- 1096. (DOI: 10.1089/jwj2009.1584)

Rimal RN, Juon HS, (2010). Use of the risk perception attitude (RPA) framework to understand information seeking and breast-cancer prevention behaviors of immigrant Indian women. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40, 287-310.

Somanchi M, Juon HS, Rimal R. (2010). Predictors of screening mammography among Asian Indian American women: A cross-sectional study in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. Journal of Women's Health. 19, 1-9. (DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2008.0873).

Lee S, Martinez G, Ma GX, Hsu CE, Robinson S, Bawa J, Juon HS. (2010). Barriers to Health Care Access in 13 Asian American Communities. American Journal of Health Behavior. 34(1), 21-30.

Lee S, Ma GX, Juon HS, Martinez G, Hsu CE, Bawa J. (2009). Assessing the needs and guiding the future: Findings from the health needs assessment in 13 Asian American communities of Maryland in the United States. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-009-9310-3.

Ayers J, Juon HS, Lee S, Park E. (2009). Hepatitis B vaccination prevalence and its predictors among Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, and Multiracial groups in NHANES. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

Juon HS, Choi KS, Park EC, Kwak MS, Lee S. (2009). Hepatitis B vaccinations among Koreans: Results from 2005 Korea National Cancer Screening Survey. BMC Infectious Diseases, 9, 185.

Juon HS, Green KM, Fothergill K, Kasper JD, Thorpe RJ, Ensminger ME. (2009). Welfare receipt trajectories of African American women followed for 30 years. Journal of Urban Health. DOI: 10.1007/s11524-009-9413-0

Bowie J, Juon HS, Lebrun LA, Dubay L, Curbow B, Thrope R, LaVist TA. (2009). Cancer prevention behaviors in low-income urban whites: An understudied problem. Journal of Urban Health. Doi: 10.1007/s11524-009-9391-2.

Lee S, Juon HS, Martinez G, Hsu CE, Robinson ES, Bawa J, Ma G. (2009). Model minority at risk: expressed needs of mental health by Asian American young adults. Journal of Community Health, 34, 144-152.

Ta VM, Juon HS, Gielen A, Steinwachs D, McFarlane E, Duggan A. (2008). A longitudinal analysis of depressive symptoms among Asian and Pacific Islander mothers at-risk for child maltreatment. Community Mental Health Journal.

Klassen AC, Smith KC, Shariff-Marco S, Juon HS. (2008). A healthy mistrust: how worldview relates to attitudes about breast cancer screening in a cross-sectional survey of low-income women. International Journal for Equity in Health, 7:5 (31 Jan 2008).

Bowie JV, Wells AM, Juon HS, Sydnor KD, Rodrigues E.(2008) How old are African American women when they receive their first mammogram? Results from a church-based study. Journal of Community Health,

Juon HS, Strong C, Oh TH, Castillo T, Tsai G, Oh Hsu LH. (2008). Public Health Model for Prevention of Liver Cancer among Asian Americans. Journal of Community Health.

Hsu CE, Liu CL, Juon HS, Chiu YW, Bawa J, Tillman U, Li M, Miller JA, Wang MQ (2007). Reducing Liver Cancer Disparities - A Community-based Hepatitis B Prevention Program for Asian American Communities in Maryland. Journal of National Medical Association, 99, 900-907.

Ta VM, Juon HS, Gielen A, Steinwachs D, Duggan A. (2007). Disparities in use of mental health and substance use services by Asian and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander women. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research,

Juon HS, Choi S, Klassen AC, Roter DL. (2006). The impact of a breast cancer screening intervention with Korean American women in Maryland. Cancer Detection & Prevention, 30, 297-305.

Cho J, Juon HS. (2006). Assessing Overweight and Obesity Risk Among Korean Americans in California Using World Health Organization Body Mass Index Criteria for Asians. Preventing Chronic Disease, 3(3), 1-11.

Juon HS, Kim MT, Shankar S, Han W. (2004). Predictors of adherence to screening mammography among Korean American women. Preventive Medicine, 39, 474-481.

Shin YH, Kim TI, Shin MS, Juon HS. (2004). Effect of acupressure on nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy for Korean postoperative stomach cancer patients. Cancer Nursing, 27(4), 267-274.

Juon HS, Seung-Lee C, Klassen AC. (2003). Predictors of regular Pap smears among Korean American women. Preventive Medicine, 37, 585-592.

Juon HS, Kim MT, Han H, Ryu J, Han W. (2003). Acculturation and cigarette smoking among Korean American men. Yonsei Medical Journal, 44(5), 875-882.

Klassen AC, Juon HS, Alberg A, Reid B, Meissner HI. (2003). Opportunities for oral cancer screening among older African American women. Preventive Medicine, 37(5), 499-506.

Juon HS, Han W, Shin H, Kim BK, Kim MT. (2003). Predictors of older Korean Americans' participation in colorectal cancer screening. Journal of Cancer Education, 18, 37-42.

Juon HS, Seo Y, Kim MT. (2002). Breast and cervical cancer screening among Korean American elderly women. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 6(4), 228-235.

Kim MT, Juon HS, Hill MN, Post W, Kim BK. (2001). Cardiovascular disease risk factors in Korean American elderly. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 23(3), 269-282.

Shin H, Kim MT, Juon HS, Kim J, Kim BK. (2000). Patterns and factors associated with health care utilization among Korean American elderly. Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Journal of Health, 8(2), 116-129.

Juon HS, Choi Y, Kim MT. (2000) Cancer screening behaviors among Korean American women. Cancer Detection and Prevention, 24 (6), 589-601.


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