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Soojung Jo

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Areas of Expertise

  • Public Health Nursing
  • Health Promotion
  • Nursing Informatics

School of Nursing Research Area(s)

  • Health Promotion and Population Health


Dr. Jo’s research focuses on public health nursing and nursing informatics, with a deep commitment to leveraging informatics techniques for the promotion and prevention of infectious diseases. Her previous work ranges from developing a mobile application for gestational diabetes mellitus patients during her master’s program to investigations into the psychological well-being of nurses, especially focusing on compassion fatigue, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on her work during the 2015 MERS outbreak in Korea, Dr. Jo became interested in understanding the influence of social media on health information sharing and has since researched its effects on health behavior.

Currently, Dr. Jo’s research primarily focuses on vaccine hesitancy, targeting the residents of Indiana to determine the contributing factors and the determinants of their vaccine acceptance. She is also working on research about the dynamics of public sentiment on social media, understanding the causes behind vaccine hesitancy and its reflection in online discussions.


  • PhD, Arizona State University
  • MSN, Seoul National University
  • BSN, Kyung Hee University