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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
  • Mental Health


Dr. Jo’s research focus is public health nursing and nursing informatics. Her research focuses on applying informatics techniques to the promotion of vaccination and the prevention of infectious diseases. As part of Dr. Jo’s master’s program in nursing informatics, she developed a mobile application for gestational diabetes mellitus patients. Her primary topic of interest is infectious disease, and in 2015 she worked to control the MERS epidemic in Korea. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Jo’s research contributed to a greater understanding of nurses’ psychological responses, especially compassion fatigue, by identifying contributing factors for each socio-ecological level. Her current research is promoting the benefits of vaccination through engagement with the public and assisting nurses in their efforts to overcome the complex, multi-faceted negative psychological factors that arise during an infectious disease public health crisis.


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