Junhan Cho, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research Population and Public Health Sciences
Dr. Junhan Cho is an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Preventive Medicine in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He is the Director of Methodology and Statistics for the USC-Health, Emotion, & Addiction Laboratory (USC-HEAL), which conducts interdisciplinary research on mental health problems and health-related behaviors. With a strong interest to develop advanced research methodologies, Dr. Cho's research aims to address how diverse social contexts and psychological vulnerabilities intersect to increase risk of addictive behaviors. Based on his research background on Human Development and Family Science throughout master and doctoral programs, his studies incorporate both theoretical and methodological frameworks necessary to conducting longitudinal and prevention studies on youth health risk behaviors with a focus on the psychosocial processes influenced by family and community contexts. His current studies include: 1) developmental patterns of conjoint multiple health risk behaviors; 2) longitudinal risk and protective pathways linking early contextual stressors to mental health problems in adolescence; and 3) interaction of social contexts and biological factors influencing psychological vulnerability to addictive behaviors including substance use across adolescence and young adulthood.
Association of Cyberbullying Involvement With Subsequent Substance Use Among Adolescents.
J Adolesc Health. 2019 Nov;65(5):613-620. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.05.006. Epub 2019 Jul 17. PubMed PMID: 31326250; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6814523.
Multilevel Interaction Effects of Family and Community Factors on Mothers' Engagement in Evidence-Based Home Visiting.
Fam Community Health. 2019 Jul Sep;42(3):203-212. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000231. PubMed PMID: 31107731;
Anhedonia as a phenotypic marker of familial transmission of polysubstance use trajectories across midadolescence.
Psychol Addict Behav. 2019 Feb;33(1):15-25. doi: 10.1037/adb0000427. Epub 2018 Nov 19. PubMed PMID: 30451510; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6367042.
Flavored E-cigarette Use and Progression of Vaping in Adolescents.
Pediatrics. 2019 Nov;144(5). doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-0789. PubMed PMID: 31659004; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6856781.
Poly-product drug use disparities in adolescents of lower socioeconomic status: Emerging trends in nicotine products, marijuana products, and prescription drugs.
Behav Res Ther. 2019 Apr;115:103-110. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2018.11.014. Epub 2018 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 30558744; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6743974.