So Hyun Park, PhD, RN


PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
MSN, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
BSN, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea



Research Program

  • Childhood obesity
  • Child and family health
  • Minority health

My research interests focus on developing and testing interventions that help children, families, and communities work together to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. My current research examines the contributing factors for early childhood obesity within a multi-level context, including child and family, childcare setting, and community.



Park, S. H., Patil, C., & Norr, K. F. (in press). Korean Immigrant Motherhood: Child Rearing and Child Weight. Family & Community Health

Park, S. H., Kim, M. J., Park, C. G., McCreary, L., Patil, C., & Norr, K. F. (2015). Family Factors and BMI Among Korean-American Preschoolers. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 30(6), e101-e111

Kim, M. J., Park, C. G., McKenna, H., Ketefian, S., Park, S. H., Klopper, H., Lee, H., Kunaviktikul, W., Gregg, M., Daly, J., Coetzee, S., Juntasopeepun, P., Murashima, S., Keeney, S., & Khan, S. (2015). Quality of Nursing Doctoral Education in Seven Countries: Online Survey of Faculty and Students/Graduates. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 71 (5), 1098-1109

Kim, M. J., Park, C. G., Park, S. H., Khan, S., & Ketefian, S. (2014). Quality of Nursing Doctoral Education and Scholarly Performance in U.S. Schools of Nursing: Strategic Areas for Improvement. Journal of Professional Nursing, 30 (1), 10-18

Lee, C. Y., Lee, H., Jeon, K. M., Hong, Y. M., & Park, S. H. (2011). Self-Management Program for Obesity Control Among Middle-Aged Women in Korea: A Pilot Study. Japan Journal of Nursing Science, 8 (1), 66-75. doi:10.1111/j.1742-7924.2010.00160.x

Lee, C. Y., Lee, G. Y., Jeon, K. M., Park, S. H., Hong, Y. M., & Lee, H. (2009). Factors Influencing Stress Coping Behaviors of Elementary Students in Korea. Korean Society for Health Education and Promotion, 26 (5), 1-13

Kim, G. S., Kim, E. G., Lee, C. Y., Yoo, M. A., Park, S. H., & Kim, J. E. (2009). Obesity Related Factors in Middle-Aged Women: Comparison of Body Mass Index and/or Waist Circumference as Measures of Obesity. Journal of Korean Academy of Public Health Nursing, 23 (2), 273-284

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