So Hyun Park

PhD, RN
Associate Professor
So Hyun Park

Contact Information

Office Location
SCN 431
Phone
(850) 644-5101
Fax
(850) 644-7660

EDUCATION: 

PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
MSN, Yonsei University
BSN, Yonsei University

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

Registered Nurse, FL
Registered Nurse, NY
Registered Nurse, Republic of Korea

 

HONORS and AWARDS

Provost’s Faculty Travel Grant, Florida State University (2015). 

Graduate Student Merit Award, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Lambda Chapter (2014). 

Virginia M. Ohlson Scholarship, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing (2013). 

Global Korean Nursing Foundation Research Scholarship, Global Korean Nursing Foundation (2013).

Seth and Denise Rosen Memorial Research Award, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing (2013).

Chancellor's Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate College (2012–2014).

Korean Nurses Association of Chicago Scholarship, Korean Nurses Association of Chicago (2012). 

Academy of International Leadership Development Scholarship, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing (2012). 

Global Korean Nursing Foundation PhD Fellowship, Global Korean Nursing Foundation (2010). 

 

BIOGRAPHY 

Dr. Park has been conducting research that seeks to comprehensively understand the multitude of factors contributing to childhood obesity. She has conducted different types of research, including quantitative and qualitative studies, psychometric analysis, and secondary data analysis. Her research interests focus on developing and testing interventions that help children, families, and communities work together to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. Her current research is testing the feasibility and impact of a mentoring program utilizing college students as mentors to increase the level of physical activity in preschoolers who live with their grandparents. The study has the potential to support interventions of significant value to a vulnerable population and addresses a crucial public health problem at a point in children’s lives when they are establishing lifelong habits. 

 

PUBLICATIONS 

Park, S. H., & Min, H. (under review). Promoting a healthy childcare environment: A focus group study of childcare providers’ perspectives.      

Kim, A. C. H., Park, S. H., Kim, S., & Fontes-Comber, A. (under review). Systematic review of the psychological and social outcomes of sport participation for older adults. 
 
Park, S. H., & Cormier, E. (2018). Influence of Siblings on Child Health Behaviors and Obesity: A systematic review. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(7), 2069-2081. doi: 10.1007/s10826-018-1049-9

Park, S. H. (2017). Asian Parents’ Pperception of Child Weight Status: A Systematic Review.      
Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26, 2363-2373.

Park, S. H., Park, C. G., McCreary, L., & Norr, K. (2017). Cognitive Interviews for Validating the Family Nutrition Physical Activity Instrument for Korean-American Families with     Young Children. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 36, 1-6.     
 
Park, S. H., Patil, C., & Norr, K. F. (2016). Korean-American Motherhood: Child Rearing and Child Weight. Family and Community Health, 39(1), 3-12. doi:10.1097/FCH.0000000000000084

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. doi:10.1111/jan.12606

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. doi:doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2015.06.006

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. doi:10.1016/j.profnurs.2013.06.005

 
FUNDED GRANTS 

Park, S. H. & Kim, A. (September 2018 – August 2019). A mentoring program using college students to increase physical activity among preschoolers living with their grandparents: A pilot study. Funded by the Global Korean Nursing Foundation Mi Ja Kim Research Grant. Total Award $10,000. PI: Park