Cho, June I

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1720 2nd Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35294-1210

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Education
PhD University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
MSN Yonse University, Seoul, Korea
BSN Catholic University, Seoul, Korea Biography
Dr. Cho has been appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Family/Child Health and Caregiving Department at the UAB School of Nursing since August 1, 2008. Dr. Cho received her BSN and MSN degrees from Catholic University and Yonsei University, both in Korea. After more than a decade of clinical experience at a major medical center in Korea, Dr. Cho entered the graduate program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, from which she received PhD in 2005. Dr. Cho was a recipient of a two-year NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Of numerous workshops she attended, two are significant: Grant Writing and Teaching Excellence Institutes, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Large-Scale Data Management in Washington, DC. Dr. Cho is a member of SNRS and SRCD.
Research Interests:
  • Gender effects on mother-infant interactions
  • Gender differences on infant health, cognitive and motor development
  • Biological and social factors beyond gender on infant health and development
  • Biomedical measurement
  • Maternal depressive symptoms
  • Attributes of child and mother for child development and school readiness
  • Observational and longitudinal methods
  • Large-scale data analysis
  • Quality of childcare (parental and non-parental childcare arrangement) for child development and school readiness
  • Intervention for medically at-risk infants and their mothers
Clinical Interests:
  • Gender disparities in child health and development
  • Premature infants
  • Medically fragile infants
  • Infants seropositive for HIV
  • Perinatal care, mother-infant interaction, and child development
Publications/Presentations
J. Cho, D. Holditch-Davis, & M. Belyea: Gender and Racial Differences in Looking and Talking Behaviors of Mothers and Their 3-Year-Old Prematurely Born Children. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 22(5), 356-367, (2007).
J. Cho, D. Holditch-Davis, & M. Miles: Effects of Maternal Depressive Symptoms and Infant Gender on the Interactions between Mothers and Their Medically At-Risk Infants. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 37(1), 58-70, (2008).
J. Cho, D. Holditch-Davis, M. Miles, & M. Belyea: Effects of Gender on the Interactions Between Mothers and Their Medically At-Risk Infants. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 27(1), 89-105.
J. Cho, T. Schwartz, & V. Neelon: Effects of Gender and SES on Mother-Infant Interactions (paper). Southern Nursing Research Society 22nd Annual Conference, Birmingham, AL. 02/21 - 02/23/08.
J. Cho, D. Holditch-Davis, M. Miles, & M. Belyea: Effects of Gender on the Interactions between Mothers and Their Medically At-Risk Infants (poster). Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, 03/28 - 04/01/07.
J. Cho, D. Holditch-Davis, M. Miles, & M. Belyea: Effects of Maternal Depressive Symptoms and Gender on the Interactions between Mothers and Their Medically At-Risk Infants (paper). Southern Nursing Research Society 21st Annual Conference, Galveston, TX. 02/21 - 02/24/07.
J. Cho, D. Holditch-Davis, M. Miles, & M. Belyea: Effect of Gender on the Interactions between Mothers and Their Prematurely Born Infants (paper). Southern Nursing Research Society 20th Annual Conference, Memphis, TN. 02/02 - 02/04/06.
Honors
2005 - 2007 The National Institute of Nursing Research, Postdoctoral Fellowship
2004 - 2005 School of Nursing Scholarship, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
2001 – 2003 The National Institute of Nursing Research, Predoctoral Fellowship
2000 – 2001 Glaxo Scholarship
2000 Carrington Scholarship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill