Dr. Cho joined the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), School of Nursing (SON) faculty in August 2018. She came to the UNLV from Duke University, where she was an associate professor at the School of Nursing. Prior to her tenure at Duke, she had been with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as assistant professor and a senior scientist at the Civitan International Research Center. Both at Duke University and UAB, she taught evidence-based practice, research methods, research practicum and directed scholarship, and nursing informatics. She also taught applied statistics within the PhD program. She also served as Clinical Instructor and Director of Nursing Education in St. Mary’s Hospital, an affiliate of the Catholic University in Seoul, Korea.
Her clinical experience, which includes more than 20 years in Korea and the US, has been primarily in pediatric nursing.
Dr. Cho completed her BSN and MSN at the Catholic University and Yonsei University in South Korea, earned her PhD at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNI-CH) in 2005, and completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at UNC-CH in 2007.
Dr. Cho successfully completed an R21 project. An R01 grant followed in 2014 titled “Testosterone and Cortisol Levels in Infant Health and Development.” In this research study, she investigated associations between hormonal biomarkers (blood and salivary testosterone and cortisol levels) and neonatal health and growth, infant health and cognitive/motor/ language/socioemotional/behavioral development, mother-infant interactions, and maternal mental health and lifestyle behaviors longitudinally between birth to 24 months corrected age (CA) for prematurity in very-low-birthweight (VLBW, BW < 1,500 gm) infants and their mothers.
Awards, recognitions, or group affiliations
In 2018, Dr. Cho became an Affiliate Member of the Graduate Faculty at UNLV Graduate College. In 2019, she became both Community Faculty and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the UNLV School of Medicine, as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.