Research

Sun Jae Jung, MD, MS, PhD

  • 2022- pres. Associate Professor. Yonsei University College of Medicine
  • 2018- 2022. Assistant Professor. Yonsei University College of Medicine
  • 2018- 2020. Visiting Scientist. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • 2016-2018. Yerby Post-doctoral Fellowship, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • 2011-2016 Resident, Research fellow, and Instructor in Preventive Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine
  • 2016. PhD of Biomedical Science, Seoul National University College of Medicine
  • 2013. MS of Medicine (Cancer research) , Seoul National University College of Medicine
  • 2009. MD, Yonsei University of College of Medicine

Sun  Jae Jung, MD, MS, PhD, is an associate professor at the Department of Preventive Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine.

Sun Jae completed her MD from Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea, and received her professional qualification in Preventive Medicine from Seoul National University College of Medicine. Sun Jae holds a PhD in Epidemiology from Seoul National University, Korea.

Her major research interest is the mutual association between mental diseases and physical health, using advanced epidemiological methods. Her interest includes works in PTSD, depression, suicide, non-suicidal self-injury, sleep disorders, and dementia research. In her PhD thesis, Sun Jae examined the association between lifetime body mass index and depression in later life. She has published studies on evaluating potential risk factors for depression including lifetime estrogen exposure, smoking, and body weight. Sun Jae’s current research focuses on the bi-directional association between physical health conditions such as cardiovascular/ endocrinal/reproductive factors and various mental health problems and the interaction between biological and social factors in suicide attempts in major databases from international and S.Korean big data. Her works were conducted mostly from Nurses’ Health Study II/ Korean Genome Epidemiologic Study (KoGES)/ Cardiovascular and Metabolic Etiology Research Center (CMERC), Health Examinees Study(HEXA), National Health Insurance Claim data of S. Korea, Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey(KNHANES), The Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey, and so on.

Also, she is focusing on assessing mental health status during and after COVID-19.

Dr. Jung’s Research Topics

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Epidemiologist/Psychiatric Epidemiologist/ Preventive Medicine Specialist/ Medical Doctor

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