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June Cho
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June Cho, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Cho joined the DUSON faculty in July, 2015. She came to Duke from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where she was an assistant professor in the School of Nursing and a senior scientist at the Civitan International Research Center. At UAB, she taught evidence-based practice, research methods, and nursing informatics courses within the school's undergraduate and graduate programs, and taught applied statistics within PhD program. Her clinical experience, which spans 20 years, has been primarily in pediatric nursing, although she also served as Director of Nursing Education in St. Mary’s Hospital, an affiliate of Catholic University in Seoul, Korea.

    Dr. Cho completed her MSN at Yonsei University in South Korea, earned her PhD at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2005, and completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2007. She successfully completed two pilot studies, and following completion of an R21 project, her research team was awarded a new R01 project (“Testosterone and Cortisol Levels in Infant Health and Development”) in 2014. In this research study, she is investigating associations of steroid hormonal (testosterone and cortisol) levels with very-low-birthweight (VLBW) infant health and growth outcomes, mother-infant interactions, and infant cognitive/motor/language development.

    Academic Program Affiliations

    Education

    PhDUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
    MSNYonsei University, South Korea
    BSNCatholic University (South Korea)

    Research Interests

    • Gender differences in infant health and development, mother-infant interactions, and infant cognitive/motor/language development among very-low-birthweight (VLBW, birthweight less than 1,500 gm) infants
    • Associations between steroid hormonal (testosterone and cortisol) levels and VLBW infant health and growth outcomes, mother-infant interactions, and infant cognitive/motor/language development
    • Associations of steroid hormonal (testosterone and cortisol) levels with maternal and infant psychophysiological outcomes, e.g., maternal depressive symptoms and infant socioemotional problems
    • Effects of pre- and post-natal glucocorticoids on VLBW infant health and developmental outcome • The ratio of testosterone to cortisol in mother-infant interactions and maternal and infant psychophysiological outcomes
    • Validation of the use of blood and saliva samples for maternal and infant psychophysiological outcomes between LC-MS and EIA procedures
    • Role of steroidal hormones in an animal model of autism spectrum disorders
    • A comprehensive measurement (multi-prong approach) to early evaluation of neurobehavioral development problems
    • Epidemiologic study of an early evaluation for neurobehavioral development problems among VLBW infants, e.g., role of steroidal hormones in infant health, behavior, and development.