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Jimi Huh, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research Preventive Medicine
Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
SSB 302Y 2001 N. Soto Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 8240


Dr.Jimi Huh has joined the University of Southern California in 2011. She has a background in psychology and epidemiology, with specific interests in the topics of health disparities, acculturation and immigrant health. Since joining IPR, she has expanded her research to include developmental aspects of various health behaviors and has acquired various analytic skills, with special emphasis on multilevel modeling, mixture growth curve modeling, piecewise growth curve model, latent class analysis and latent transition analysis. Her past project, funded by Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) examines cultural influences on tobacco use and environmental exposure to smoking among Korean American emerging adults (KAEA), using mixed methods. Her recent work also includes applying innovative statistical models pertinent to Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) data such as mixed-effects location scale model and time-varying effect models. Her current project assesses ecological contexts of smoking among KAEA using mobile device. She plans to develop a culturally-tailored ecological momentary intervention to curb smoking among KAEA.


Momentary assessment of physical activity intention-behavior coupling in adults. Transl Behav Med. 2017 Feb 02. View in: PubMed

RE-AIM Analysis of a School-Based Nutrition Education Intervention in Kindergarteners. J Sch Health. 2017 Jan; 87(1):36-46. View in: PubMed

Associations of Affective Responses During Free-Living Physical Activity and Future Physical Activity Levels: an Ecological Momentary Assessment Study. Int J Behav Med. 2016 Dec 22. View in: PubMed

Correlates of sun protection behaviors among Hispanic children residing in a high UV environment. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2016 Dec 20. View in: PubMed

Examining acute bi-directional relationships between affect, physical feeling states, and physical activity in free-living situations using electronic ecological momentary assessment. J Behav Med. 2016 Oct 20. View in: PubMed

The Role of Assimilating to the US Culture and the Relationship Between Neighborhood Ethnic Composition and Dietary Intake Among Hispanic Youth. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2016 Oct 17. View in: PubMed

Using Ecological Momentary Assessment to Identify Common Smoking Situations Among Korean American Emerging Adults. Prev Sci. 2016 Oct; 17(7):892-902. View in: PubMed

Correlates of Perceived Smoking Prevalence Among Korean American Emerging Adults. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Oct; 18(5):1183-9. View in: PubMed

Progression of Poly-tobacco Product Use Patterns in Adolescents. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Oct; 51(4):513-7. View in: PubMed

Longitudinal Associations between Anhedonia and Internet-Related Addictive Behaviors in Emerging Adults. Comput Human Behav. 2016 Sep; 62:475-479. View in: PubMed

Daily Associations of Stress and Eating in Mother-Child Dyads. Health Educ Behav. 2016 Aug 16. View in: PubMed

Within-Day Time-Varying Associations Between Behavioral Cognitions and Physical Activity in Adults. J Sport Exerc Psychol. 2016 Aug; 38(4):423-434. View in: PubMed

The E-cigarette Social Environment, E-cigarette Use, and Susceptibility to Cigarette Smoking. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Jul; 59(1):75-80. View in: PubMed

Premenstrual symptoms and smoking-related expectancies. Addict Behav. 2016 Jun; 57:38-41. View in: PubMed

Tobacco Withdrawal Amongst African American, Hispanic, and White Smokers. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 Jun; 18(6):1479-87. View in: PubMed

Social contexts of momentary craving to smoke among Korean American emerging adults. Addict Behav. 2016 May; 56:23-9. View in: PubMed

Intraindividual covariation between e-cigarette and combustible cigarette use in Korean American emerging adults. Psychol Addict Behav. 2016 Mar; 30(2):246-51. View in: PubMed

Physical Activity and Variation in Momentary Behavioral Cognitions: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study. J Phys Act Health. 2016 Mar; 13(3):344-51. View in: PubMed

Patterns of Alternative Tobacco Product Use: Emergence of Hookah and E-cigarettes as Preferred Products Amongst Youth. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Feb; 58(2):181-5. View in: PubMed

Momentary Assessment of Psychosocial Stressors, Context, and Asthma Symptoms in Hispanic Adolescents. Behav Modif. 2016 Jan; 40(1-2):257-80. View in: PubMed

Momentary assessment of contextual influences on affective response during physical activity. Health Psychol. 2015 Dec; 34(12):1145-53. View in: PubMed

Patterns of sun protective behaviors among Hispanic children in a skin cancer prevention intervention. Prev Med. 2015 Dec; 81:303-8. View in: PubMed

Involuntary Tobacco Smoking Exposure Among Korean American Emerging Adults: A Qualitative Study. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Nov 30. View in: PubMed

Effects of high-sugar and high-fiber meals on physical activity behaviors in Latino and African American adolescents. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Sep; 23(9):1886-94. View in: PubMed

Psychosocial Factors Associated With Adolescent Electronic Cigarette and Cigarette Use. Pediatrics. 2015 Aug; 136(2):308-17. View in: PubMed

Investigating within-day and longitudinal effects of maternal stress on children's physical activity, dietary intake, and body composition: Protocol for the MATCH study. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Jul; 43:142-54. View in: PubMed

The time-varying association between perceived stress and hunger within and between days. Appetite. 2015 Jun 1; 89:145-51. View in: PubMed

Association of usual self-reported dietary intake with ecological momentary measures of affective and physical feeling states in children. Appetite. 2015 May 29; 92:314-321. View in: PubMed

Clustering of modifiable biobehavioral risk factors for chronic disease in US adults: a latent class analysis. Perspect Public Health. 2014 Nov; 134(6):331-8. View in: PubMed

Acculturation and perceived discrimination: Predictors of substance use trajectories from adolescence to emerging adulthood among Hispanics. Addict Behav. 2014 Sep; 39(9):1293-6. View in: PubMed

Place matters in perceived tobacco exposure among korean american young adults: mixed methods approach. Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Jul; 49(8):1054-63. View in: PubMed

Toward a multidimensional understanding of residential neighborhood: A latent profile analysis of Los Angeles neighborhoods and longitudinal adult excess weight. Health Place. 2014 May; 27:134-41. View in: PubMed

Momentary Negative Moods and Being With Friends Precede Cigarette Use Among Korean American Emerging Adults. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Apr 22. View in: PubMed

Momentary assessment of affect, physical feeling states, and physical activity in children. Health Psychol. 2014 Mar; 33(3):255-63. View in: PubMed

The interaction of social networks and child obesity prevention program effects: The pathways trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Feb 25. View in: PubMed

Self-Construal as a Predictor of Korean American Women's Intention to Vaccinate Daughters against Human Papillomavirus. Asian Am J Psychol. 2014 Jan; 5(2):96-105. View in: PubMed

Cigarettes, culture, and Korean American emerging adults: an exploratory qualitative study. West J Nurs Res. 2013 Oct; 35(9):1205-21. View in: PubMed

Transitional life events and trajectories of cigarette and alcohol use during emerging adulthood: latent class analysis and growth mixture modeling. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2013 Sep; 74(5):727-35. View in: PubMed

Changes in friends' and parental influences on cigarette smoking from early through late adolescence. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Jul; 53(1):132-8. View in: PubMed

Executive function and latent classes of childhood obesity risk. J Behav Med. 2012 Jan 5. View in: PubMed

Identifying patterns of eating and physical activity in children: a latent class analysis of obesity risk. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Mar; 19(3):652-8. View in: PubMed

Demographic profiles of smokeless tobacco users in the U. S. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Jul; 37(1):29-34. View in: PubMed

Use of propensity score matching in evaluating smokeless tobacco as a gateway to smoking. Nicotine Tob Res. 2009 Apr; 11(4):455-62. View in: PubMed

Income volatility and psychological depression. Am J Community Psychol. 2009 Mar; 43(1-2):57-70. View in: PubMed

Do smokers of specialty and conventional cigarettes differ in their dependence on nicotine? Addict Behav. Do smokers of specialty and conventional cigarettes differ in their dependence on nicotine? Addict Behav. 2009 Feb; 34(2):204-11. View in: PubMed

The impact of nativity on chronic diseases, self-rated health and comorbidity status of Asian and Hispanic immigrants. J Immigr Minor Health. 2008 Apr; 10(2):103-18. View in: PubMed

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