Keck School Faculty

Junhan Cho
Junhan Cho
Assistant Professor of Research Preventive Medicine
Preventive Medicine
SSB 2001 N. Soto Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
Dr. Junhan Cho is an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Preventive Medicine in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He is the Director of Methodology and Statistics for the USC-Health, Emotion, & Addiction Laboratory (USC-HEAL), which conducts interdisciplinary research on mental health problems and health-related behaviors. With a strong interest to develop advanced research methodologies, Dr. Cho's research aims to address how diverse social contexts and psychological vulnerabilities intersect to increase risk of addictive behaviors. Based on his research background on Human Development and Family Science throughout master and doctoral programs, his studies incorporate both theoretical and methodological frameworks necessary to conducting longitudinal and prevention studies on youth health risk behaviors with a focus on the psychosocial processes influenced by family and community contexts. His current studies include: 1) developmental patterns of conjoint multiple health risk behaviors; 2) longitudinal risk and protective pathways linking early contextual stressors to mental health problems in adolescence; and 3) interaction of social contexts and biological factors influencing psychological vulnerability to addictive behaviors including substance use across adolescence and young adulthood.

Flavored E-cigarette Use and Progression of Vaping in Adolescents Pediatrics. 2019 Nov; 144(5). . View in PubMed

Association of Cyberbullying Involvement With Subsequent Substance Use Among Adolescents J Adolesc Health. 2019 Jul 17. . View in PubMed

Multilevel Interaction Effects of Family and Community Factors on Mothers' Engagement in Evidence-Based Home Visiting Fam Community Health. 2019 Jul/Sep; 42(3):203-212. . View in PubMed

Poly-product drug use disparities in adolescents of lower socioeconomic status: Emerging trends in nicotine products, marijuana products, and prescription drugs Behav Res Ther. 2019 Apr; 115:103-110. . View in PubMed

Anhedonia as a phenotypic marker of familial transmission of polysubstance use trajectories across midadolescence Psychol Addict Behav. 2019 Feb; 33(1):15-25. . View in PubMed

Longitudinal Associations Between Anhedonia and Body Mass Index Trajectory Groups Among Adolescents J Adolesc Health. 2018 07; 63(1):81-87. . View in PubMed

Prevalence of Tanning Addiction and Behavioral Health Conditions among Ethnically and Racially Diverse Adolescents J Invest Dermatol. 2018 07; 138(7):1511-1517. . View in PubMed

Diminished alternative reinforcement as a mechanism linking conduct problems and substance use in adolescence: a longitudinal examination Addiction. 2018 06; 113(6):1139-1148. . View in PubMed

Developmental Pathways from Parental Socioeconomic Status to Adolescent Substance Use: Alternative and Complementary Reinforcement J Youth Adolesc. 2018 02; 47(2):334-348. . View in PubMed

Association of Digital Media Use With Subsequent Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Among Adolescents JAMA. 2018 07 17; 320(3):255-263. . View in PubMed

Characterizing Polytobacco Use Trajectories and Their Associations With Substance Use and Mental Health Across Mid-Adolescence Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 08 14; 20(suppl_1):S31-S38. . View in PubMed

Association of Reported Concern About Increasing Societal Discrimination With Adverse Behavioral Health Outcomes in Late Adolescence JAMA Pediatr. 2018 10 01; 172(10):924-933. . View in PubMed

Associations between anhedonia and marijuana use escalation across mid-adolescence Addiction. 2017 Dec; 112(12):2182-2190. . View in PubMed

Development and Validation of the Masculine Attributes Questionnaire Am J Mens Health. 2017 07; 11(4):941-951. . View in PubMed

Risk and Protective Processes Predicting Rural African American Young Men's Substance Abuse Am J Community Psychol. 2016 12; 58(3-4):422-433. . View in PubMed

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