Seung Hee Choi, PhD, RN

Seung Hee Choi, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

 350 Cohn, 5557 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
hc0054@wayne.edu
313-577-8945

Office hours

Fridays, 2-3 p.m.

Research profile

Seung Hee Choi, PhD, RN

Bio Sketch

As a behavioral scientist and nurse researcher, Dr. Choi has focused on smoking behavior and its impact on health outcomes among underserved populations such as blue collar workers, cancer patients and smoker couples where at least one partner smokes. Dr. Choi has published 26 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals with moderate- to high-impact factors ranging from 0.90 to 5.04. One of her papers has been selected as a Top 10% Most Cited Paper by Plos One in 2019. She has delivered more than 33 presentations at international, national and regional conferences. Dr. Choi has been chosen as a New Investigator Award Winner for Best Abstracts by the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco in 2018 and has co-authored one book chapter about nursing research.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2014
  • PhD, University of Michigan, 2012
  • MSN, Seould National University, 2008
  • BSN, Inha University, 2000

Research Interests

  • Smoking behavior and its impact on health outcomes among underserved populations

Selected publications

  • Choi, S. H. Stommel, M., Broman, C., Raheb-Rauckis, C. (2022). Age of Smoking Initiation in Relation to Multiple Health Risk Factors Among U.S. Adult Smokers: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data (2006 – 2018). Behavioral Medicine. 2022:1-8. https://doi.org/10.1080/08964289.2022.2060930.
  • Choi, S. H. (2022). A Systematic Review and Narrative Summary of Couple-based Smoking Cessation Interventions. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. doi: 10.1177/02654075211070272.
  • Choi, S. H., Stommel, M., Ling, J., Noonan, D., Chung, J. (2020). The impact of smoking and multiple health behaviors on all-cause mortality. Behavioral Medicine. 2020:1-8. doi: 10.1080/08964289.2020.1796570.
  • Broman, C., Wright, M. K., Choi, S. H., & Wang, Y. (2020). Heavy substance use in young adulthood. Journal of Substance Use. doi: 10.1080/14659891.2020.176036
  • Choi, S. H., Ling, J., Noonan, D., Kim, W. (2019). Smoking Behavior and Social Contexts Associated with Smoking Among Dual-Smoker Couples. Public Health Nursing (impact factor: 1.111)
  • Ling, J., Stommel, M., Choi, S. H. (2018). Attempts to Lose Weight among U.S. Children: Importance of Weight Perceptions from Self, Parents, and Health Professionals. Obesity (Impact Factor: 3.61)
  • Choi, S. H., Chan, R., Lehto, R. H. (2018). Relationships between smoking status and psychological distress, optimism, and health environment perceptions at time of diagnosis of actual or suspected lung cancer. Cancer Nursing (impact factor: 2.017)
  • Noonan, D., Silva, S., Nurju, J., Bishop, T., Fish, L., Simmons, L. A., Choi, S. H., Pollak, K. (2018). Feasibility of a text-based smoking cessation intervention in rural older adults: Project Wise. Health Education Research. cyx080-cyx080 (impact factor: 1.667)
  • Choi, S. H., Duffy, S. A. (2017). Analysis of health behavior theories for clustering of health behaviors. Journal of Addictions Nursing. 28(4), 203-209. (impact factor: 0.17)
  • Choi, S. H., Stommel, M. (2017). Impact of age at smoking initiation on smoking-related morbidity and all-cause mortality. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 53 (1), 33-41. (Impact factor: 4.47).
  • Choi, S. H., Mitchell, J., Lipkus, I. (2017). Lessons learned from an online study with dual-smoker couples. American Journal of Health Behavior. 41 (1), 61-66. doi: https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.41.1.6 (Impact factor: 1.20).
  • Choi, S. H., Terrell, J. E., Bradford, C. R., Ghanem, T., Spector, M. E., Wolf, G. T. …, & Duffy, S. A. (2016). Does quitting smoking make a difference among head and neck cancer patients? Nicotine & Tobacco Research, ntw189. (Impact factor: 3.81).
  • Park, E. H., Choi, S. H., Duffy, S. A. (2016). The effect of re-randomization in a smoking cessation trial. American Journal of Health Behavior, 40 (5), 667-674. (Impact factor: 1.20).
  • Noonan, D., Dardas, L., Bice-Wigington, T., Sloane, R., Benjamin, R., Choi, S. H,. & Simmons L. A. (2016). Understanding multiple behavioral risk factors for cancer in rural women. Public Health Nursing. (Impact factor: 0.90).
  • Choi, S. H., Terrell, J. E., Fowler, K. E., McLean, S. A., Ghanem, T., …, & Duffy, S. A. (2016). Socioeconomic and other demographic disparities predicting survival among head and neck cancer patients. Plos One. 11(3): e0149886. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0149886 (Impact factor: 3.53).

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 Top 10% Most Cited Paper, Plos One: Choi, S. H., Terrell, J. E., Fowler, K. E., McLean, S. A., Ghanem, T., …Duffy, S. A. “Socioeconomic and other demographic disparities predicting survival among head and neck cancer patients”
  • 2018 New Investigator Award Winner for Best Abstracts. Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco: Choi, S. H., & Stommel, M. “The role of smoking in the relationship between multiple health behaviors and all-cause mortality among U.S. adults”

Current Research

  • 2022-23, Choi, S. H. (PI) – We Quit: Development and Pilot Trial of a Mobile Web App for Smoker Couples. Funded by: STT Lambda Chapter ($2,000)
  • 2021, Choi, S. H. (Faculty Mentor) – Preferences for couple-based smoking cessation interventions among smoker couples. Funded by: UROP fund ($3,500)
  • 2020-21, Choi, S. H. (PI) – Understanding Preferences for a Couple-Based Smoking Cessation Intervention: Online Discrete Choice Experiment. Funded by: STTI Rho Chapter Research and Evidence-Based Project ($1,000)
  • 2020-21 Choi, S. H. (PI) – Understanding Preferences for a Couple-Based Smoking Cessation Intervention: Discrete Choice Experiment. Harriet H. Werley Faculty Research Award ($3,260)
  • 2020, Choi, S. H. (PI), Estrope, J. & Shakory, R. – Preferences for a smoking cessation intervention among Wayne State University students: Discrete Choice Experiment. WSU UROP fund ($3,500)

Courses taught by Seung Hee Choi, PhD, RN

Winter Term 2024 (current)

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

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