Young-Rock Hong

Young-Rock Hong, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Department: HP-HEALTH SERVICES ADMIN
Business Phone: (352) 273-5335
Business Email: youngrock.h@phhp.ufl.edu

About Young-Rock Hong

Dr. Young-Rock Hong, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Health Services Research, Management and Policy program at the University of Florida. Dr. Hong is a health services researcher and medical sociologist, studying the social contexts of medical practice and interactions of care providers and patients across the continuum of collaborative care. Dr. Hong joined the Department as a faculty in 2020 and he is an alumn of UF College of Public Health and Health Professions where he received the PhD in Health Services Research in 2019.

Dr. Hong’s professional goal is to help reduce healthcare disparities and inequalities while maintaining a standardized quality of care. To achieve this goal, he aims to understand the social and cultural factors in an effective patient-provider relationship and their trust-building; to examine health consequences of interactions in care delivery, and to develop and evaluate patient-centered care interventions.

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Accomplishments

Dean's Citation Paper Award for 2020
2021 · UF College of Public Health and Health Professions
The Most Frequently Read Article in 2020
2020 · Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (JABFM)
Best Research Abstract
2019 · UF College of Public Health and Health Professions
Best Student Paper Award
2019 · American Public Health Association (APHA)-Medical Care Section
Impact Article of The Year Award 2018
2019 · National Association for Healthcare Quality
Provost’s Research Promotion Initiative Award
2019 · University of Florida
Best Poster Award
2018 · UF Health Cancer Center
Best Student Award
2017 · AcademyHealth
Graduate School Preeminent Award
2016-2019 · University of Florida Graduate School
Outstanding Public Health Research Award
2015 · College of Health Science Eastern Kentucky University
Top Graduate Poster
2015 · College of Health Science Eastern Kentucky University
Idea State U Scholarship
2014-2015 · Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
President’s Award
2012 · Eastern Kentucky University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2021
HSC2000 Introduction to Health Professions
2020-2021
HSA7936 Seminar in Health Care Costs and Financing
2021
HSA7905 Advanced Individual Study in Health Services Research
2021-2022
HSA7759 Quality and Outcomes in Health Services Research
2021-2022
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience
2021-2022
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
2021
PHC7979 Advanced Research
2021
PHC6945 Public Health Practicum
2022
PHC6601 Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues
2022
PHC6946 Public Health Internship

Board Certifications

  • Certified Survey Analyst, Standard
    Korea National Statistical Office
  • Computerized Accounting Qualification, Advanced
    Korean Association of Certified Public Tax Accountants
  • National Incident Management System
    FEMA

Research Profile

Dr. Young-Rock Hong has a solid background in health services research, having taken part in evaluations of evidence-based preventive care services utilization, access to primary care under the current health reform, community population health assessments, patient satisfaction improvement initiatives, and industrial hygiene, health, and safety projects. His primary research interests focus on designing and analysis of service quality measures in health services organizations using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), integrating evaluated patient-centered outcomes into Value-Based Payment (VBP) models, and improvements in patient-provider interaction quality in clinical encounters.

Areas of Interest
  • Built Environment Evaluation
  • Cancer Screening
  • Health Policy
  • Palliative Care
  • Patient-Provider Communication
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Value-Based Payment
Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000–000-2-03-66-5-687

Publications

2022
Assessment of US Preventive Services Task Force Guideline-Concordant Cervical Cancer Screening Rates and Reasons for Underscreening by Age, Race and Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, Rurality, and Insurance, 2005 to 2019.
JAMA network open. 5(1) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.43582. [PMID] 35040970.
2022
Cancer Screening Among Rural and Urban Clinics During COVID-19: A Multistate Qualitative Study
JCO Oncology Practice. [DOI] 10.1200/op.21.00658.
2022
Health Care Providers’ and Professionals’ Experiences With Telehealth Oncology Implementation During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research. 24(1) [DOI] 10.2196/29635. [PMID] 34907900.
2022
Limited English Proficiency and Screening for Cervical, Breast, and Colorectal Cancers among Asian American Adults
Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. [DOI] 10.1007/s40615-022-01285-8.
2022
Pathways of Teach-Back Communication to Health Outcomes Among Individuals With Diabetes: A Pathway Modeling
Journal of Primary Care & Community Health. 13 [DOI] 10.1177/21501319211066658. [PMID] 34984931.
2021
Acceptability of Research and Health Care Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cross-sectional Survey Study
JMIR Formative Research. 5(6) [DOI] 10.2196/27185. [PMID] 34033577.
2021
Adverse Childhood Experiences are Associated with Cardiometabolic Risk among Hispanic American Adolescents
The Journal of Pediatrics. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.06.024.
2021
Analysis of Suicide After Cancer Diagnosis by US County-Level Income and Rural vs Urban Designation, 2000-2016.
JAMA network open. 4(10) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.29913. [PMID] 34665238.
2021
Associations of Patient-Centered Medical Home with Quality of Care, Patient Experience, and Health Expenditures
Medicine. 100(21) [DOI] 10.1097/md.0000000000026119.
2021
Degree of Cardiometabolic Risk Factor Normalization in Individuals Receiving Bariatric Surgery: Evidence From NHANES 2015–2018
Diabetes Care. 44(3):e57-e58 [DOI] 10.2337/dc20-2748. [PMID] 33431421.
2021
Electronic Cigarette Use and Oral Human Papillomavirus Infection Among US Adult Population: Analysis of 2013–2016 NHANES
Journal of General Internal Medicine. 36(5):1454-1456 [DOI] 10.1007/s11606-020-05874-3. [PMID] 32514893.
2021
Geographic Variation in Knowledge of Palliative Care Among US Adults: Findings From 2018 Health Information National Trends Survey
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®. 38(3):291-299 [DOI] 10.1177/1049909120946266. [PMID] 32757758.
2021
Geographic variation in palliative care delivery among patients diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer in the USA: Medicare population-based study
Supportive Care in Cancer. 29(2):813-821 [DOI] 10.1007/s00520-020-05549-z.
2021
Patient–Provider Discussion about Emotional and Social Needs, Mental Health Outcomes, and Benefit Finding among U.S. Adults Living with Cancer
Cancer Medicine. 10(11):3622-3634 [DOI] 10.1002/cam4.3918. [PMID] 33960716.
2021
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Clinical Trial Recruitment in the U.S.
American journal of preventive medicine. 61(5):e245-e250 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amepre.2021.05.007. [PMID] 34272135.
2021
Smoking-cessation advice from dental care professionals and its association with smoking status
Journal of the American Dental Association. 153(1):15-22 [DOI] 10.1016/j.adaj.2021.07.009.
2021
Social Determinants of Health and After-Hours Electronic Health Record Documentation: A National Survey of US Physicians.
Population health management. [DOI] 10.1089/pop.2021.0212. [PMID] 34637635.
2021
Use of Electronic Health Record Patient Portal Accounts Among Patients With Smartphone-Only Internet Access.
JAMA network open. 4(7) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.18229. [PMID] 34309671.
2021
Utilization Pattern of Computed Tomographic Colonography in the United States: Analysis of the U.S. National Health Interview Survey
Cancer Prevention Research. 14(1):113-122 [DOI] 10.1158/1940-6207.capr-20-0175.
2021
Utilization Pattern of Computed Tomographic Colonography in the United States: Analysis of the U.S. National Health Interview Survey
Cancer Prevention Research. 14(1):113-122 [DOI] 10.1158/1940-6207.capr-20-0175.
2020
A Practical Measure for Identification of Adults with Oral Human Papillomavirus: Potential Use in Primary Care
Family Medicine. 52(1):31-37 [DOI] 10.22454/FamMed.2020.382138. [PMID] 31914181.
2020
Association of Patient-Provider Teach-Back Communication with Diabetic Outcomes: A Cohort Study
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM. 33(6):903-912 [DOI] 10.3122/jabfm.2020.06.200217.
2020
Cardiovascular toxicity in patients treated with immunotherapy for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer: A SEER-medicare study: CVD outcomes with the use of ICI in mNSCLC
Lung Cancer. 150:172-177 [DOI] 10.1016/j.lungcan.2020.10.017. [PMID] 33186859.
2020
COVID-19 Impacts Mental Health Outcomes and Ability/Desire to Participate in Research Among Current Research Participants
Obesity. 28(12):2272-2281 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.23016. [PMID] 32845582.
2020
Development and Validation of a County-Level Social Determinants of Health Risk Assessment Tool for Cardiovascular Disease.
Annals of family medicine. 18(4):318-325 [DOI] 10.1370/afm.2534. [PMID] 32661032.
2020
e-Cigarette, Conventional Tobacco Cigarette Use, Dual Use and C-Reactive Protein
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 75(17):2271-2273 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.02.061. [PMID] 32354388.
2020
Early Performance of Hospital Value-based Purchasing Program in Medicare: A Systematic Review
Medical Care. 58(8):734-743-743 [DOI] 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001354. [PMID] 32692140.
2020
Electronic wearable device and physical activity among US adults: An analysis of 2019 HINTS data
International Journal of Medical Informatics. 144 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2020.104297. [PMID] 33059242.
2020
Impact of DPP4 Inhibitors in Survival of Patients with Prostate, Pancreas and Breast Cancer
Frontiers in Oncology. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fonc.2020.00405. [PMID] 32296640.
2020
Patient Portal Barriers and Group Differences: Cross-Sectional National Survey Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research. 22(9) [DOI] 10.2196/18870. [PMID] 32940620.
2020
Patient Portal Barriers and Group Differences: Cross-Sectional National Survey Study (Preprint)
. [DOI] 10.2196/preprints.18870.
2020
Patient-Centered Medical Home and Up-To-Date on Screening for Breast and Colorectal Cancer
American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 58(1):107-116 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amepre.2019.08.030. [PMID] 31862097.
2020
Patient-Provider communication with teach-back, patient-centered diabetes care, and diabetes care education
Patient Education and Counseling. 103(12):2443-2450 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pec.2020.05.029.
2020
Patient–Provider Discussion About Cancer Treatment Costs and Out-of-Pocket Spending: Implications for Shared Decision Making in Cancer Care
Value in Health. 23(12):1592-1598 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jval.2020.08.002.
2020
Physician Cultural Competency Training and Impact on Behavior: Evidence From the 2016 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
Family Medicine. 52(8):562-569 [DOI] 10.22454/FamMed.2020.163135.
2020
Population-Level Interest and Telehealth Capacity of US Hospitals in Response to COVID-19: Cross-Sectional Analysis of Google Search and National Hospital Survey Data
JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. 6(2) [DOI] 10.2196/18961. [PMID] 32250963.
2020
Population-Level Interest and Telehealth Capacity of US Hospitals in Response to COVID-19: Cross-Sectional Analysis of Google Search and National Hospital Survey Data (Preprint)
. [DOI] 10.2196/preprints.18961.
2020
Purchasing Drugs Abroad Among U.S. Cancer Survivors: Analysis of the National Health Interview Survey, 2011-2018
American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 60(5):e231-e234 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amepre.2020.10.017. [PMID] 33358718.
2020
Socioeconomic and Demographic Characteristics of US Adults Who Purchase Prescription Drugs From Other Countries.
JAMA network open. 3(6) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.8968. [PMID] 32579194.
2020
Tele-ICUs for COVID-19: A Look at National Prevalence and Characteristics of Hospitals Providing Teleintensive Care
Journal of Rural Health. 37(1):133-141 [DOI] 10.1111/jrh.12524. [PMID] 33030761.
2020
Timing, Costs, and Survival Outcome of Specialty Palliative Care in Medicare Beneficiaries With Metastatic Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer
JCO Oncology Practice. 16(12):e1532-e1542 [DOI] 10.1200/op.20.00298.
2020
Trends in U.S. Population Interest in Palliative Care and Its Association With Prevalence of Palliative Care Programs in U.S. States
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 60(1):e89-e91 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.03.016.
2020
Utilization of Antineoplastic Agents and Medicare Spending in Elderly Patients With Extensive-Stage Small-Cell Lung Cancer Between 2001 and 2013.
JCO oncology practice. 16(7):e610-e621 [DOI] 10.1200/JOP.19.00559. [PMID] 32074011.
2019
<p>Utilization of pain medications and its effect on quality of life, health care utilization and associated costs in individuals with chronic back pain</p>
Journal of Pain Research. Volume 12:557-569 [DOI] 10.2147/jpr.s187144.
2019
Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors as novel agents in improving survival in diabetic patients with colorectal cancer and lung cancer: A Surveillance Epidemiology and Endpoint Research Medicare study
Cancer Medicine. 8(8):3918-3927 [DOI] 10.1002/cam4.2278. [PMID] 31124302.
2019
Excess Costs and Economic Burden of Obesity-Related Cancers in the United States.
Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. 22(12):1378-1386 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jval.2019.07.004. [PMID] 31806194.
2019
Financial burden of cancer care under the Affordable Care Act: Analysis of MEPS-Experiences with Cancer Survivorship 2011 and 2016
Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 13(4):523-536 [DOI] 10.1007/s11764-019-00772-y. [PMID] 31183677.
2019
Knowledge of Palliative Care Among American Adults: 2018 Health Information National Trends Survey
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 58(1):39-47.e3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.03.014. [PMID] 30922703.
2019
Low Rates of Patient-Reported Physician–Patient Discussion about Lung Cancer Screening among Current Smokers: Data from Health Information National Trends Survey
Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 28(5):963-973 [DOI] 10.1158/1055-9965.epi-18-0629.
2019
Low Rates of Patient-Reported Physician–Patient Discussion about Lung Cancer Screening among Current Smokers: Data from Health Information National Trends Survey
Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers &amp; Prevention. 28(5):963-973 [DOI] 10.1158/1055-9965.epi-18-0629.
2019
Patient portal utilization: before and after stage 2 electronic health record meaningful use
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 26(10):960-967 [DOI] 10.1093/jamia/ocz030. [PMID] 30947331.
2019
Patient-centered care factors and access to care: a path analysis using the Andersen behavior model
Public Health. 171:41-49 [DOI] 10.1016/j.puhe.2019.03.020.
2019
Patterns of Postdiagnosis Depression Among Late-Stage Cancer Patients: Do Racial/Ethnic and Sex Disparities Exist?
American journal of clinical oncology. 42(8):675-681 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0000000000000569. [PMID] 31305288.
2019
Satisfaction with Health Care among Individuals with Overweight and Obesity: A Nationally Representative Cross-Sectional Study
Journal of General Internal Medicine. 34(8):1397-1399 [DOI] 10.1007/s11606-019-04939-2. [PMID] 30887437.
2019
Teach-Back Experience and Hospitalization Risk Among Patients with Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions: a Matched Cohort Study.
Journal of general internal medicine. 34(10):2176-2184 [DOI] 10.1007/s11606-019-05135-y. [PMID] 31385206.
2019
Trends in e-visit adoption among U.S. office-based physicians: Evidence from the 2011-2015 NAMCS.
International journal of medical informatics. 129:260-266 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2019.06.025. [PMID] 31445265.
2019
Use of Social Media in Health Communication: Findings From the Health Information National Trends Survey 2013, 2014, and 2017
Cancer Control. 26(1) [DOI] 10.1177/1073274819841442. [PMID] 30995864.
2019
Utilization of pain medications and its effect on quality of life, health care utilization and associated costs in individuals with chronic back pain
Journal of Pain Research. Volume 12:557-569 [DOI] 10.2147/jpr.s187144.
2019
Utilization pattern and service settings of palliative care for patients with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer
Cancer. 125(24):4481-4489 [DOI] 10.1002/cncr.32478.
2018
A risk score assessment tool for peripheral arterial disease in women: From the National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey.
Clinical cardiology. 41(8):1084-1090 [DOI] 10.1002/clc.23032. [PMID] 30039607.
2018
Benchmarking Implications: Analysis of Medicare Accountable Care Organizations Spending Level and Quality of Care.
Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality. 40(6):344-353 [DOI] 10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000123. [PMID] 29474312.
2018
Care Coordination Management in Patient-Centered Medical Home: Analysis of the 2015 Medical Organizations Survey.
Journal of general internal medicine. 33(7):1004-1006 [DOI] 10.1007/s11606-018-4439-1. [PMID] 29633123.
2018
Distrust in health care and cultural factors are associated with uptake of colorectal cancer screening in Hispanic and Asian Americans
Cancer. 124(2):335-345 [DOI] 10.1002/cncr.31052.
2018
Effect of multimodal information delivery for diabetes care on colorectal cancer screening uptake among individuals with type 2 diabetes.
Preventive medicine reports. 11:89-92 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.05.008. [PMID] 29984144.
2018
Impact of Provider Participation in ACO Programs on Preventive Care Services, Patient Experiences, and Health Care Expenditures in US Adults Aged 18-64.
Medical care. 56(8):711-718 [DOI] 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000935. [PMID] 29768311.
2017
Multigroup Path Analysis of the Influence of Healthcare Quality, by Different Health Insurance Types.
Journal of healthcare management / American College of Healthcare Executives. 62(2):93-105 [DOI] 10.1097/JHM-D-17-00008. [PMID] 28282331.
2017
Prevalence and Risk of Penile Human Papillomavirus Infection: Evidence From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2013-2014
Clinical Infectious Diseases. 64(10):1360-1366 [DOI] 10.1093/cid/cix159.
2017
Up-to-Date on Preventive Care Services Under Affordable Care Act: A Trend Analysis From MEPS 2007-2014.
Medical care. 55(8):771-780 [DOI] 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000763. [PMID] 28671929.
2016
Affordable care act: comparison of healthcare indicators among different insurance beneficiaries with new coverage eligibility.
BMC health services research. 16 [DOI] 10.1186/s12913-016-1362-1. [PMID] 27044311.
2011
A Study on the Structure of the Safety Control System between Management and Labor: Approaches to Industrial Injuries Prevention
. 4:96-118
2010
Evaluation of Satisfaction with Oriental Health Services among College Students
. 4:10-21
Acceptability of Research and Health Care Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cross-sectional Survey Study (Preprint)
. [DOI] 10.2196/preprints.27185.
Health Care Providers’ and Professionals’ Experiences With Telehealth Oncology Implementation During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study (Preprint)
. [DOI] 10.2196/preprints.29635.
Patient portal mobile app adoption and use: A pooled cross-sectional study from a national survey of US adults. (Preprint)
. [DOI] 10.2196/preprints.32445.

Grants

Apr 2022 ACTIVE
Grant Agreement – 2022 AGA Pilot Research Award – "Novel Social Determinants of Health Assessment Tool for Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer Burden"
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AMER GASTROENTEROLOGICAL ASSO
Jan 2022 ACTIVE
Unveiling Inequities in Palliative and Supportive Care for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients in the State of Florida
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: PFIZER INC
Feb 2015 ACTIVE
UF Health Cancer Center Pilot Project Grants funded through the Florida Consortium of National Cancer Institute Centers Program
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL

Education

PhD in Health Services Research
2016-2019 · University of Florida
MPH in Community Health and Health Education
2013-2015 · Eastern Kentucky University
Study Abroad, International Business and Globalization
2012-2013 · Eastern Kentucky University
BBA in Medical and Hospital Management
2005-2013 · Daegu Korean Medical (Hanny) University

Contact Details

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PO Box 100195
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
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1225 CENTER DRIVE, HPNP 3111
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