About Ara Jo
Ara Jo, PhD, MS is the Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy in the UF College of Public Health and Health Pofessions. Dr. Jo received her PhD in Health Services Research from the University of Florida. She, from South Korea, earned dual Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and in Exercise Science at Ewha Womans University, and a Master of Science in Sport Management at Florida State University. With her diverse educational background, her primary research interests focus on chronic disease prevention strategies such as screening, physical activity and risk assessment and delivery of health care services in primary care setting. She is particularly interested in normal weight obesity and overweight population with high muscle mass who are typically misclassified in health care setting. She is eager to further develop her career in developing more accurate risk assessment for effective and efficient chronic disease prevention through multidisciplinary approaches.