Ara Jo

Ara Jo

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: HP-HEALTH SERVICES ADMIN
Business Phone: (352) 273-6539
Business Email: ara13j@ufl.edu

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.

Accomplishments

Featured Article
2019 · UF Diabetes Institute
Dean’s Citation Paper Award
2019 · UF College of Public Health and Health Professions
Distinguished Paper
2016 · Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-3428-7471

Publications

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. [PMID] 33219069.
2020
Sharing patient-generated data with healthcare providers: findings from a 2019 national survey.
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. [DOI] 10.1093/jamia/ocaa272. [PMID] 33180896.
2020
Patient-Provider communication with teach-back, patient-centered diabetes care, and diabetes care education.
Patient education and counseling. [DOI] 10.1016/j.pec.2020.05.029. [PMID] 32507589.
2020
Patient Falls and Injuries in U.S. Psychiatric Care: Incidence and Trends.
Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.). 71(9):899-905 [DOI] 10.1176/appi.ps.202000004. [PMID] 32600184.
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
Enhanced Type 2 Immune Reactions by Increased IL-22/IL-22Ra1 Signaling in Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyps.
Allergy, asthma & immunology research. 12(6):980-993 [DOI] 10.4168/aair.2020.12.6.980. [PMID] 32935490.
2020
New onset of type 2 diabetes as a complication after cancer diagnosis: A systematic review.
Cancer medicine. [DOI] 10.1002/cam4.3666. [PMID] 33355998.
2019
Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Isogosferol, a Furanocoumarin Isolated from Citrus junos Seed Shells through Bioactivity-Guided Fractionation.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland). 24(22) [DOI] 10.3390/molecules24224088. [PMID] 31726781.
2019
Effect of Sedentary Lifestyle on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Healthy Adults With Body Mass Indexes 18.5 to 29.9 kg/m2.
The American journal of cardiology. 123(5):764-768 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.11.043. [PMID] 30554650.
2019
Is There a Benefit to Patients Using Wearable Devices Such as Fitbit or Health Apps on Mobiles? A Systematic Review.
The American journal of medicine. 132(12):1394-1400.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.06.018. [PMID] 31302077.
2019
Novel Self-Report Tool for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment.
Journal of the American Heart Association. 8(24) [DOI] 10.1161/JAHA.119.014123. [PMID] 31818214.
2019
Prevalence and practice for rare diseases in primary care: a national cross-sectional study in the USA.
BMJ open. 9(4) [DOI] 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027248. [PMID] 30940763.
2019
Risk for Medication Nonadherence Among Medicaid Enrollees With Fibromyalgia: Development of a Validated Risk Prediction Tool.
Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain. 19(3):295-302 [DOI] 10.1111/papr.12743. [PMID] 30369018.
2019
Soy isoflavones reduce asthma exacerbation in asthmatic patients with high PAI-1-producing genotypes.
The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 144(1):109-117.e4 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaci.2019.01.020. [PMID] 30707970.
2019
Patient-provider communication quality for persons with disabilities: A cross-sectional analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey.
Disability and health journal. 12(4):732-737 [DOI] 10.1016/j.dhjo.2019.03.010. [PMID] 30995967.
2018
Healthcare Costs and Medication Adherence Among Patients with Fibromyalgia: Combination Medication vs. Duloxetine, Milnacipran, Venlafaxine, and Pregabalin Initiators.
Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain. 18(2):154-169 [DOI] 10.1111/papr.12585. [PMID] 28419725.
2018
Informational value of percent body fat with body mass index for the risk of abnormal blood glucose: a nationally representative cross-sectional study.
BMJ open. 8(4) [DOI] 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019200. [PMID] 29654009.
2018
Mast cell-derived plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 promotes airway inflammation and remodeling in a murine model of asthma.
The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 142(1):294-297.e5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaci.2018.01.040. [PMID] 29477725.
2018
Trends in Cardiovascular Disease Risk in the U.S., 1999-2014.
American journal of preventive medicine. 55(3):384-388 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amepre.2018.04.025. [PMID] 29958719.
2017
3-bromopyruvate and buthionine sulfoximine effectively kill anoikis-resistant hepatocellular carcinoma cells.
PloS one. 12(3) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0174271. [PMID] 28362858.
2017
Cross-talk between human mast cells and epithelial cells by IgE-mediated periostin production in eosinophilic nasal polyps.
The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 139(5):1692-1695.e6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaci.2016.09.026. [PMID] 27771323.
2017
Cynanchum wilfordii Ameliorates Testosterone-Induced Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia by Regulating 5α-Reductase and Androgen Receptor Activities in a Rat Model.
Nutrients. 9(10) [DOI] 10.3390/nu9101070. [PMID] 28953224.
2017
Hearing Impairment and Undiagnosed Disease: The Potential Role of Clinical Recommendations.
Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR. 60(1):231-237 [DOI] 10.1044/2016_JSLHR-H-15-0373. [PMID] 28056149.
2017
Inhibitory effect of moschamine isolated from Carthamus tinctorius on LPS-induced inflammatory mediators via AP-1 and STAT1/3 inactivation in RAW 264.7 macrophages.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters. 27(23):5245-5251 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bmcl.2017.10.035. [PMID] 29102229.
2017
Physical Activity and Abnormal Blood Glucose Among Healthy Weight Adults.
American journal of preventive medicine. 53(1):42-47 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.11.027. [PMID] 28110936.
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.
2017
Development of User-Friendly Method to Distinguish Subspecies of the Korean Medicinal Herb Perilla frutescens Using Multiplex-PCR.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland). 22(4) [DOI] 10.3390/molecules22040665. [PMID] 28430157.
2016
17β-estradiol exerts anticancer effects in anoikis-resistant hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines by targeting IL-6/STAT3 signaling.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications. 473(4):1247-1254 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bbrc.2016.04.049. [PMID] 27091428.
2016
Antiobesity Effects of Unripe Rubus coreanus Miquel and Its Constituents: An In Vitro and In Vivo Characterization of the Underlying Mechanism.
Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM. 2016 [DOI] 10.1155/2016/4357656. [PMID] 26904142.
2016
Low Grip Strength and Prediabetes in Normal-Weight Adults.
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM. 29(2):280-2 [DOI] 10.3122/jabfm.2016.02.150262. [PMID] 26957386.
2016
Neural stem cells secrete factors facilitating brain regeneration upon constitutive Raf-Erk activation.
Scientific reports. 6 [DOI] 10.1038/srep32025. [PMID] 27554447.
2016
Prevalence of Prediabetes and Abdominal Obesity Among Healthy-Weight Adults: 18-Year Trend.
Annals of family medicine. 14(4):304-10 [DOI] 10.1370/afm.1946. [PMID] 27401417.
2015
The novel histone deacetylase inhibitor, N-hydroxy-7-(2-naphthylthio) hepatonomide, exhibits potent antitumor activity due to cytochrome-c-release-mediated apoptosis in renal cell carcinoma cells.
BMC cancer. 15 [DOI] 10.1186/s12885-014-1003-1. [PMID] 25613585.
2015
The different role of intratumoral and peritumoral lymphangiogenesis in gastric cancer progression and prognosis.
BMC cancer. 15 [DOI] 10.1186/s12885-015-1501-9. [PMID] 26141595.
2015
Prolyl isomerase PIN1 negatively regulates SGK1 stability to mediate tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer cells.
Anticancer research. 35(2):785-94 [PMID] 25667458.
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2015
Grip Strength as a Marker of Hypertension and Diabetes in Healthy Weight Adults.
American journal of preventive medicine. 49(6):850-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.05.025. [PMID] 26232901.
2015
The benefit of microsatellite instability is attenuated by chemotherapy in stage II and stage III gastric cancer: Results from a large cohort with subgroup analyses.
International journal of cancer. 137(4):819-25 [DOI] 10.1002/ijc.29449. [PMID] 25614197.
2014
Celastrol inhibits gastric cancer growth by induction of apoptosis and autophagy.
BMB reports. 47(12):697-702 [PMID] 24667175.
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2014
SHP-2 binds to caveolin-1 and regulates Src activity via competitive inhibition of CSK in response to H2O2 in astrocytes.
PloS one. 9(3) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0091582. [PMID] 24632723.
2011
Caveolin-1 is involved in reactive oxygen species-induced SHP-2 activation in astrocytes.
Experimental & molecular medicine. 43(12):660-8 [DOI] 10.3858/emm.2011.43.12.075. [PMID] 21918362.
2010
Foxa2 and Nurr1 synergistically yield A9 nigral dopamine neurons exhibiting improved differentiation, function, and cell survival.
Stem cells (Dayton, Ohio). 28(3):501-12 [DOI] 10.1002/stem.294. [PMID] 20049900.
2007
Bcl-XL/Bax proteins direct the fate of embryonic cortical precursor cells.
Molecular and cellular biology. 27(12):4293-305 [PMID] 17438128.
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2006
Differential actions of the proneural genes encoding Mash1 and neurogenins in Nurr1-induced dopamine neuron differentiation.
Journal of cell science. 119(Pt 11):2310-20 [PMID] 16723737.
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Education

Doctor of Philosophy
2017 · University of Florida
Master of Science
2013 · Florida State University
Bachelor of Economics
2011 · Ewha Womens University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018-2021
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
2018-2021
HSA6114 Health Care System and Policy
2018-2021
HSA6115 Introduction to Management of Health Services Organizations
2019-2020
PHC6601 Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues
2019-2020
PHC6946 Public Health Internship
2019-2021
HSA6126 U.S. Health Insurance System
2019-2020
HSA7905 Advanced Individual Study in Health Services Research
2018
HSA6940 Supervised Teaching
2021
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience
2021
HSA7708 Health Services Research Methods II

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6539
Emails:
Business:
ara13j@ufl.edu