Alex H Yoon

Alex H Yoon, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-SURGERY-SURGONC-BMSE
Business Phone: (352) 294-5845
Business Email: yoon.h@ufl.edu

Accomplishments

New Opportunity Award for Research Related to Health Disparities, Community Health
2024 · College of Medicine Celebration of Research
American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Pilot Project
2023 · UF Health Cancer Center
Integrative Molecular Epidemiology Workshop
2023 · American Association for Cancer Research
Scholar-in-Training Award
2022 · AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
Health Disparities Research Institute
2021 · NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Student and Early Career Investigator Scholarship
2021 · AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellowship
2020-2022 · The Vanderbilt Training Program in the Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer
Scholar-in-Training Award
2020 · American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting
Fellowship for Fundamental Academic Fields
2013-2014 · Seoul National University

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-6368-2684

Areas of Interest
  • Biomarkers
  • Cancer Disparities
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung cancer

Publications

2024
Associations between Plasma Tocopherols and Lung Cancer Risk: Results from the Southern Community Cohort Study
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. 33(4):480-488 [DOI] 10.1158/1055-9965.epi-23-1107.
2024
Iron homeostasis in older adults: balancing nutritional requirements and health risks
The Journal of nutrition, health and aging. 28(5) [DOI] 10.1016/j.jnha.2024.100212.
2024
Persistent poverty disparities in incidence and outcomes among oral and pharynx cancer patients.
Cancer causes & control : CCC. [DOI] 10.1007/s10552-024-01867-3. [PMID] 38520565.
2024
Sodium Intake and Cause-Specific Mortality Among Predominantly Low-Income Black and White US Residents.
JAMA network open. 7(3) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2024.3802. [PMID] 38530308.
2023
Allostatic load and risk of all‐cause, cancer‐specific, and cardiovascular mortality in older cancer survivors: An analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999–2010
Aging and Cancer. 4(2):74-84 [DOI] 10.1002/aac2.12064. [PMID] 37576467.
2023
Sleep Duration, Comorbidities, and Mortality in Korean Health Examinees: A Prospective Cohort Study
Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. 56(5):458-466 [DOI] 10.3961/jpmph.23.311. [PMID] 37828873.
2023
The Intersectionality Between Race, Ethnicity, and Residential-level Socioeconomic Status in Disparities of Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes: A SEER study.
Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 32(4):516-523 [DOI] 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-22-1167.
2023
Trends and factors associated with secondhand smoke exposure among US cancer survivors, 2013-2020.
Cancer. 129(19):3053-3063 [DOI] 10.1002/cncr.34891. [PMID] 37254857.
2022
Associations of Dietary Intakes of Carotenoids and Vitamin A with Lung Cancer Risk in a Low-Income Population in the Southeastern United States.
Cancers. 14(20) [DOI] 10.3390/cancers14205159. [PMID] 36291941.
2022
Associations of lung cancer risk with biomarkers of Helicobacter pylori infection.
Carcinogenesis. 43(6):538-546 [DOI] 10.1093/carcin/bgac047. [PMID] 35605986.
2022
Associations of Pre-Diagnostic Serum Levels of Total Bilirubin and Albumin With Lung Cancer Risk: Results From the Southern Community Cohort Study.
Frontiers in oncology. 12 [DOI] 10.3389/fonc.2022.895479. [PMID] 35814479.
2022
Pre-diagnostic circulating p53 autoantibodies and subsequent lung cancer risk in low-income African and European Americans.
Cancer epidemiology. 81 [DOI] 10.1016/j.canep.2022.102288.
2022
The Role of Thoracic Radiation Therapy Dosing in the Treatment of Limited-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Study Based on the National Cancer Database.
Advances in radiation oncology. 7(5) [DOI] 10.1016/j.adro.2022.100907. [PMID] 35469183.
2022
Tooth Loss and Risk of Lung Cancer among Urban Chinese Adults: A Cohort Study with Meta-Analysis.
Cancers. 14(10) [DOI] 10.3390/cancers14102428. [PMID] 35626036.
2021
Prospective study of plasma levels of coenzyme Q10 and lung cancer risk in a low-income population in the Southeastern United States.
Cancer medicine. 10(4):1439-1447 [DOI] 10.1002/cam4.3637. [PMID] 33547884.
2020
Association of sleep duration and quality with elevated hs-CRP among healthy Korean adults.
PloS one. 15(8) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0238053. [PMID] 32841297.
2020
Urinary metabolites and risk of coronary heart disease: A prospective investigation among urban Chinese adults.
Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD. 30(3):467-473 [DOI] 10.1016/j.numecd.2019.10.011. [PMID] 31831367.
2019
Association of oral health with lung cancer risk in a low-income population of African Americans and European Americans in the Southeastern United States.
Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 127:90-95 [DOI] 10.1016/j.lungcan.2018.11.028. [PMID] 30642558.
2016
Associations of sleep duration with metabolic syndrome and its components in adult Koreans: from the Health Examinees Study
Sleep and Biological Rhythms. 14(4):361-368 [DOI] 10.1007/s41105-016-0065-7.
2016
Comparison of Questionnaire Items Used to Evaluate the Level of Occupational and Environmental Exposure in Questionnaires for Epidemiological Studies
Korean Journal of Environmental Health Sciences. 42(2):71-84 [DOI] 10.5668/jehs.2016.42.2.71.
2015
Age and sex interactions in gastric cancer incidence and mortality trends in Korea.
Gastric cancer : official journal of the International Gastric Cancer Association and the Japanese Gastric Cancer Association. 18(3):580-9 [DOI] 10.1007/s10120-014-0411-x. [PMID] 25091081.
2015
Association of Short Sleep Duration with Psychological Conditions in Cancer Survivors: From the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy. 05(01) [DOI] 10.4172/2167-0277.1000232.
2015
Correlates of self-reported sleep duration in middle-aged and elderly Koreans: from the Health Examinees Study.
PloS one. 10(5) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0123510. [PMID] 25933418.
2015
Short Sleep Duration and Its Correlates among Cancer Survivors in Korea: the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.
Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP. 16(11):4705-10 [PMID] 26107227.
2015
Subsequent risk of metabolic syndrome in women with a history of preeclampsia: data from the Health Examinees Study.
Journal of epidemiology. 25(4):281-8 [DOI] 10.2188/jea.JE20140136. [PMID] 25752795.
2015
What Are the Major Determinants in the Success of Smoking Cessation: Results from the Health Examinees Study.
PloS one. 10(12) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0143303. [PMID] 26633704.
2014
Intercorrelation between Immunological Biomarkers and Job Stress Indicators among Female Nurses: A 9-Month Longitudinal Study.
Frontiers in public health. 2 [DOI] 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00157. [PMID] 25353011.
2014
Metabolic syndrome and sex-specific socio-economic disparities in childhood and adulthood: the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.
Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association. 31(11):1399-409 [DOI] 10.1111/dme.12525. [PMID] 24925795.
2012
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (1-OHPG and 2-naphthol) and oxidative stress (malondialdehyde) biomarkers in urine among Korean adults and children.
International journal of hygiene and environmental health. 215(4):458-64 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijheh.2012.02.007. [PMID] 22436105.
2010
A pilot study on the association between job stress and repeated measures of immunological biomarkers in female nurses.
International archives of occupational and environmental health. 83(7):779-89 [DOI] 10.1007/s00420-010-0544-0. [PMID] 20496079.
2009
Asbestos exposure and malignant mesothelioma in Korea.
Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP. 10(4):707-10 [PMID] 19827900.

Grants

May 2023 ACTIVE
Menthol cigarette smoking-related blood metabolites and lung cancer risk
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Jan 2022 ACTIVE
American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant
Role: Project Manager
Funding: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Jun 2021 ACTIVE
Personalized screening for lung cancer: the importance of co-existing chronic conditions to clinical practice and policy
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI

Education

PhD
2015 · Seoul National University
MPH
2009 · Seoul National University
BSE
2007 · Seoul National University of Science and Technology

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5845
Emails:
Business:
yoon.h@ufl.edu
Administrative Spec II:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100107
2004 MOWRY RD # 2142
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
2004 MOWRY RD #2142
GAINESVILLE FL 32610