Ji-Young An

Assistant Professor
Ji-Young An
Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden
530 Federal Street
Room 440
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-6718

PhD (Research and Theory Development in Nursing Science): New York University The Steinhardt School of Education, 2005
MPH (Public Health): Seoul National University Graduate School of Public Health, 2000
BSN (Nursing): Korea University College of Nursing, 1998
Interdisciplinary research
Health consumer’s behavior on the Internet
Wearable technology and augmented reality in health care
Utilizing big data through social network and decision tree analysis
Utilizing social media big data through social network and decision tree analysis
Theory development in nursing and healthcare
Psychometric analysis for instrument development
Global health
u-Healthcare design
Transcultural nursing

Dr. Ji-Young An has published more than 40 peer reviewed journal articles and presented at 40 oral/poster conferences. All includes interdisciplinary collaborations between the different disciplines such as public health, behavioral science, healthcare design, business, psychology, education, com...read more

Selected Publications 


Yoon, T.K., An, J.Y., Paik, J.K. (2014). Value Stream Mapping. Inje University Press. ISBN: 978-896-62-0015-3.

Chapters in Books

An, J.Y., Paik, J.K. (2018). Healthcare message design toward social communication: convergence based on philosophical and theoretical perspectives. In Haider, M. (Ed.), Health Communication. InTechOpen. ISBN: 978-953-51-6229-2.

Articles in Refereed Journals (* corresponding author)

Garza, C.M., Nigg, C.R., Konishi, M., An, J.Y., Wagner, A.F., Goya, D.K. (2018). Risk and Protective Factors of Alcohol Use Identified by Community Providers and Stakeholders in Hawai‘i: Qualitative Data Analysis. Hawai’I Journal of Medicine & Public Health. 77(8).

An, J.Y., Nigg, C.R. (2017). The promise of an augmented reality game – Pokémon GO. Annals of Translational Medicine. 5(1).

Wortley, D., An, J.Y., Heshmati, A (2017). Tackling the challenge of the ageing society detecting and preventing cognitive and physical decline in the elderly through serious games and consumer technologies. Health Informatics Research. 23(2), 87-93.

Nigg, C.R., Mateo, D.J., An, J.Y. (2017). Pokemon Go may increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behaviors. American Journal of Public Health. 107(1), 37-38.

Wortley, D., An, J.Y., Nigg, C.R. (2017). Wearable technologies, health and well-being: a case review. Digital Medicine. 3(1), 11-17.

An, J.Y.*, Cha, S., Moon, H., Ruggiero, J., Jang, H. (2016). Factors affecting job satisfaction of immigrant Korean nurses. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 27(2), 126-135. (Epub June 2014)

Song, T.M., An, J.Y.*, Hayman, L.L., Woo, J.M., Yom, Y.H. (2016). Stress, depression, and lifestyle behaviors in Korean adults: A latent means and multi-group analysis on the Korea health panel data. Behavioral Medicine. 42(2), 72-81. (Epub December 2014)

Kim, P., An, J.Y. (2016). New evaluation vector through the Stanford Mobile Inquiry-Based Learning Environment (SMILE) for participatory action research. Healthcare Informatics Research. 22(3), 164-171.

Kim, Y.K., Cho, Y.G., Kang, J.H., Park, H.A., Kim, K.W., Hur, Y.I., Yoo. Y.G., An, J.Y. (2015). Weight control methods related to continine-verified smoking among Korean adult women: Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2008-2011. Korean Journal of Family Medicine. 36(2), 72-81.

Sung, Y.J., An, J.Y.*, Kim, S.T. (2015). Checklist for person-directed care based on the characteristics of long-term care facility design. Journal of Basic Design & Art. 16(2), 189-204.

An, J.Y.*, Hong, H.J., Jeong, U.S., Lee, D.O., Lee, B.N., & Park, J.E. (2015). Health status among foreign-born adults of multi-cultural families living in Jung-gu, Seoul. Journal of The Korea Society of Health Informatics and Statistics. 40(3), 175-189.

Song, T.M., Song, J., An, J.Y.*, Hayman, L.L., Woo, J.M. (2014). Psychological and social factors affecting Internet searches on suicide in Korea: A big data analysis of Google search trends. Yonsei Medical Journal. 55(1), 254-263.

Paik, J., Sung, Y., Cho, Y., Kim, S., An, J.Y.* (2014). An integrated review of evidence-based healthcare design for healing environments: Focusing on long-term care facilities. Journal of Integrated Design Research. 13(2), 147-162.

Jang, H., An, J.Y.* (2014). Social network analysis of elders’ health literacy and the use of online health information by the aged. Healthcare Informatics Research. 20(3), 216-225.

An, J.Y., Jang, H., Paik, J. (2014). Social network analysis on consumers’ seeking behavior of health information via the Internet and mobile phones. Journal of Korea Multimedia Society. 17(8), 995-1011.

Lee, N.J., An, J.Y.*, Song, T.M., Jang, H., Park, S.Y. (2014). Psychometric evaluation of patient safety competency self-evaluation tool for nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education. 53(10), 550-562.

Sung, Y., An, J.Y., Paik, J. (2013). A Review of concepts, characteristics, and guidelines of the supportive design of healing environments. Archives of Design Research, 26(1), 507-523.

Kim, K.S., Kim, K.K., Lee, S.W., An, J.Y.* (2013). Effects of role relationship in a family on artificial abortion. Korea Journal of Population Studies, 36(1), 155-173.

Song, T.M., Jin, D., Song, J., An, J.Y., Cho, Y.H. (2013). A comparative analysis of suicide characteristics by age group in Korea. Journal of The Korea Society of Health Informatics and Statistics, 38(1), 122-142.

Yeoun, M.H., An, J.Y., Jung, E. (2013). Design improvement for health information in CADY web site. Journal of Digital Design, 13(3), 291-300.

Song, T.M., Song, J., An, J.Y., Jin, D. (2013). Multivariate analysis of factors for search on suicide using social big data. Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, 30(3), 59-73.

An, J.Y.*, Kim, K.K., JeKarl, J., Moon, H., Cha, S.K., Jeong, E. (2013). Current status and challenges of research methology for health promotion research: Focusing on research funded by the Korea Health Promotion Foundation, 2005-2011. Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion, 30(5), 47-59.

Lee, H.K., Choi, H.K., An, J.Y.* (2013). The impact of health condition, economic status, and vocational ability on willingness to work: targeting unemployed people with mental disabilities. Journal of The Korea Society of Health Informatics and Statistics. 38(2), 84-94.

Funding - Internal 

01/2017–ongoing (Grant Amount: $15,000)
Provost’s Fund for Research - Multidisciplinary Grants Programs Project Title: Big Data to Knowledge Discovery for Interdisciplinary Research, Agency: Rutgers University—Camden, Role: Co-PI

Funding - External 

2013–2014  (Grant Amount: $30,000)
National Medical Center Research Grant (NMC2013-PR-05) Project Title: Health Promotion for Multicultural Families, Agency: National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, Role: PI

01/2012–ongoing (Grant Amount: $253,000)
National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea Grant funded by Korean Government (NRF-2011-413-G00006; NRF-2014S1A5B8044097; NRF-2017S1A5B8044097) Project Title: Integrated ubiquitous Healthcare Design, Agency: National Research Foundation, Korea, Role: Principal Researcher

Honors and Distinctions 

Fellowships and Scholarships

2018 — Engaged Civic Learning Faculty Fellow, Office of Civic Engagement, Rutgers University—Camden

2017 — Annual Symposium Scholarship, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, Denver, Colorado

2016 — Global Cardiovascular Nurses Leadership Forum, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, Barcelona, Spain

Professional Awards and Honors

2018 — Open and Affordable Textbooks Program Award, Office of the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Rutgers, University Libraries, NJ

2018 — Rutgers Global Event Co-Sponsorship Award, Global Institute, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ

2013 — Best Paper Award, The International Conference on Multimedia Information Technology and Applications, Bali, Indonesia

Editorial Activities

Editorial Board

Jan. 2018 to Dec. 2020 — PLOS ONE

2014 to present — Journal of Integrated Design Research

Jan. 2012 to April 2016 — Healthcare Informatics Research

Reviewer for peer-reviewed journals

2018 to Present — Women & Health

2017 to Present — International Journal for Quality in Health Care

2017 to Present — Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

2015 to Present — BMC Health Service Research

2012 — International Journal of Medical Informatics

2012 — Healthcare Informatics Research

2012 — Nursing and Health Sciences,

2012 — Archives of Design Research

2012 — Journal of The Korea Society of Health Informatics & Statistics

2011 — Journal of Integrated Design Research

2011 — Journal of Medical Internet Research

2011 — Journal of Marriage and Family

2008 — Social Science & Medicine

2008 — Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare

2005 — Journal of Advanced Nursing