Juhee Woo, Ph.D.

Dr. Juhee Woo is an Assistant Professor of Sociology specializing in health disparities, health behaviors, tobacco use, and mixed methods. Dr. Woo’s recent research projects have focused on racial/ethnic health disparities in smoking and their policy implications. Currently, she’s examining the role of place (or context) in smoking behaviors, conducting in-depth interviews with Black women smokers in the greater Winston-Salem and Greensboro areas of North Carolina. After earning her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado Boulder, Dr. Woo joined the department in Fall 2020. Since then, she has taught Research Methods, Sociological Perspectives, Medical Sociology, and Health Disparities at Appalachian State University. She is co-advisor to the Sociology Club and co-facilitator for the International Mountaineer Faculty (IMF) Peer-Mentoring Circle and the Immigrant Mountaineer Movement (IMM).

 Research/Teaching Interests

• Social Inequalities
• Health Disparities
• Tobacco Use
• Gender/Race/Class
• Aging and the Life Course
• Mixed Methods

Recent Publications

Jackson AM, Woo J, Olson M, Dalisay F, Pokhrel P, Muller CJ, Okamoto SK. 2023. “Methodological Challenges in Web-Based Qualitative Research with Medically Underserved Populations.” Journal of Medical Internet Research, 25: e44086. https://www.jmir.org/2023/1/e44086/

Woo, Juhee. 2022. “An intersectional life-course perspective on Black women’s smoking trajectories.” SSM - Qualitative Research in Health, 2C: 100196.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmqr.2022.100196

Woo, Juhee. 2022. "How place matters for smoking cessation: Barriers to smoking cessation among low-income Black women."  Health & Place, 78: 102925.

Woo, Juhee, Elizabeth Lawrence, and Stefanie Mollborn. 2022. “Racial/ethnic and gender differences in smoking in early middle adulthood.” SSM - Population Health 18: 101119. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352827322000982

Woo, Juhee. 2018. “Gendered Stigma Management Among Young Adult Women Smokers in South Korea.” Sociological Perspectives 61(3): 487-508.

Mollborn, Stefanie, Juhee Woo, and Richard Rogers. 2018. “A longitudinal exploration of US teen childbearing and smoking risk.” Demographic Research 38(24): 619-650.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Sociology

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6393

Office address
229B Chapell Wilson Hall


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