Assistant Professor

Moka Yoo-Jeong, PhD, NP-C, RN, OCN



Post-Doc, Columbia University School of Nursing
PhD, Emory University School of Nursing
Post Master’s NP, Emory University School of Nursing
MS Nursing, Emory University School of Nursing
BSN, Emory University School of Nursing
BS in Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin


Registered Nurse, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, New York Board of Nursing
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Georgia Board of Nursing
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Oncology Certified Nurse, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC)


Yoo-Jeong, M., Haardörfer, R., Hepburn, K., Holstad, M., & Waldrop-Valverde, D. (June, 2020). Is social isolation related to emotion dysregulation and retention in care among older persons living with HIV? AIDS and Behavior.

Yoo-Jeong, M., Hepburn, K., Holstad, M., Haardörfer, R., & Waldrop-Valverde, D. (2019). Correlates of loneliness in older persons living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Care. doi:10.1080/09540121.2019.1659919.

Yoo-Jeong, M., Anderson, A., Rahman, F., Baumann, M., McBroom, J., & Waldrop-Valverde, D. (2018). Associations of mood on objective and subjective cognitive complaints in persons living with HIV/AIDS. Journal of HIV and AIDS 4(1), doi:10.16966/2380-5536.146.

Yoo-Jeong, M., Waldrop-Valverde, D., McCoy, K., & Ownby, R. L. (2016). A structural equation model of HIV-related symptoms, depressive symptoms, and medication adherence. Journal of HIV and AIDS, 2(3), doi:10.16966/2380–5536.123.

Zuniga, J., Yoo-Jeong, M., Dai, T., Guo, Y., & Waldrop-Valverde, D. (2015). The role of depression in retention in care for persons living with HIV. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 30(1), 34-38, doi:10.1089/apc.2015.0214.

Vance, D., Humphrey, S., Yoo-Jeong, M., Jones, D., & Nicholson, W. (2015). The role of employment on neurocognitive reserve in adults with HIV. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 26(4), 316-329, doi:10.1016/j.jana.2015.04.003.

Research Interests

Self-management behaviors among older adults living with HIV
Reducing health disparities among minority aging adults with multiple chronic conditions
Improving quality and access to care among racial/ethnic minority adults

Areas of Expertise

Oncology, HIV/AIDS, Gerontology, and Community Health

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars of Research and Scholarship at Sigma International Nursing Research Congress, 2019
  • 1st Place Poster, Emory University Students and Fellows Scholars’ Day, 2018
  • Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar, Jonas Foundation, 2016 to 2018
  • Global Korean Nursing Foundation Scholarship, 2016
  • Emory Global Health Institute Case Competition 2nd Place, 2014
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2014

Contact Information


106K Robinson Hall


[email protected]

Curriculum Vitae