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Moka Yoo-Jeong


Assistant Professor


Research Interests

Aging, HIV, social relationships, quality of life


Dr. Moka Yoo-Jeong is committed to advance health outcomes research in the intersection of HIV and aging, with a particular
emphasis on understanding the impact of social relationships and loneliness on the health of persons aging with HIV.

Selected Publications

Yoo-Jeong, M., Nguyen, A. L., & Waldrop, D. (2022). Social Network Size and its Relationship to Domains of Quality of Life among Older
Persons Living with HIV.

Yoo-Jeong, M., Brown, M., & Waldrop, D. (2022). Loneliness Mediates the Effect of HIV-related Stigma on Depressive Symptoms among Older Persons Living with HIV. AIDS and Behavior.

Yoo-Jeong, M., Anderson, A., Gannon, B., & Schnall, R. (2021). A Systematic Review of Engagement in Care and Health Care Utilization Among Older Adults Living with HIV and Non-communicable Diseases. AIDS Care, doi: 10.1080/09540121.2021.1951646.

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., Haardörfer, R., Hepburn, K., Holstad, M., & Waldrop-Valverde, D. (2020). Is social isolation related to emotion dysregulation and retention in care among older persons living with HIV? AIDS and Behavior 25(1), 171-181, doi: 10.1007/s10461-020-02957-4.

Courses Taught

Statistics for Health Sciences