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Faculty & Staff at TUC

Jaesin Sa

Jaesin Sa

College: CEHS

Department: Public Health Program

Title: Associate Professor

Phone: (707) 638-5214

E-Mail: jsa@touro.edu

Office: Wilderman Hall, Rm. 406

Dr. Sa received his Ph.D. degree in Health Behavior from Indiana University-Bloomington. He is a Certified Health Education Specialist. He has a wide range of experience in health program evaluation, research design, statistical consultation, data analysis and management, and community collaborations. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with local and federal health agencies to improve health and promote well-being of individuals and communities through education, research, and service.

 

Prior to his appointment at Touro University, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism-sponsored training grant in the School of Public Health at University of California-Berkeley.

 

For the past ten years, he has investigated behavioral and epidemiological issues underlying a range of health behaviors with a particular focus on reducing racial/ethnic health disparities and understanding the mechanisms by which unhealthy behaviors are affected by multiple determinants. His research has primarily been conducted in historically black universities.

10/13-8/14       Postdoctoral Fellow, Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

8/12-9/13         Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Exercise Science, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD 

8/10-5/12         Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Health Disparities, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

9/10                 Ph.D. in Health Behavior, Department of Applied Health Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

9/05                 M.S. in Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health, Department of Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI

2/97                 B.S. in Physical Education, Department of Sport & Leisure Studies, Korea National Sport University, Seoul, South Korea

 

 

6/16-present    Research Methods (PH 619)              

                       College of Education and Health Sciences, Touro University, Vallejo, CA

 

1/15-5/15         Research Design and Analysis (KIN 715)

                        Department of Kinesiology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

 

1/15-4/15         Public Health Skills - Data Analysis (PH 629)                     

                        College of Education and Health Sciences, Touro University, Vallejo, CA

 

8/14-12/16       Research in Kinesiology (KIN 710)

                        Department of Kinesiology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

 

8/14-present    Biostatistics (PH 607)            

                       College of Education and Health Sciences, Touro University, Vallejo, CA

 

6/14-7/14         Research Methods in Kinesiology (KIN 384)

                        Department of Kinesiology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

 

9/07-8/08         Personal Health (H263)

                        Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

 

Research interest: racial/ethnic health disparities

College of Education and Health Sciences Intramural Research Award ($9,725), Touro University, Vallejo, CA, 2017

School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Research Grant ($670), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2009

 

School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Student Travel Grant ($500), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2009

*Designates Mentee. 

Lee, J., Sa, J., Chaput, J.-P., Heimdal, J., Nelson, B., Cho, B., & Kwon, E (in press). Gender Differences in Weight Perception and Weight Gain among Black College Students in the USA. Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives.

 

Sa, J., Choe, S., Seo, J., Chaput, J.-P., Cho, B., Gazmararian, J., Shin, J. C., Nelson, B., Hwang, S., Jackson-Bowen, D., & *Moen, J (in press). Sleep Duration and Weight Gain among Students at A Historically Black University. Health Behavior and Policy Review.

 

Lee, J. & Sa, J. (2020). Regional disparities in healthy eating and nutritional status in South Korea: Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2017. Nutrition Research and Practice, 14(6):679-690.

 

Sa, J., Kwon, E, Seo, J., Choe, S., Chaput, J.-P., Gazmararian, J., Hwang, S., *Moen, J., & Kim, Y. (2020). Comparison of Obesity-Related Behaviors between Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Students at non-Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 7(6):570-583.

 

Sa, J., Choe, S., Cho, B.-Y., Chaput, J.-P., Lee, J., & Hwang, S. (2020). Sex and Racial/Ethnic Differences in Suicidal Consideration and Suicide Attempts among US College Students, 2011-2015. American Journal of Health Behavior, 44(2), 214-231.

 

Sa, J., Choe, S., Cho, B.-Y., Chaput, J.-P., Kim, G., Park, C., Chung, J., Choi, Y., Nelson, B., & Kim, Y. (2020). Relationship between Sleep and Obesity among U.S. and South Korean College Students. BMC Public Health.  20(96):1-11. doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-8182-2

 

Sa, J., Samuel, T., Chaput, J.-P., Chung, J., Grigsby-Toussaint, D., & Lee, J. (2020). Sex and Racial/Ethnic Differences in Sleep Quality and Its Relationship with Body Weight Status among US College Students. Journal of American College Health. 68(7):704-711. DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2019.1594829

 

Sa, J., Cho, B.-Y., Chaput, J.-P., Chung, J., Choe, S., Gazmararian, J. A., Shin, J., Lee, C. G., *Navarrette, G., & *Han, T. (2019). Sex and Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Prevalence ofOverweight and Obesity among U.S. College Students, 2011to 2015. Journal of American College Health. DOI:10.1080/07448481.2019.1679814

 

Sa, J., Russell M., Weintraub, M. R., Seo, D.-C., Chaput, J.-P., & *Habib, M. (2018). Gender and racial/ethnic differences in the association between alcohol drinking patterns and body mass index - The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2010. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. doi: 10.1007/s40615-018-0525-7

 

Lee, J., Sa, J., Chaput, J.-P., Seo, D.-C., & Samuel, T. (2018). Racial/Ethnic Differences in Body Weight Perception among U.S. College Students. Journal of American College Health. 66(5):429-437. DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1446437

 

Sa, J., Heimdal, J., Sbrocco, T., Seo, D.-C., & Nelson, B. (2016). Overweight and physical inactivity among African American college students in the USA. Journal of the National Medical Association, 108 (1), 77-85.

 

Sa, J., Seo, D.-C., Nelson, T., Lohrmann, D., & Ellis, N. (2015). Binge drinking and drinking and driving among South Korean international college students in the USA: Hierarchical linear model. Health Education Journal, 74(1), 84-95.

 

Sa, J., Seo, D.-C., Nelson, T., & Lohrmann, D. (2013). Cigarette smoking among Korean international college students in the United States. Journal of American College Health, 61:8, 454-467.

 

Seo, D.-C., Torabi, M. R., Sa, J., & Blair, E. H. (2012). Campus violence preparedness of U.S. college campuses. Security Journal, 25, 199-211.

 

Seo, D.-C. & Sa, J. (2010). A meta-analysis of obesity interventions among US minority children. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46(4), 309-323. 

 

Sa, J., Seo, D.-C., & Choi, S. D. (2009). Comparison of risk factors for falls from height between commercial and residential roofers. Journal of Safety Research, 40, 1-6. 

 

Seo, D.-C. & Sa, J. (2008). A meta-analysis of psycho-behavioral obesity interventions among US multiethnic and minority adults. Preventive Medicine, 47(6), 573-582.

 

Member of Research Society on Alcoholism, 4/14-present 

Member of Obesity Society, 4/12-present 

Member of
American Public Health Association, 3/07-present




 

School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Fellowship, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2009

 

J. K. Rash Scholarship, Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2009

 

Ron Hall Scholarship, Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2009

 

School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Fellowship, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2008

 

Ron Hall Scholarship, Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2007

 

James P. Kohn Memorial Scholarship, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), 2004

Last Updated: 8/26/21