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Soyoung Choi, PhD, RN

Soyoung Choi, PhD, RN

Soyoung Choi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also serves as a faculty affiliate of the Illinois Informatics Institute and Personalized Nutrition Initiative. Dr. Choi’s work primarily covers following three topics: (1) exploring the sleep, diet, and physical activity patterns of people with visual impairments; (2) generating theoretical frameworks to understand, analyze, and improve the health literacy of people with visual impairments; and (3) utilizing self-tracking technologies to promote the health behaviors of people with disabilities. For her research, she collaborates with faculty members working in Computer Science, Information Science, Medicine, Nursing, and Psychology. She received her Ph.D. in Nursing Science from Pennsylvania State University in 2020.

Dr. Choi will be accepting Ph.D. applicants for the 2023-2024 academic year soon (interested candidates can contact her via email: soyoung@illinois.edu). Her graduate research group works on the development of accessible health information sources, eHealth literacy assessment tools, and self-tracking health interventions for people with visual impairments, including blindness. You can find more information on her research projects here: soyoungchoi.com