Office: Phone, Fax, Email

Office: Phone, Fax, Email

Youngtae Cho, Ph.D.

March 2013

Office: Phone, Fax, Email:

School of Public HealthPhone: +82-2-880-2718 (office)

Seoul National University+82-10-7135-4610(cell)

Daehak-dong, Kwanak-guFax: +82-2-762-9105

Seoul, KoreaEmail:


Associate Professor (October, 2009 - present)

School of Public Health


Assistant Professor (October, 2005 – September, 2009)

School of Public Health


Full-time Lecturer (August, 2004 – August, 2005)

School of Public Health


Assistant Professor (August, 2002 - June, 2004)

Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology


Ad-hoc Positions (current only)

Director (February, 2013-present)

Center for Smart Technology and Public Health

School of Public Health

Seoul National University

Research Affiliate (February, 2013-present)

Big Data Center

Seoul National University

Coordinator, International Organizing Committee/National Organizing Committee

2013 IUSSP (International Union for Scientific Study of Population)International Population Conference in Busan (November, 2010 – present)

Consultant(March, 2012 - Present)

SAMSUNG Electronics, Digital, Media, and Communication research center

Consultant (Octobor, 2012 - present)

Korea Planned Parenthood Federation

Vice Chair, Healthy City Committee (July, 2011 - present)

Dongjack-gu, Seoul (Self-governing regional government in Seoul)

Member, Healthy City Committee (July, 2012 - present)

Seocho-gu, Seoul (Self-governing regional government in Seoul)

Secretary/Treasurer (January, 2011 - present)

Population Association of Korea



The University of Texas at Austin, August 2002.

Dissertation Title: “The Impact of Individual- and Contextual Characteristics on the Health of Metropolitan Seoul Adult Residents.”

(Dr. W. Parker Frisbie, Chair)


The University of Texas at Austin, May 1999.

Thesis Title: “The Urbanization Process in Metropolitan Seoul: An Ecological Point of View.” (Dr. W. Parker Frisbie, Chair)


KoreaUniversity, SeoulKorea. Feb 1997. (Sociology Major)


Health Demography

Influence of Information and Communication Technology on Population Processes

Health of Immigrant and Refugee Populations

Social Determinants and Health Inequality

Fertility Changes in Korea



Refereed-Journal Articles

(International Journals)

2013Shim, Eunyoung, Youngtae Cho. "Widening social disparities in alcohol-attributable deaths among middle-aged Korean men." (forthcoming at International Journal of Public Health, corresponding author)

2013Friel S, Loring B, Aungkasuvapala N, Baum F, Blaiklock A, Chiang T, Cho Y, Dakulala P, Guo Y, Hashimoto H, Horton K, Jayasinghe S, Matheson D, Nguyen H, Otto C, Rao M, Reid P, Surjadi C. "Policy approaches to address the social and environmental determinants of health inequity in Asia Pacific." (forthcoming at Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health)

2013 Lee, Chung Gun, Youngtae Cho, and Seunghyun Yoo. "The Relationship of suicidal ideation and attempts with physical activity among Korean Adolescents." (forthcoming at Journal of Physical Activity and Health, corresponding author)

2013Ra, Chaelin Karen,Youngtae Cho, Robert A. Hummer. "Is Acculturation Always Adverse to Korean Immigrant Health in the U.S.?" (forthcoming at Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, corresponding author)

2013Kim, Sangmi, Seonju Yi, Meekyung Kim, Bokyung Kim Hwayoung Lee, Taekryeon Jeon, and Youngtae Cho. "Unequal geotraphic distribution of life expectancy in Seoul." (forthcoming at Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. corresponding author)

2012Son, Mia, Youngtae Cho, Juhwan Oh, Ichiro Kawachi, Soonman Kwon, and Junhyuk Lee. “Social Inequalities in Life Expectancy during the Transition Period of Economic Crisis (1995-2005) in Korea.” International Journal of Equity in Health 11:71 (corresponding author)

2011Cho, Youngtae. "Generational Wealth Flow Hypothesis and Very Low Fertility in Asian Countries." (Commentary) Asian Population Studies 7(3): 175-176.

2011Boostrom, Eugene, Youngtae Cho, Jay Glasser, Kenji Hayashi, Romeo B. Lee, Yan Liu, Sandrine Motamed, Yosihide Obayashi, Sumiko Ogawa, Sureeporn Punpuing, Adnre Rougemont, Kalinga Tudo Silva, Ilka Steiner, Hiko Tamashiro, and Philippe Warner. “Current status and inter-country perspectives related to low fertility levels in Japan, Korea, and Switzerland: Implications for sustainable development.”Japanese Journal of Health and Human Ecology 77(2): 63-72.

2011Friel, S, TL Chiang, Y Cho, Y Guo, H. Hashimoto, S Jayasinge, B Loring, D. Matheson, HT Nguyen, M Rao. "Freedom to lead a life we have reason to value? A spotlight on health inequity in the Asia Pacific region." Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health 23(2): 246-63.

2011Oh, In-Hwan, Youngtae Cho, So-Youn Park, Changmo Oh, Bong-Keun Choe, Joong-Myung Choi, and Tai-Young Yoon. "Relationship between socioeconomic variables and obesity in Korean adolescents." Journal of Epidemiology 21(4): 263-270 (corresponding author)

2011Mason, Philip, Mike B. Toney, and Youngtae Cho. "Religious Affiliation and Hispanic Health in Utah." Social Science Journal 48:175-192.(corresponding author)

2011Cho, Youngtae, Robert A. Hummer, Sungwon Jung, and Yoonjung Choi. “Late Childbearing and Adverse Birth Outcomes in Korea.” Maternal and Child Health Journal 15: 431-437.

2011Kim, Seong Yi, Myoung-Hee Kim, Ichiro Kawachi and Youngtae Cho. "Comparative Epidemiology of Suicide in South Korea and Japan: Effects of Age, Gender and Suicide Methods" Crisis 32:5-14.

2009Kim, Dongsik, Youngtae Cho, Sung-Il Cho, and In-Sook Lim. “Body Weight Perception, Unhealthy Weight Control Behaviors, and Suicidal Ideation among Korean Adolescents.”Journal of School Health 79: 585-592.(corresponding author)

2009Park, Kunhee, Youngtae Cho, Injin Yoon. “Social Inclusion and Length of Stay as Determinants of Health among North Koreans Residing in South Korea.” International Journal of Public Health 54:175-182. (corresponding author)

2008Park, Sang Mi, Sung Il Cho, Soong Nang Jang, Youngtae Cho, and Hai Won Chung. “The Preference for an Additional Child among Married Women in Seoul, Korea.”Journal of Biosocial Science 40: 269-281.

2007Kim, Sun-Young, Ho Kim, Jong-Tae Lee, Youngtae Cho, Jae-Yong Kim, and Marie O’Neill. “Air Pollution, Socioeconomic Position, and EmergencyHospital Visits for Asthma in Seoul.”International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 80:701-710.

2007 Kim, Dongsik, Youngtae Cho, and Okryun Moon. “The Effect of Unusual Social Experience on the Global Health of North Korean Asylum Seekers.” Public Health 121(4): 287-295. (Corresponding author)

2005Cho, Youngtae, Gil-SungPark, and Samuel Echevarria-Cruz. "Perceived Neighborhood Characteristics and the Health of Adult Koreans."Social Science & Medicine60(6): 1285-1297.

2005Cho, Youngtae, Seung-eun Song, and W. Parker Frisbie. "Low Birthweight among Korean Americans: The Impact of Nativity and Social Proximity to Other Koreans." Population Research and Policy Review24: 263-282.

2004Cho, Youngtae, W. Parker Frisbie, Robert A. Hummer, and Richard G. Rogers. “Nativity, Duration of Residence, and the Health of Hispanic Adults in the United States.” International Migration Review 38(2): 184-211.

2001 Cho, Youngtae, and Robert A. Hummer. “Disability Status Differentials across Fifteen Asian and Pacific Islander Groups and the Effect of Nativity/Duration of Residence in the US.” Social Biology 48: 171-195.

2001Frisbie, W. Parker, Youngtae Cho, and Robert A. Hummer. “Immigration and the Health of Asian and Pacific Islander Adults in the U.S.” American Journal of Epidemiology 153 (4): 372-380.

(Reprinted as a book chapter in Thomas LaVeist (eds.) Race, Ethnicity, and Health: A Public Health Reader. Jossey-Bass, 2002.)

(Academic Reports)

2011AP-HealthGAEN. "An Asia Pacific Spotlight on Health Inequity: Taking action to Address the Social and Environmental Determinants of Health Inequity across Asia Pacific." Report of the Asia Pacific hub of Global Action for Health Equity Network. (participated as a writing team member)

(Korean Journals)

2012Kang, Choryok and Youngtae Cho. "The Effect of Social Discrimination on Suicidal Ideation." Korean Journal of Population Studies35(3): 1-28 (corresponding author).

2012Woo, WonKyu, Dongsik Kim, and Youngtae Cho. "Relationship between Smoking Initiation and School Characteristics According to Grade Level among High School Students in Korea." Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion 29(5): 115-123. (English manuscript, corresponding author)

2012Ko, Kidong, Youngtae Cho, Sungil Cho, Joo Hon Sung, Belong Cho, Ki Young Son, and Ho Chun Choi. "Association of Health Risk Behaviors with Mental Health among Elderly Koreans." Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society 16(2): 66-73. (corresponding author)

2011Kim, Sangmi, and Youngtae Cho. "Impact of Delayed Childbearing on Infant Mortality by Maternal Education." Health and Social Science 29: 69-97. (corresponding author)

2010Byeon, Jinok. and Youngtae Cho. "School Smoking Rate as a Social Factor Affecting the Adolescent Smoking in Korea: Multilevel Analysis." Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion 27(4):7-16.(corresponding author)

2010Heo, Jong-ho, Youngtae Cho, and Soon-man Kwon. "The Effects of Socioeconomic Deprivations on Health." Korean Journal of Sociology 44(2): 93-120.

2009Lee, Chung Gun and Youngtae Cho. "Relationship between Perceived Neighborhood Characteristics and Vigorous Physical Activities among Adult Seoul Residents." Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health42:215-222. (corresponding author, English manuscript)

2009Woo, Won-kyu and Youngtae Cho. "A Study on the Korean Average Marital Life Expectancy by a Standard of Education." Korea Journal of Population Studies 32(1): 93-111. (corresponding author).

2008Kim, Dongsik, Hyun-Sun Kim, Youngtae Cho, Sung-Il Cho. “The Effect of Actual and Perceived Body Weight on Unhealthy Weight Control Behaviors and Depressed Mood among Adult Women in Seoul, Korea. Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 41(5): 323-330 (English manuscript)

2008Heo, Jae-Heon, and Youngtae Cho. “Activity Limitations and Health Behaviors by Socioeconomic Status among the Elderly Seoul Population.”Journal of Korean Gerontological Society28(1):87-104. (corresponding author)

2008 Kim, Youn-Hee, and Youngtae Cho. “Impact of Area Characteristics on the Health of Vulnerable Populations in Seoul.”Korea Journal of Population Studies31(1): 5-30. (corresponding author)

2007Kim, Hangon and Youngtae Cho. “Korean Demography 30 Years: Challenges and Prospects.”Korea Journal of Population Studies30: 179-205.

2007 Shin, Sangjin, Youngtae Cho. “Social Capital and Suicidal Impulse.”Journal of Korean Society for Health Education and Promotion 24(3): 35-49. (corresponding author)

2007Kang, Hea-Won, and Youngtae Cho. “Socioeconomic Status, Psychosocial Factors, and Health Inequalities of Elderly Koreans.”Korean Journal of Sociology41(4): 164-201 (corresponding author).

2007 Jung, Yeon, Youngtae Cho, and Joo Hwan Oh. “Differential Effects of Family Income on Self-rated Health by Age.”Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health40(5):381-387 (corresponding author).

2007Chun, Eun-Jung, Soong-Nang Jang, Sung-Il Cho, Youngtae Cho, and Ok-Ryun Moon. “Disparities in Participation in Health Examination by Socio-economic Position among Adult Seoul Residents.”Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 40(5):345-350.

2007Cho, Youngtae, and Sung Won Jung. “Health of Adult Residents in Metropolitan Seoul: Individuals and Contexts.”Population and Society3(1): 61-91. (English manuscript)

2006Choi, Soo-Hyeong and Youngtae Cho. “Sex Differentials in the Utilization of Medical Services by Marital Status.”Korea Journal of Population Studies 29(2): 143-166.

2005Oh, Jin-Kyoung , Youngtae Cho, and Chang-Yup Kim. “Socio-demographic Characteristics of Suicides in South Korea.”Health and Social Science 18: 191-210.

2005Jung, Sung Won, Youngtae Cho. “Neighborhood Characteristics and Individual Health under Korean Context.”Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health38(3): 259-266.(corresponding author)

2001Cho, Youngtae, Hyong-sik Ahn, and Sung Won Jung. "Migration and Health: A Comparative Study of Mortality Profiles between Korean Americans and Koreans." Korea Journal of Population Studies24(2):207-234.


2012Cho, Youngtae, Choryok Kang, and Chaelin Karen Ra. Migrants’ social Integrationn Policy Education: Volume VI, Migration and Health-Theory to Reality. IOM MRTC Migration Education Series, No. 2011-02. IOM Migration Research and Training Centre, Goyang-si, Republic of Korea. (ISBN: 987-89-97118-05-2, written in Korean)

2009Cho, Youngtae and Sanglim Lee. Korean Population at 20 Glances. Seoul, Korea: Statistics Korea (ISBN: 978-89-962154-2-4)

Book Chapters

2007Frisbie, W. Parker, Elizabeth Durden, Robert A. Hummer, Youngtae Cho. "Health

Patterns of Pacific Islanders and Asians Living in the United States."

Chapter 9, In Stanley Ulijaszek and Ryutaro Ohtsuka (eds.) Health Change in the

Asia Pacific Region. CambridgeUniversity Press. pp. 192-218.

2006Youngtae Cho. "Social Risk Factors and Health in Utah." Chapter 9,

in Ken Smith and Cathleen Zick (eds.) Utah at the Beginning of the New

Millennium - A Demographic Perspective. University of Utah Press.

Book Edits

2007Encyclopedia of Population. Kim TH, Jun KH, Lee YS, and Cho Y (eds.) National Statistical Office of Korea.