Hwayoung Cho

Hwayoung Cho, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Department: Family, Community and Health Systems Science
Business Phone: (352) 273-6347

About Hwayoung Cho


Dr. Cho teaches graduate Nursing and Nursing Informatics courses including Applied Statistical Analysis I/II, Theory and Research for Nursing, Nurse Scientist and Scholar, State of Science, and Nursing Informatics and Information Management.


Dr. Cho’s research has focused on using technology for underserved populations in order to reduce health disparities, promote health outcomes and improve health-related quality of life. Her research work focuses on translating existing health information into informatics tools such as mobile health interventions to facilitate the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based health information for underserved communities, specifically racial and ethnic minorities and those from low-socioeconomic groups who face barriers to accessing health information.


Dr. Cho holds memberships in the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Academy Health, Sigma Theta Tau International, and Eastern Nurses Research Society. Her service activities include serving on professional association committees such as AMIA 2019 Informatics Summit Scientific Program Committee- Clinical Research Informatics, reviewing manuscripts; reviewing grants for Sigma.


Scientific Program Committee – Clinical Research Informatics
2021 · American Medical Informatics Association Informatics Summit
Scientific Program Committee – Clinical Research Informatics
2019 · American Medical Informatics Association Informatics Summit
Postdoctoral fellowship
2017-2018 · Columbia University School of Nursing
Predoctoral research assistantship
2015-2017 · Columbia University School of Nursing
Dean’s scholarship for academic excellence
2011 · Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
Awards of academic excellence
2010 · Korean Society of Nursing Science, Seoul, Korea
Awards of the first grade student with the highest GPA
2010 · Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

Board Certifications

  • License of Hospital Service Coordinator
    Korea Association for Service, Korea
  • License of Registered Nurse
    Ministry of Health and Welfare, Korea
  • Nurse-Teacher’s certificate
    Ministry of Education, Korea
  • Nursing Professional/Care Provider
    Gyeonggi Province, Korea


2017 The Practice of Patient Centered Care: Empowering and Engaging Patients in the Digital Era


Ph.D. in Nursing
2017 · Columbia University
Master of Science in Nursing
2012 · Hanyang University

Contact Details

(352) 273-6347