Eunhee Cho, PhD, CRNP, RN, FAAN
Professor, Yonsei University College of Nursing
Director, Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute
Senior Fellow, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Dr. Eunhee Cho completed a Ph.D. and Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania and received a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR) in the T32 program in Nursing Outcomes Research (2005–2007). Dr. Cho earned her BSN from Korea University and MPH from Seoul National University, both in South Korea. Currently, Dr. Cho is an associate professor at the College of Nursing, Yonsei University, South Korea, where she teaches health outcomes research to doctoral students.
Dr. Cho’s research focuses on health outcomes and the contributions of the nursing workforce in various care settings including acute hospitals and long-term care settings. She is particularly interested in examining the health outcomes of older adults receiving long-term care services.
Dr. Cho directed a pilot study of the nursing workforce in South Korea collaborating with CHOPR (2007-2008). As a principal investigator, she has received several Korean National Research Foundation grants to examine the effects of the nurse practice environment and nurse staffing on nurse and patient outcomes in Korean acute hospitals (2009–2011) and in Korean long-term care facilities (2014–2017). Dr. Cho has published several articles and has served as a reviewer for many scientific journals.
After she goes back to her country she conducted collaborative research between PENN nursing and nursing researchers in South Korea. She is the project director for Global Research Collaborative Initiative funded by School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania. This Initiative aims to create a research partnership between PENN Nursing, Yonsei University School of Nursing, and Penn Nursing alumni in South Korea around the implementation of a replication of the Center’s International Hospital Outcomes Study that examines the impact of differential staffing levels and organizational attributes on patient and nurse outcomes. Dr. Cho will also serve as Co-Principal-Investigators on the pilot study for this International Hospital Outcomes Study funded by P30-NR05043 Pilot Grant.