Eunhee Park, PhD, RN, APHN-BC

Assistant Professor

Eunhee Park.

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
201 E Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

PHONE: 716-829-3701


Eunhee Park’s program of research is to develop, implement, and disseminate effective interventions that reduce the harms of risky behaviors, particularly focusing on smoking and substance use prevention among young people with low SES. Her research pursues three lines of inquiry, including the following: (1) understanding mechanisms and contextual factors of risk behaviors among young people, (2) finding innovative intervention strategies using technology, internet, and media, and (3) developing implementation and dissemination plans for sustainable health outcomes.


  • BSN, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Republic of Korea, 2005
  • MSN, Public Health Nursing Leadership, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2012
  • PhD, Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2015

Areas of Research

  • Adolescent and young adults’ health promotion
  • Smoking and substance use prevention
  • Internet, digital media, and technology use for health promotion
  • Implementation science

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NGC 502 Applied Informatics to Evaluate Health Care Outcomes
  • NGC 518 Health Promotion and Epidemiologic Methods

Recent Publications

Kim, E.-M., Kim, H., & Park, E. (2020). How are depression and suicidal ideation associated with multiple health risk behaviours among adolescents? A secondary data analysis using the 2016 Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Advance online publication.

Kwon, M., Seo, Y. S., Park, E., & Chang, Y.-P. (2020). Association between substance use and insufficient sleep in U.S. high school students. Journal of School Nursing. Advance online publication.

Kwon, M., Seo, Y. S., Park, E., & Chang, Y-P. (2020). Increased risk for insufficient sleep among high school students who use substances. Journal of School Nursing, 1-10.

Kwon, M., & Park, E. (2020). Perceptions and sentiments about electronic cigarettes on social media platforms: Systematic review. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 6(1).

Park, E., Livingston, J. A., Wang, W., Kwon, M., Eiden, R. D., & Chang, Y.-P. (2020). Adolescent e-cigarette use trajectories and subsequent alcohol and marijuana use. Addictive Behaviors, 103.

Park, E., & Chang, Y.-P. (2020). Using digital media to empower adolescents in smoking prevention: Mixed methods study. JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting, 3(1).

Erausquin, J. T., Bartlett, R, McCoy, T. P., & Park, E. (2019). Trajectories of suicide ideation and attempts from early adolescence to mid-adulthood: Associations with race/ethnicity. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 1-10. 

Kim, E., Park, E., & Kim, H. (2019). Gender differences in multilevel factors associated with adolescent smoking experimentation and age of initiation. Journal of School Nursing. Advance online publication.

Kwon, M., Park, E., & Dickerson, S. (2019). Adolescent substance use and its association to sleep disturbances: A systematic literature review. Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation, 5(4), 382-394.

Park, E., Kwon, M., Gaughan, M. R., Livingston, J. A., & Chang, Y. P. (2019). Listening to adolescents: Their perceptions and information sources about e-cigarettes. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 48, 82-91.

Kim, H., Park, E., Lee, S., Kim, M., Park, E., & Hong, S. (2018). Self-management of chronic diseases among older Korean adults: An mHealth training, protocol and feasibility study. Journal of Medical Internet Research Mhealth and UHealth, 6(6), e147.

Park, E., & Jang, B. (2018). Using disciplinary literacy strategies to prevent youth substance and smoking use. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 29(4), 235-243.

Park, E., & Kwon, M. (2018). Health-related internet use by children and adolescents: Systematic review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20(4). doi:10.2196/jmir.7731

Park, E., McCoy, T. P., Erausquin, J. T., & Bartlett, R. (2018). Trajectories of risk behaviors across adolescence and young adulthood: The role of race and ethnicity. Addictive Behaviors, 76, 1-7. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.07.014

Park, E., Kulbok, P. A., Keim-Malpass, J., Drake, E., & Kennedy, M. (2017). Adolescent smoking prevention: Feasibility and effect of participatory video production. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 36, 197-204. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2017.07.001

Thatcher, E., Park, E., & Kulbok, P. A. (2017). Working together: Collaboration, coalition building, and community organizing. In M. Truglio-Londrigan & S. B. Lewenson (Eds.), Public health nursing: Practicing population-based care (3rd ed., pp. 319-337). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Park, E., Choi, S., & Duffy, S. (2016). Effect of re-randomization in a randomized controlled trial study for smoking cessation. American Journal of Health Behavior, 40(5) 667-674. doi:10.5993/AJHB.40.5.14

Park, E., Kim, H., & Steinhoff, A. (2016). Health-related Internet use by informal caregivers of children and adolescents: A systematic literature review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(3), e57. doi:10.2196/jmir.4124

Kulbok, P. A., Meszaros, P. S., Bond, D. C., Thatcher, E., Park, E., Kimbrell, M., & Smith-Gregory, T. (2015). Youth as partners in a community participatory project for substance use prevention. Family & Community Health, 38(1), 3-11. doi:10.1097/FCH.0000000000000061

Park, E., & Drake, E. (2015). Systematic review: Internet-based program for youth smoking prevention and cessation. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 47(1), 43-50.

Peterson, N. E., Moss, K. O., Milbrath, G. R., von Gaudecker, J. R., Park, E., & Chung, M. (2015). Qualitative analysis of student perceptions of bachelor of science-to-doctor of philosophy in nursing programs. Journal of Nursing Education54(10), 542-549. doi:

Kulbok, P. A., Thatcher, E., Park, E., & Meszaros, P. S. (2012). Evolving public health nursing roles: Focus on community participatory health promotion and prevention. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing ,17(2), 1. doi:10.3912/OJIN.Vol17No02Man01

Honors and Awards

Public Health Nursing Scholarship, American Public Health Association

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Gamma Kappa Chapter