Associate Professor of Dermatology, Associate Professor of Epidemiology


Dr. Eunyoung Cho is an Associate Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Dermatology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Brown School of Public Health. She received her BS and MS in Food Science and Nutrition at Seoul National University, and her ScD in Nutrition and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. She was both Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health. After serving Harvard Medical School for 12 years as a faculty member, she joined Brown University in 2014.

Her primary research interest is evaluating the role of diet and nutrition in relation to the development of chronic diseases using epidemiologic approach. While she was at Harvard, she led several projects on diet and chronic diseases including age-related macular degeneration, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and kidney cancer in multiple Harvard-based cohort studies.

At Brown, Dr. Cho has pursued her interest in diet and nutrition with skin cancer and other dermatological disorders including alopecia areata, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and rosacea. She has been funded by US NIH, American Institute for Cancer Research, Harvard University, Kidney Cancer Association, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and has served as grant reviewer of US NIH, World Cancer Research Fund, Welcome Trust and other foundations. She is a receipient of SUN Pharma-Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) Mid-Career Investigator Award in 2021.

She serves as Associate Editor of Cancer Causes and Control and Editorial Board of Plos One and Nutrition Research Practice. She also served as Chair of Diet and Cancer Research Interest Section (RIS) of American Society for Nutrition (ASN) in 2014-2016. In addition, she was one of the working group members of International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Monograph on Red Meat and Processed Meat in 2015.

She has collaborated with research institutes in Korea and has published data using the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Dr. Cho is one of the founding investigators of Korea Nurses’ Health Study, which is an ongoing prospective follow-up study of women in Korea. She has over 200 publications, including peer-review journal articles and book chapters.

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