DepartmentDepartment of Kinesiology and Public Health (KPH)
Biola AffiliationsFaculty


  • B.S., Sookmyung Women's University
  • M.P.P., KDI (Korea Development Institute) School of Public Policy and Management
  • Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington


Ji-Yeun Park’s teaching focuses on health behavior theories, social and behavioral health sciences, and research methods. The primary goal of her teaching is to provide rich learning opportunities that encourage students to think more deeply and critically about public health issues. She enjoys bringing Christian faith into the classroom so that students can better understand how the Christian faith shapes public health. 

Park’s research interests include substance use, with an emphasis on e-cigarettes, marijuana, and opioids, and substance abuse problems. Her work focuses on 1) examining the prevalence and determinants of substance use, 2) assessing how drug policies affect substance use behaviors, and 3) addressing substance abuse and related problems. Park conducted post-doctoral research at the Duke University Medical Center and University of California San Diego.

Publications (Selected)

"Sources of misused prescription opioids and their association with prescription opioid use disorder in the United States: Sex and age differences," Park JY, Wu LT, Substance use and Misuse, Jan, 2020

"Prevalence and correlates of past-year prescription opioid use, misuse, and use disorder among adolescents aged 12-17 in the United States," Park JY, Carmona J, Maxwell JC, Wu LT, Journal of Adolescent Health, 2020

"Trends and correlates of driving under the influence of alcohol among different types of adult substance users in the United States: a national survey study," Park JY, Wu LT, BMC Public Health, 2019

"Differences in behavioral health disorders and unmet treatment needs between medical marijuana users and recreational marijuana users: Results from a national adult sample," Park JY, Wu LT, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2017

"Prevalence, reasons, perceived effects, and correlates of medical marijuana use: A review," Park JY, Wu LT, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2017

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