Jimi Huh, Ph.D.

Dr. Jimi Huh has joined the University of Southern California in 2011. She has a background in psychology and epidemiology, with specific interests in the topics of health disparities, acculturation and immigrant health. Since joining IPR, she has expanded her research to include developmental aspects of various health behaviors and has acquired various analytic skills, with special emphasis on multilevel modeling, mixture growth curve modeling, piecewise growth curve model, latent class analysis and latent transition analysis. Her past projects, funded by Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) examines cultural influences on tobacco use and environmental exposure to smoking among Korean American emerging adults, using mixed methods. With her American Cancer Society (ACS)-sponsored project, she has developed a mobile-based just-in-time (JIT) cessation intervention designed to help young Asian American adult smokers. She is currently working on applying innovative statistical models pertinent to Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) and JIT intervention data such as mixed-effects location scale model and time-varying effect models.

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