Dr. Juhee Woo

app_profile_pic.jpgDr. Juhee Woo (She/Her/Hers) is an Assistant Professor of Sociology. Dr. Woo received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado Boulder and joined the Sociology Department at AppState in the fall of 2020. Since then, Dr. Woo has taught Research Methods, Sociological Perspectives, Medical Sociology, and Health Disparities. She has also served as a co-adviser for the Sociology Club and a faculty member of the Immigrant Mountaineer Movement (IMM).

Dr. Woo’s research interests include social inequalities, health disparities, health behaviors, tobacco use, and mixed methods. Her work has been published in sociological and interdisciplinary journals, such as Sociological Perspectives, Demographic Research, and Heath and Place. Dr. Woo’s recent research projects have focused on racial/ethnic health disparities in cigarette smoking and their policy implications. Currently, she’s examining the role of place (or context) in smoking behaviors, conducting in-depth interviews with Black women smokers in the greater Winston-Salem and Greensboro areas of North Carolina. For this research project, Dr. Woo has received several internal grants, including the University Research Council (URC), Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA), and College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) research grants.

Dr. Woo was born and raised in South Korea and moved to the U.S. for higher education when she was 20. Prior to moving to Boone, NC, she had lived in Minnesota, Colorado, and Illinois. Dr. Woo enjoys going on a walk/bike ride with her daughter on the Greenway Trails and loves exploring new coffee shops and restaurants in the high country.