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Ju Nyeong Park, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

Departmental Affiliations

Contact Information

624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 186
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

410-502-4435

FORECAST Study

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Education

PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2018
MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2013
BS, University of Sydney, 2009

Overview

Dr. Ju Nyeong Park is an epidemiologist with nine years of experience in conducting research on substance use, trauma, HIV and HCV among under-served populations. Dr. Park has expertise in the design and implementation of epidemiological studies both domestically and internationally, as well as skills in data analysis, survey and scale development, and data management. Dr. Park directed the FORECAST study, a multi-phase study examining the feasibility of drug checking as a public health tool to address the fentanyl overdose epidemic. Dr. Park is currently collaborating on a pilot study evaluating the impact of a brief fentanyl test strip intervention among female sex workers (FSW) who use opioids. She is also working on an NIH-funded study examining the HIV risk environment of street-based sex workers in Baltimore, Maryland, and a SAMHSA-funded project that is expanding drug treatment, mental health services, and linkage to community-based care at the Bartlett Clinic at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has conducted program evaluations and needs assessments for a variety of health agencies, including the Baltimore City Health Department, the Maryland Department of Health, and the World Health Organization.

Honors and Awards

2019 NIDA Women & Sex/Gender Differences Junior Investigator Travel Award

2016 Charlotte Silverman Award, Department of Epidemiology, JHBSPH

2013 Conference Travel Award, International AIDS Society, Geneva, Switzerland

2013 Conference Travel Award, Center for Global Health, Johns Hopkins University

2013 Community Service Award, Johns Hopkins Student Outreach Resource Center

  • fentanyl
  • opioid overdose
  • addiction
  • trauma
  • PTSD
  • HIV
  • HCV
  • epidemiology
  • longitudinal data analysis
  • confirmatory factor analysis
  • respondent driven sampling
  • time location sampling

Selected publications since 2011

  • Park JN, Weir B, Allen, ST, Chaulk P, Sherman SG. Fentanyl-contaminated drugs and nonfatal overdose among people who inject drugs in Baltimore, Maryland. Harm Reduction Journal. 2018 Jul 5;15(1):34. PMID: 29976195.
  • Glick JL, Christensen T, Park JN, McKenzie M, Green TC, Sherman SG. Stakeholder perspectives on implementing fentanyl drug checking: Results from a multi-site study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 Jan 1;194:527-532. Epub 2018 Nov 13. PMID: 30551090.
  • Park JN, Footer KHA, Decker MR, Tomko C, Allen ST, Galai N, et al. Interpersonal and structural factors associated with receptive syringe sharing among a prospective cohort of female sex workers who inject drugs. Addiction. 2019. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30694587.
  • Park JN, Linton SL, Sherman SG, German D. Police violence among people who inject drugs in Baltimore, Maryland. Int J Drug Policy. 2018 Dec 19;64:54-61. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30579221.
  • Park JN, Papworth E, Kassegne S, Moukam L, Billong SC, Macauley I, Yomb YR, Nkoume N, Mondoleba V, Eloundou J, LeBreton M, Tamoufe U, Grosso A, Baral S. HIV prevalence and factors associated with HIV infection among men who have sex with men in Cameroon. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2013;16 Suppl 3:18752. PMID: 24321114.