Ju Nyeong Park
Ju Nyeong Park

Ju Nyeong Park, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

Departmental Affiliations

  • Health, Behavior and Society (Primary)

Contact Information

624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 186
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

P:  410-502-4435
E: ju.park@jhu.edu

FORECAST Study: https://americanhealth.jhu.edu/fentanyl


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


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 currently collaborates 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 recently received a Faculty Development Award from the Center for AIDS Research to assess HIV risk among urban and suburban people who inject drugs. 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 honors

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

Research Interests

  • fentanyl
  • opioid overdose
  • addiction
  • substance use
  • drug use
  • trauma
  • HIV
  • HCV
  • epidemiology
  • community-based research
  • 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; 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; 194:527-532. 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; 114(7):1204-1213. PMID: 30694587.
  • Park JN, Sherman SG, Rouhani S, Morales KB, McKenzie M, Allen ST, Marshall BDL, Green TC. Willingness to Use Safe Consumption Spaces among Opioid Users at High Risk of Fentanyl Overdose in Baltimore, Providence, and Boston. J Urban Health. 2019; 96(3):353-366. PMID: 31168735.
  • 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.