Soyoung Choi, PhD, RN
As a registered professional nurse and a healthcare data scientist, Soyoung Choi is dedicated to improving the health-related quality of life of people with (dis)abilities and family caregivers. In particular, Dr. Choi is interested in promoting healthy behaviors related to cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, such as diet, sleep patterns, and physical activity, and the mental health of people with visual impairments/blindness based on their circadian rhythms. Dr. Choi collaborates with interdisciplinary teams to conduct data-driven biobehavioral health research focused on healthy aging and independent living for people with visual impairments/blindness. Her ultimate goals are to develop theoretical models explaining the health behaviors of people with visual impairments/blindness across their lifespan through longitudinal implementation research and to translate significant findings to inclusive and accessible healthcare interventions.