Wonsuk Yoo

Associate Professor

Wonsuk Yoo

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Periodontics

The Graduate School

College of Nursing
Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing


Assistant Division Chief of Data Coordinating Center (DCC) at Institute of Public and Preventive Health (IPPH)


  • Ph.D., Biometry/Biometrics. Medical University of South Ca, 2004

  • MSTAT, Statistics, General. University of Florida, 1999

Awards & Honors

  • AACR Cancer Biostatistics Workshop Travel Award American Association for Cancer Research, 2009

  • 2005 Young Investigator's Award American Statistical Association, 2005

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • OBMP 9010

    Grad Oral Bio Seminar
  • OBPR 9010

    Graduate Oral Biology Seminar

Teaching Interests

Biostatistics to Public Health Research Intro to Big Data Analysis Survival data analysis Applied mixed effects model


Selected Recent Publications

  • Multimorbidity patterns and associations with functional limitations among an aging population in prison, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Cyclic-GMP elevating agents suppress polyposis in Apc min mice by targeting the preneoplastic epithelium, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Determinants of adherence to physical activity guidelines among overweight and obese African American breast cancer survivors: implications for an intervention approach., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Organized Social Activity, Physical Exercise, and the Risk of Insomnia Symptoms Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Patient web portals, disease management, and primary prevention., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Dr. Yoo has extensive range of both collaborative and methodological research experience in health science and medical research. His research is mainly focused on developing biostatistical tools and methodologies that utilize complex and large amount of data to predict the risk of complex human diseases such as Cancer, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Mental Health. His research interests include developing risk score predictive modelling, EpiGenomics approach to assess the effects of multiple polymorphisms using nonparametric data-mining methods for detecting important SNPs interactions and Environmental factors, developing statistical modeling for longitudinal biomarkers on early detection, and Meta-analysis.

Department Service

  • Faculty Recruiting Committee 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Institutional Review Board (Cancer) 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • BMC Public Health 2016 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Cancer Research UK 2016 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Grant Proposal
  • JSM Women's Health 2016 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • International Journal of Chronic Diseases \& Therapy (IJCDT) 2015 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • MAYFEB Journal of Medicine 2015 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member