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Jane Chung, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Health Nursing


1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3023
Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-5187
Email: jchung2@vcu.edu

TEACHING:

I teach at the VCU School of Nursing in the master’s and DNP programs. The major areas of my teaching focus on health informatics and patient-centered technologies.

RESEARCH:

My program of research is directed toward applying and evaluating technology applications, including sensors and emerging technologies, to detect early mobility changes that may indicate functional deterioration and to promote healthy aging in older adults. I also continue to work on advancing the science by exploring older adults’ acceptability of novel sensor technologies in a sociocultural context. My ultimate goal is to develop a new model of independent living based on innovative sensors and related applications to enable older people to age in place through the end of life, maximizing independence and function.

SERVICE:

I am a member of the Gerontological Society of America, Sigma Theta Tau, and American Medical Informatics Association.

EDUCATION:

  • PhD – University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • MS – University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • MSN – Yonsei University, Korea
  • BSN – Yonsei University, Korea

AWARDS/HONORS

  • Geriatric Nursing Research Award for a New Researcher, Western Institute of Nursing, 2017
  • Dissertation Award in Nursing Science, University of Washington School of Nursing, 2015
  • Dan David Scholarship (Future Dimension – Preventive Medicine), Dan David Foundation, Israel, 2013
  • Graduate Healthy Aging Scholarship, de Tornyay Healthy Aging Center, University of Washington, 2012
  • Gerberding Fellowship (Top Scholar Award), University of Washington, 2009 – 2010
  • Sun Woo Award, Yonsei University College of Nursing, 2001

RESEARCH FUNDING

  • 2017 – 2018, Principal Investigator: Sensor-based mobility assessment of older Latinos with dementia, Latino Aging Research Resource Center, University of California at Davis, supported by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (P30AG043097)
  • 2017, Principal Investigator: Health information seeking behaviors among dementia caregivers, University of New Mexico College of Nursing (Dean’s research support)
  • 2016 – 2017, Principal Investigator: Feasibility of mHealth technology for measuring life-space mobility among older adults, University of New Mexico Clinical and Translational Science Center (1UL1TR001449)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Chung, J., Seo, J. Y., & Lee, J. (in press). Using the socioecological model to explore factors affecting health care access and utilization among older Korean immigrants. International Journal of Older People Nursing. PMID: 29083091
  • Chung, J., & Flores-Montoya, A. (2018). Correlates and predictors of mobility limitation in community-dwelling Hispanic older adults in the United States: A systematic review. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. doi: 10.1007/s10903-017-0587-3. PMID: 28424998
  • Chung, J., Ozkaynak, M., & Demiris, G. (2017). Examining daily activity routines of older adults using workflow. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 71, 82-90. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2017.05.010. PMID: 28529189
  • Chung, J., Demiris, G., Thompson, H., Chen, K-Y., Burr, R., Patel, S., Fogarty, J. (2017). Feasibility testing of a home-based sensor system in Korean American older adults. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 12(1). doi: 10.1111/opn.12127. PMID: 27431567
  • Chung, J., Thompson, H., Joe, J., Hall, A., Demiris, G. (2017). Examining Korean and Korean American older adults’ perceived acceptability of home-based monitoring technologies in the context of culture. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 42(1), 61-76. PMID: 27100664
  • Joe, J., Chaudhuri, S., Chung, J., Thompson, H., Demiris, G. (2016). Older adults’ attitudes and preferences regarding a multifunctional wellness tool: A pilot study. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 41(2), 143-158. doi: 10.3109/17538157.2014.965305. PMID: 25325513
  • Chung, J., Thompson, H., Demiris, G. (2016). Ethical considerations regarding the use of smart home technologies for older adults: An integrative review. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 34. doi: 10.1891/0739-6686.34.155. PMID: 26673381
  • Chung, J., Chaudhuri, S., Le, T., Chi, N., Thompson, H., Demiris, G. (2015). The use of think-aloud to evaluate a navigation structure for a multimedia health and wellness application for older adults and their caregivers. Educational Gerontology, 41(12), 916-929
  • Chung, J., Demiris, G., Thompson, H. (2015). Instruments to assess mobility limitation in community - dwelling older adults: a systematic review. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 23(2), 298-313. doi: 10.1123/japa.2013-0181. PMID: 24589525
  • Lee, T., Yim, E., Cho, E., Chung, J. (2014). Cognitive function, behavioral problems, and physical function among long-term care insurance beneficiaries with dementia in South Korea: comparison of home care and institutional care services. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 62(8), 1467-1475. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12944. PMID: 25041583
  • Chung, J., Reeder, B., Lazar, A., Joe, J., Demiris, G., & Thompson, H. (2014). Exploring an informed decision-making framework using in-home sensors: older adults’ perceptions. Informatics in Primary Care, 21 (2), 73-77. doi: 10.14236/jhi.v21i2.53. PMID: 24841407
  • Reeder, B., Chung, J., Le, T., Thompson, H., & Demiris, G. (2014). Assessing older adults’ perceptions of sensor data and designing visual displays for ambient assisted living environments: an exploratory study. Methods of Information in Medicine, 53(3), 152-159.
  • Reeder, B., Chung, J., Lazar, A., Joe, J., Demiris, G., & Thompson, H. (2013). Testing a theory-based mobility monitoring protocol using in-home sensors: a feasibility study. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 6(4), 253-263. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20130729-02. PMID: 23938159
  • Demiris, G., Thompson, H., Boquet, J., Le, T., Chaudhuri, S., Chung, J. (2013). Older adults’ acceptance of a community-based telehealth wellness system. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 38(1), 27-36. doi: 10.3109/17538157.2011.647938. PMID: 22571733

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

 

  • Chung, J. (April 18, 2018). Use of GPS-based sensor technology to monitor mobility among older Latinos with dementia. Breakout Sessions Presentation, NIA Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research Annual Scholars Meeting, Bethesda, MD
  • Chung, J., Mustafa, O., & Demiris, G. The use of workflow analysis to characterize patterns of older adults’ daily activities. Poster presentation at the International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology the 21th World Congress, San Francisco, CA, USA (July, 2017)
  • Chung, J., Lee, T. W., Yim, E. S., & Choi, H. S. Comparison of physical function in day care and home care settings among older adults with dementia. Poster presentation at the International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology the 21th World Congress, San Francisco, CA, USA (July, 2017)
  • Chung, J., Demiris, G., & Thompson, H. J. Obtrusiveness of a smart home application as perceived by Korean American older adults. Podium Presentation at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference, Orlando FL, USA (November, 2015)
  • Chung, J. & Demiris, G. Feasibility trial of a home-based sensor system for activity monitoring in Korean American older adults. Advancing Science, Improving Lives: NINR's 30th Anniversary Scientific Symposium, Washington DC, USA (October 13, 2015)
  • Chung, J., Joe, J., Hall, A., Thompson, H. J. & Demiris, G. Exploring the acceptability of home-based sensor technologies in a cultural context. Poster Presentation at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference, Washington DC, USA (November 8, 2014)
  • Chung, J., Thompson, H. J. & Demiris, G. Improving informed decision making for a field implementation of a home-based sensor system with older adults. Poster Presentation at the Council's 2014 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Washington DC, USA (September 19, 2014)

 

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