My research is centered on social behavioral epidemiology, in particular the epidemiology of obesity. The overarching goal of my research is to reduce obesity by preventing maladaptive eating and encouraging adaptive eating. I am primarily interested in improving these behaviors by identifying psychosocial risk and protective factors that will be translated into interventions. My current research focus is on examining the impact of adverse and traumatic life experiences, including childhood abuse and neglect, household dysfunction, interpersonal violence, and other forms of violence on maladaptive and adaptive eating.
Recent Publications and Research Activity
Yoon C, Mason, SM, Loth K, Jacobs DR Jr. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Disordered Eating among Middle-Aged Adults: Findings from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study. Preventive Medicine 2022 Sep;162:107124. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2022.107124
Park S., Hong, S., Yoon, C. Analysis of mothers’ perceptions affecting eating habits of young children with/without disabilities: A machine learning method. Korean Journal of Early Childhood Special Education 2022. 22(1), 1-25
Yoon C, Hazzard V, Emery R, Mason SM, Neumark-Sztainer D. Perceived discrimination and adaptive and maladaptive eating behaviors: Findings from Project EAT 2018. Appetite. 2021 Dec 22;170:105878. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2021.105878. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34952131.
Yoon C, Emery R, Mason SM, Neumark-Sztainer D. Sexual and physical abuse and identity of the perpetrator: Associations with binge eating and overeating in Project EAT 2018. Eating Behaviors. 2021 Oct doi: 101577.10.1016/j.eatbeh.2021.101577.
Yoon C, Emery R, Hazzard V, Mason SM, Neumark-Sztainer D. Adverse experiences as predictors of maladaptive and adaptive eating: Findings from EAT 2018. Appetite. 2022 Jan 1;168:105737. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2021.105737. Epub 2021 Oct 7. PMID: 34627979.
Hazzard V, Yoon C, Mason SM, Neumark-Sztainer D. Adverse childhood experiences in relation to mood-, weight-, and eating-related outcomes in emerging adulthood: Does self-compassion play a buffering role? Child Abuse and Neglect. 2021 Sep 4;122:105307. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.105307.
Emery R, Yoon C, Mason SM, Neumark-Sztainer D. Child maltreatment and disordered eating attitudes and behaviors in adult men and women: Findings from Project EAT. Appetite. 2021 Aug 1;163:105224. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2021.105224.
Yoon C, Simone M, Mason SM, Neumark-Sztainer D. A Single Summative Global Score of Disordered Eating Behavior: Findings from Project EAT. Eating Behaviors. 2020 Dec;39:101418. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2020.101418.
Yoon C, Mason SM, Hooper L, Eisenberg ME, Neumark-Sztainer D. Disordered eating behaviors and 15-year trajectories in body mass index: Findings from Project EAT. J Adolesc Health. 2020 Feb;66(2):181-188. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.08.012.
Yoon C, Jacobs DR Jr, Duprez DA, Neumark-Sztainer D, Steffen LM, Mason SM. Questionnaire-based problematic relationship to eating and foods with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2019 Mar;52(3):304-308. doi: 10.1002/eat.23020.
Yoon C, Jacobs DR JR, Duprez DA, Dutton G, Lewis CE, Neumark-Sztainer D, Steffen LM, West DS, Mason SM. Questionnaire-based problematic relationship to eating and food is associated with 25-year body mass index trajectories during midlife: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2018 Jan;51(1):10-17. doi: 10.1002/eat.22813.
Yoon C, Steffen LM, Gross MD, Launer LJ, Odegaard A, Reiner A, Sanchez O, Yaffe K, Sidney S, Jacobs DR Jr. Circulating Adhesion Molecules and Cognitive Function: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2017 May 24;4:37. doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2017.00037.
B.S. in Dietetics at Iowa State University, 2007
M.S/R.D in Public Health Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University, 2009
Ph.D in Epidemiology and Community Health at University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2017
NIH/NIDDK T32 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Minnesota Obesity Prevention Training fellowship program at University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2018-2021