Jong Cheol Shin, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Population Health
Office: HST 134


Dr. Jong Cheol Shin is an assistant professor in the College of Health at Lehigh University. Before joining Lehigh, he completed post-doctoral research at the School of Public Health at Brown University. He received a doctoral degree in Community Health, two master's degrees in Applied Statistics and Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and two bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Sports Medicine from Kyung Hee University. He is an interdisciplinary researcher with extensive transdisciplinary training and various research experiences and working in both laboratory settings and community-engaging research.

His primary research interests mainly focus on the community-level environment exposure and human behaviors – particularly sleep and physical activity, by using various research methods including but not limited to epidemiology, health geography, and health technologies with mobile and wearable devices. To be specific, he is interested in 1) the intersection of social and environmental exposure and human activity and its impacts on population health, 2) applications of novel health technologies and 3) evidence synthesis and research practice for health promotion and health equity. His primary goal as a researcher is to bridge the gap between fundamental research and practice in health study and to apply advanced health technology to improve the community and population health.


  • Brown University School of Public Health, Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D. Community Health
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.S. Applied statistics
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.S. Kinesiology
  • Kyung Hee University, B.S. Sports Medicine
  • Kyung Hee University, B.S. Physics

Areas of Research and Publications

Health technology, Wearable device, Mobile health, Virtual Reality; Sleep, Physical Activity, Obesity; Health Geography, GIS, Environmental exposure, Green & Blue space; Social/environmental Epidemiology, Spatial accessibility, Health Inequality

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