University of California
Mark D. Eisner, MD, MPH

Oisaeng Hong , RN, PhD

Director, Occupational & Environmental Health Nursing Program
Department of Community Health Systems
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
2 Koret Way
San Francisco, CA 94143-0608

Phone: (415) 502-5581, Fax: (415) 476-6042

Creative achievements
• Apply and test behavioral theories to determine predictors of workers’ health and safety behaviors.
• Incorporate multimedia computer technology with health records and individualized tailored training.
• Test the effectiveness of theory-based interventions to promote health protection/promotion behaviors in working population.
•  Community/worksite-based health and safety outreach programs for vulnerable population

Research Interests
My research interests focus on health and safety in working population, noise exposure and hearing loss, vulnerable population, worksite and community based health behavioral interventions using information technology and tailoring, global network in occupational and environmental health

Ongoing Projects

•  Risk factors for hearing loss in Older Mexican Americans
• The prevalence of smoking, alcohol, and depression among construction workers
• Web-based survey of hearing protection behavior in workers of six power plants in Korea
• NIHL-Expert (NIHL-e) System Intervention: Developmental Stage I
• Job delineation research with occupational health nurses in Brazil: A part of international comparative study, ABOHN (Co-PI)
•  Computer-Based Parent/Adolescent HIV Communication Intervention for Latinos

Teaching areas
Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing, Population Assessment, Health Promotion Intervention Research, Research design, method, and analysis

1994 The Virginia Ohlson International Studies Award, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago
1996 Charles J. Turcotte Award, American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
1997 Hoefly Award, Aviation Nurses’ Society of Aerospace Medical Association
2002 Outstanding Occupational Health Nurse alum, University of Illinois at Chicago
2003 Michigan Road Scholars
2003 Research Award, American Board of Occupational Health Nursing (ABOHN)
2005 Faculty Teaching Fellow in the Program of Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates, University of Michigan
2006 Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Ginsberg Center Award for Community Service & Social Action, University of Michigan
2006 Excellence in Research Award in Health Policy Research, blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
2007 Visiting Professor, University of Sao Paulo at Ribeirao Preto College of Nursing

Selected Publications
• Hong, O. & Csaszar, P. (2005). Audiometric testing and hearing protection training through multimedia technology. International Journal of Audiology, 44(9), 522-530.
• Hong, O. (2005). Hearing loss among operating engineers in American construction industry. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 78(7), 565-574.
• Marziale, M. H. & Hong, O. (2005). Occupational Health Nursing in Brazil: Exploring the world through international occupational health programs. Association of American Occupational Health Nurses Journal, 53(8), 345-352.
• Hong, O. , Lusk, S. L., & Ronis, D. L (2005). Ethnicity differences in predictors for hearing protection behavior in Black and White workers. Research & Theory for Nursing Practice: An International Journal, 19(1), 63-76.
• Brady, J. & Hong, O. (2006). Work climate and hearing protection behaviors in construction workers. Professional Safety, November, 18-26.
• Hong, O. , Ronis, D. L., Lusk, S. L, & Kee, K. S. (2006). Efficacy of a computer-based hearing test and tailored intervention to prevent hearing loss. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 13(4), 304-314.
• Raymond, D. M., Hong, O., Lusk, S. L, & Ronis, D. L (2006). Predictors of hearing protection use for Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White factory workers. Research & Theory for Nursing Practice: An International Journal, 20(2), 127-140.
• Ronis, D. L., Hong, O., & Lusk, S. L. (2006). Comparison of the original and revised structures of the health promotion model in predicting construction workers' use of hearing protection. Research in Nursing and Health, 29(1), 3-17.
• Hong, O . & Samo, D. (2007). Hazardous decibel and hearing loss in fire fighters. Association of American Occupational Health Nurses Journal, 55(8), 313-319
• Hong, O ., Samo, D., Hulea, R., & Eakin, B. (in press). Perception and attitudes of fire fighters on noise exposure and hearing loss. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene