Oisaeng Hong

Oisaeng Hong , RN, PhD, FAAN, FAAOHN

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
Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing
UCSF Profile

Research Interests
Auditory impairments due to environmental and occupational exposure to noise and ototoxic chemicals
Hearing loss prevention
• Health disparities
• Prevention of occupational diseases and injuries
• Workplace and community-based health promotion interventions
• Training advanced occupational health nursing workforce

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., Chin, D., Kerr, M., & Ronis, D. (2012). Stages of changes in hearing protection behavior, cognition, and hearing status. American Journal of Health Behavior, 36(6):811-822. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.36.6.8. PMID:23026039
Hong, O., Monsen, K., Kerr, M., Chin, D., Lytton, A., & Martin, K. (2012). Firefighter hearing health: An informatics approach to screening, measurement, and research. International Journal of Audiology., 51 (10), 765-770. DOI:10.3109/14992027.2012.705902. PMID:22998414.
•  Hong, O., Chin, D., & Ronis, D. (2013). Predictors of hearing protection behaviors among firefighters. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 20 (1), 121-130. DOI 10.1007/s12529- 011-9207-0. PMID:22161219.
•  Hong. O, Eakin, B., Chin, D., Feld, J., & Vogel, S. (2013). An internet-based tailored hearing protection intervention for firefighters: Development process and users’ feedback. Health Promotion Practice. 14(4), 572-579. DOI: 10.1177/1524839912462031. PMID:23149759
•Hong, O. Chin, D., Fiola, L. & Kazanis, A. (2013). The effect of booster intervention to promote hearing protection behavior in operating engineers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 56(2), 258–266. DOI: 10.1002/ajim.22091. PMID:22767271
•  Hong, O, Chin, D, & Samo, D. (2013). Hearing loss and use of hearing protection among career firefighters in the U.S. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 55(8), 960-965. DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e318293aee0. PMID: 23887702. PMCID: PMC3721724.
•  Hong, O. Chin, D., & Thomas, E. (2013). Global occupational health and safety activities by nurses in the United States. Workplace Health & Safety, 61(7): 287-295. DOI: 0.3928/21650799-20130624- 68. PMID: 23819512. PMCID: PMC3355035,
•  Hong, O., Duffy, S., Choi, S. & Chin, D. (2014). The association between occupational exposures and cigarette smoking among operating engineers. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, 69(3), 172-179. DOI:10.1080/19338244.2013.763760. PMID: 24325748
Kang, T.S., Hong, O, Kim, K, & Yoon C. (2014). Hearing among male firefighters: A comparison with hearing data from screened and unscreened male population. Journal Of Exposure Science And Environmental Epidemiology. 1-7. doi:10.1038/jes.2014.72
•  Hong, O, Chin, D., & Kerr, M. (2015). Lifelong occupational exposures and hearing loss among Latino American elderly. International Journal of Audiology. 54, Supplement 1:S57-64.