School of Public Health-Bloomington
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department
Applied Health Science Department
- Ph.D. at Indiana University, 2003
- M.S. at Indiana University, 1994
- B.B.A at Seoul National University, 1987
- AAHB (American Academy of Health Behavior) Board of Directors, 2010-2013
- Editorial Board, World Journal of Methodology, 2011-2015
- Journal Editor, Californian Journal of Health Promotion (Smoking, Alcohol and Other Drugs Section Editor), 2008 - present
- AAHB (American Academy of Health Behavior) Research Review Committee Chair, 2008-2009
- Grant Reviewer, NSF, FAMRI, and Florida Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Grant
- Director, Tobacco Control and Wellness Research Working Group (TobWell), 2006-present
- Principal Investigator, Effect of Campus-wide Smokefree Air Policy on Students' Tobacco Use, Belief and Quit Attempts and Intentions (2008-2010), funded by the RTI International (5-312-0210172)
- Principal Investigator, Prevention of High-Risk Drinking (2007-2009), funded by the US Department of Education (Q184H070007)
- Principal Investigator, Evaluation of Black and Minority Health Fair Follow-up Health Counseling and Education Program (2006-2008), funded by the Indiana State Department of Health (EDS A70-6-008002)
- Principal Investigator, Effect of Bloomington and Monroe County public smoking ban on incidence of acute myocardial infarction and secondary analysis of Indiana Youth Tobacco Survey data set (2005-2006), funded by the American Institutes for Research (00001-1784.009)
Dr. Seo's research is focused on policy and socio-ecological approach in obesity and addictive/risky behavior (tobacco and alcohol). For more details, visit his personal homepage.
Selected Recent Research Publications (Refereed)
Seo, D.-C. & Lee, C.G. (in press, DOI: 10.1007/s10865-012-9444-y). The effect of perceived body weight on suicidal ideation among a representative sample of US adolescents. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
Seo, D.-C., Torabi, M.R., Kim, N., Lee, C.G., & Choe, S. (in press). Smoking among East Asian college students: Prevalence and correlates. American Journal of Health Behavior.
Zhang, J., Seo, D.-C., Kolbe, L., Middlestadt, S., & Zhao, W. (in press). Associated trends in sedentary activity and BMI among Chinese school children and adolescents in seven diverse Chinese Provinces. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
Seo, D.-C., Torabi, M.R., Chin, M.K., Huang, S.-F., Chen, C.K., Mok, M.M.C., Wong, P., Chia, M., Lee, C.G., & Wang, C. (in press, DOI: 10.1007/s12529-011-9167-4). A comparison of factors associated with physical inactivity among East Asian college students. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
Bodde, A.E., Seo, D.-C., Frey, G.C., Lohrmann, D.K., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (in press). The effect of a designed health education intervention on physical activity knowledge and participation of adults with intellectual disabilities. American Journal of Health Promotion.
Seo, D.-C. & Lee, C.G. (2012). Association of school nutrition policy and parental control with childhood overweight. Journal of School Health, 82(6), 285-293.
Li, K., Seo, D.-C., Torabi, M.R., Peng, C.-Y., Kay, N.S., & Kolbe, L.J. (2012). Social-ecological factors of leisure-time physical activity among Black adults. American Journal of Health Behavior, 36(6), 797-810.
Bodde, A.E., Seo, D.-C., Frey, G.C., Lohrmann, D.K., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2012). Developing a physical activity education curriculum for adults with intellectual disabilities. Health Promotion Practice, 13(1), 116-123.
Macy, J.T., Middlestadt, S.E., Seo, D.-C., Kolbe, L., & Jay, S.J. (2012). Applying the Theory of Planned Behavior to explore the relation between smoke-free air laws and quitting interventions. Health Education and Behavior, 39(1), 27-34.
Seo, D.-C., & Li, K. (2012). Longitudinal trajectories of perceived body weight: adolescence to early adulthood. American Journal of Health Behavior, 36(2), 242-253.
Seo, D.-C., & Huang, Y. (2012). Systematic review of social network analysis in adolescent cigarette smoking behavior. Journal of School Health, 82(1), 21-27.
Seo, D.-C. (2011). Lessons learned from a Black and Minority Health Fair's 15-month follow-up counseling. Journal of the National Medical Association, 103, 897-906.
Seo, D.-C., Macy, J.T., Torabi, M.R., & Middlestadt, S.E. (2011). The effect of a smoke-free campus policy on college students' smoking behaviors and attitudes. Preventive Medicine, 53, 347-352.
Jiang, N., Kolbe, L.J., Seo, D.-C., Kay, N.S., & Brindis, C.D. (2011). Health of adolescents and young adults: Trends in achieving the 21 Critical National Health Objectives by 2010. Journal of Adolescent Health, 49, 124-132.
Zhang, J., Seo, D.-C., Kolbe, L., Lee, A., Middlestadt, S., Zhao, W., & Huang, S. (2011). Comparison of overweight, weight perception, and weight-related practices among high school students in 3 large Chinese cities and 2 large U.S. cities. Journal of Adolescent Health, 48(4), 366-372.
Chassin, L., Presson, C.C., Sherman, S.J., Seo, D.-C., & Macy, J.T. (2010). Implicit and explicit attitudes predict smoking cessation: Moderating effects of experienced failure to control smoking and plans to quit. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24(4), 670-679.
Zhang, J., Seo, D.-C., Kolbe, L., & Middlestadt, S., & Zhao, W. (2010). Trends in overweight among school children and adolescents in seven Chinese Provinces, 1991-2004. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 5(5), 375-382.
Seo, D.-C. & Li, K. (2010). Leisure-time physical activity dose-response effects on obesity among US Adults: results from the 1999-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 64, 426-431.
Li, K., Seo, D.-C., Torabi, M.R., Peng, C.-Y.J., Kay, N.S., & Kolbe, L.J. (2010). Leisure-time physical activity and obesity in Black adults in Indianapolis. American Journal of Health Behavior, 34(4), 442-452.
Chassin, L., Macy, J.T., Seo, D.-C., Presson, C.C., & Sherman, S.J. (2010). The association between membership in the sandwich generation and health behaviors: A longitudinal study. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 31, 38-46.
Seo, D.-C., & Sa, J. (2010). A meta-analysis of obesity interventions among U.S. minority children. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46, 309-323.
Seo, D.-C., & Li, K. (2009). Effects of college climate of students' binge drinking: hierarchical generalized linear model. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 262-268.
Bodde, A.E., Seo, D.-C., & Frey, G. (2009). Correlation between physical activity and self-rated health status of non-elderly adults with disabilities. Preventive Medicine, 49, 511-514.
Seo, D.-C., & Jiang, N. (2009). Associations between smoking and extreme dieting among adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 38, 1364-1373.
Seo, D.-C., Torabi, M.R., Jiang, N., Fernandez-Rojas, X., & Park, B.-H. (2009). Cross-cultural comparison of lack of regular physical activity among college students: universal versus transversal. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 16(4), 355-359.
Sherman, S.J., Chassin, L., Presson, C.C., Seo, D.-C., & Macy, J.T. (2009). The intergenerational transmission of implicit and explicit attitudes toward smoking: Predicting adolescent smoking initiation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 313-319.
Seo, D.-C. (2009). Comparison of school food policies and food preparation practices before and after the local wellness policy among Indiana high schools. American Journal of Health Education, 40, 165-173.
Seo, D.-C., Jiang, N., & Kolbe, L.J. (2009). Association of smoking with body weight in US high school students, 1999-2005. American Journal of Health Behavior, 33(2), 202-212.
Seo, D.-C., Bodde, A.E., & Torabi, M.R. (2009). Salient environmental and perceptual correlates of current and established smoking for 2 representative cohorts of Indiana adolescents. Journal of School Health, 79(3), 98-107.
Chassin, L., Presson, C.C., Seo, D.-C., Sherman, S.J., Macy, J.T., Wirth, R.J., & Curran, P. (2008). Multiple trajectories of cigarette smoking and the intergenerational transmission of smoking: A multi-generational, longitudinal study of a Midwestern community sample. Health Psychology, 27(6), 819-828.
Seo, D.-C., & Sa, J. (2008). A meta-analysis of psycho-behavioral obesity interventions among US multiethnic and minority adults. Preventive Medicine, 47(6), 573-582.
Seo, D.-C., Torabi, M.R., Li, K., John, P.M., Woodcox, S.G., & Perera, B. (2008). Perceived susceptibility to diabetes and attitudes towards preventing diabetes among college students at a large Midwestern university. American Journal of Health Studies, 23(3), 143-150.
Seo, D.-C., Torabi, M.R., & Weaver, A.E. (2008). Factors influencing openness to future smoking among nonsmoking adolescents. Journal of School Health, 78(6), 328-336.
Macy, J.T., Seo, D.-C., Chassin, L., Presson, C.C., & Sherman, S.J. (2007). Prospective predictors of long-term abstinence versus relapse among smokers who quit as young adults. American Journal of Public Health, 97(8), 1470-1475.
Seo, D.-C., & Torabi, M.R. (2007). Reduced admissions for acute myocardial infarction associated with a public smoking ban: matched controlled study. Journal of Drug Education, 37(3), 217-226.
Seo, D.-C., & Torabi, M.R. (2007). Differences in vigorous and moderate physical activity by gender, race/ethnicity, age, education, and income among US adults. American Journal of Health Education, 38(3), 122-128.
Seo, D.-C., Nehl, E., Agley, J., & Ma, S.-M. (2007). Relations between physical activity and behavioral and perceptual correlates among Midwestern college students. Journal of American College Health, 56(2), 187-197.
Awards & Honors:
Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, four consecutive times in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
Courses Recently Taught
T592 Intermediate Statistics in Public Health
T694 Multivariate Statistical Analysis