BongKyoo Choi, ScD, MPH
Assistant Professor

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University of California, Irvine
Center for Occupational & Environmental Health
100 Theory, Suite 100
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b.choi@uci.edu

Education & Training:

B.S., Pharmacy, Seoul National University, South Korea
M.P.H., Environmental Health (Occupational Health), Seoul National University, South Korea
Sc.D., Work Environment,
University of Massachusetts Lowell,
Lowell, MA


Research Interests: Psychosocial occupational epidemiology (mental health, WRMSDs, and CVD risk factors - obesity), work stress theories and methodologies, work stress physiology, cross-cultural studies, and quality of working life policies.

Recent Publications:

Choi B, Ko S, Dobson M, Schnall P, Garcia-Rivas J, Israel L, Baker D. (2014). Short-term test-retest reliability of the Job Content Questionnaire and Effort-Reward Imbalance Questionnaire items and scales among professional firefighters. Ergonomics, 57(6): 897-911.

Choi B, Schnall P, Dobson M, Garcia J, Kim HR, Zaldivar F, Israel L, Baker D. (2014). Very long (> 48 hours) shifts and cardiovascular strain in firefighters: a theoretical framework. Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 26:5.

Choi B, Dobson M, Landsbergis P, Ko SB, Yang H, Schnall P, Baker D. (2014). Job strain and obesity [letter]. Journal of Internal Medicine, 275(4), 438–440.

Choi B, Ko SB, Landsbergis P, Dobson M, Schnall P. (2014). Job strain and health-related behaviors [letter]. American Journal of Public Health, 104(3), e3.

Choi B, Dobson M, Ko SB, Landsbergis P. (2014). Job strain and lifestyle factors [letter]. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 186(1),63-64.

Choi B, Ko SB, Landsbergis P, Dobson M, Garcia AJ, Schnall P, Baker D. (2014). Re: Siegrist J, Dragano N, Nyberg ST et al. validating abbreviated measures of effort-reward imbalance at work in European cohort studies: the IPD-Work consortium [letter]. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 87 (1), 111–112.

Ko SB, Choi B, Lee YW, Baker D, Landsbergis P, Dobson M, Schnall P. (2013). Re: Work stress and risk of cancer: meta-analysis of 5700 incident cancer events in 116,000 European men and women [letter]. BMJ. Available at http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f165/rr/677364.

Choi B, Dobson M, Landsbergis P, Ko SB, Yang H, Schnall P, Baker D. (2013).Re: “Need for more individual-level meta-analyses in social epidemiology: example of job strain and coronary heart disease” [letter]. American Journal of Epidemiology, 178(6), 1007-1008.

Choi B, Schnall P, Ko SB, Dobson M, Baker D. (2013). Job strain and coronary heart disease [letter]. Lancet, 381 (9865), 448.

Dobson M, Choi B, Schnall P, Wigger E, Garcia J, Israel L, Baker D. (2013). Exploring occupational and health behavioral causes of firefighter obesity: a qualitative study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 56(7), 776-790.

Kim HR, Yim HW, Jo SJ, Choi B, Jeong SH, Lee KS, Park JI, Chang SM.(2013). Major depressive disorder, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder in Korean subway drivers.International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 86(4), 471-477.

Canivet C, Choi B, Karasek R, Moghaddassi M, Staland-Nyman C, Östergren PO. (2013). Can high psychological job demands, low decision latitude, and high job strain predict disability pensions? a 12-year follow-up of middle-aged Swedish workers. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 86(3),307-319.

Myong JP, Kim HR, Baker D, Choi B. (2012). Blood cadmium and moderate-to-severe glomerular dysfunction in Korean adults: analysis of KNHANES 2005-2008 data. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health,85(8):885-893.

Myong JP, Kim HR, JungChoi KH, Baker D, Choi B. (2012). Disparities of metabolic syndrome prevalence by age, gender and occupation among Korean adult workers. Industrial Health, 50(2), 115-122.

Choi B, Kurowski A, Bond M, Baker D, Clays E, De Bacquer D, Punnett L. (2012). Occupation-differential construct validity of the Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ) psychological job demands scale with physical job demands items: a mixed methods research. Ergonomics, 55(4), 425-439.

Choi B, Schnall P, Dobson M, Israel L, Landsbergis P, Galassetti P, Pontello A, Kojaku S, Baker D. (2011). Exploring occupational and behavioral risk factors for obesity in firefighters: a theoretical framework and study design. Safety and Health at Work, 2(4), 301-312.

Lindeberg SI, Rosvall M, Choi B, Canivet C, Isacsson SO, Karasek R, Östergren PO. (2011). Psychosocial working conditions and exhaustion in a working population sample of Swedish middle-aged men and women. European Journal of Public Health, 21(2), 190-196.

Choi B, Ostergren PO, Canivet C, Moghadassi M, Lindeberg S, Nilsson P, Karasek R, Isacsson SO. (2011). Synergistic effect between job control and social support at work on general psychological distress. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 84(1), 77-89.

Choi B, Schnall P, Yang H, Dobson M, Landsbergis P, Israel L, Karasek R, Baker D. (2010). Sedentary work, low physical job demand, and obesity in US workers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine,53(11), 1088-1101.

Choi B, Schnall P, Yang H, Dobson M, Landsbergis P, Israel L, Karasek R, Baker D. (2010). Psychosocial working conditions and active leisure-time physical activity in middle-aged US workers. International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, 23(3), 239-253.

Canivet C, Östergren PO, Lindeberg S, Choi B, Karasek R, Moghadassi M, Isacsson SO. (2010). Conflict between the work and family domains and exhaustion among vocationally active men and women. Social Science & Medicine, 70, 1237-1245.

Choi B, Bjorner J, Ostergren PO, Clay E, Houtman I, Punnett L, Rosengren A, de Bacquer D, Ferrario M, Bilau M, Karasek R. (2009) Cross-language differential item functioning of the job content questionnaire among European countries: the JACE Study. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 16(2), 136-147.

Canivet C, Östergren PO, Choi B, Nilsson P, af Sillén U, Moghadassi M, Karasek RA, Isacsson SO. (2008). Self-reported sleeping problems as a risk factor for subsequent muscular pain. Results from a one-year follow-up of the Malmö Shoulder Neck Study cohort. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 15(4), 254-262.

Choi B, Kawakami N, Chang SJ, Koh SB, Bjorner J, Punnett L, Karasek R. (2008). A cross-national study on the multidimensional characteristics of the five-item psychological demands scale of the Job Content Questionnaire. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 15(2), 120-132.

Cho SL, Eum KD, Choi B, Paek DM, Karasek R. (2008). Social class, job insecurity, and job strain in Korea. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 6 (Suppl), 60-65.

Choi B, Clays E, de Bacquer D, Karasek R. (2008). Socioeconomic status, job strain, and common mental disorders: an ecological (occupational) analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 6 (Suppl), 22-32.

Karasek R, Choi B, Ostergren PO, Ferrario M, De Smet P. (2007). Testing two methods of comparable scale scoring between the JCQ and JCQ-like Questionnaires in the JACE study. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 14(4), 189-201.