Joon-Ho Yu, MPH, PhD
Joon is a research assistant professor in the Division of Genetic Medicine and Division of Bioethics and Palliative Care, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, and a faculty member at the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children’s Hospital. He received his MPH and PhD in the interdisciplinary field of public health genetics from the University of Washington and is a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded principal investigator.
Prior to academia, Joon worked for over a decade in the non-profit sector to support the health of AANHPI communities. During his tenure at Asian Pacific Islander Health Forum, Joon served as mini-grant’s program coordinator, APITEN network coordinator, APITEN director, and chronic diseases program director. In this capacity, he staffed the API Cancer Survivors’ Network and served as a member of the RWJF-AMA Smokeless State’s National Advisory Committee. Now as a community-based researcher, he continues to work with diverse communities and community-based organizations to build capacity and engage in policy advocacy efforts on a range of health topics.
Joon is an active member of the APICAT coalition and serves as deputy director of the Korean Community Service Center. His NIH-funded research focuses on developing and evaluating strategies to benefit under-represented communities in research and healthcare in areas such as genomics, precision medicine, mHealth, and learning healthcare systems.