Yoonmee Joo, PhD, ANP, RN

HS Asst Clinical Professor


I am interested in research on factors that promote health for the most vulnerable elderly, with an emphasis on the social and cultural environment as these enable older adults to remain living in their communities with quality of life and dignity.
My dissertation focused on the effect of ototoxic drugs on age-related hearing loss among older adults. I have developed a collaboration agreement with the University of Wisconsin for my dissertation research. Given the high prevalence of hearing loss and the impact on health and daily living, medication associated ototoxicity may be a critical epidemiological problem.
I have worked at Center for Elders Independence (one of program all inclusive care for elders) as a primary care nurse practitioner.


Honors and Awards

Dissertation Research Award, Global Korean Nursing Foundation-US, 2014
Research Award, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing:Alpha Eta Chapter, 2014
Research Award, UCSF/Harford Center of Geriatirc Nursing Excellence, 2014


Yoonmee Joo, RN, PhD, ANP, Karen J. Cruickshanks, PhD, Barbara E. K. Klein, MD, MPH, Ronald Klein, MD, MPH, OiSaeng Hong, RN, PhD, FAAN, & Margaret Wallhagen, RN, GNP, PhD, FAAN. Prevalence of ototoxic medication use among older adults in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 2018; 30(1):27-34.
Yoonmee Joo, Oi Saeng Hong, and Margaret Wallhagen. The Risk Factors for Age-Related Heaing Loss:An Integrative Review. Annuals of Gerontology and Geriatric Research. 2016; 2(3):1039-1050.
Hong O, Chin DL, Phelps S, Joo Y. Double Jeopardy: Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Among Noise-Exposed Workers. Workplace Health Saf. 2016 Jun; 64(6):235-42.
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