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Eunji Cho

Assistant Professor


Eunji Cho, Ph.D., RN, is an assistant professor at the Connell School of Nursing. Her research program focuses on promoting human flourishing and positive growth in children, adolescents, and young adults with life-threatening conditions. Dr. Cho is developing and testing various storytelling interventions for this population, including a nurse-patient dyadic storytelling program for adolescents and young adults with cancer, digital storytelling interventions for children with serious illnesses, and family storytelling programs. She is also interested in developing a theoretical framework of human flourishing in young individuals with adverse situations. Another area of her research is nursing education, including cybercivility and technology-based pedagogy. Dr. Cho completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group, and Hospice and Palliative Nurse Association.

Selected Publications

  • Cho E, Gilmer MJ, Dietrich MS, Friedman DL, Wray S, Gerhardt CA, Given B, Hendricks-Ferguson VL, Hinds PS, Akard TF. (2022). Effects of a web-based pediatric oncology legacy intervention on the coping of children with cancer. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1177/10499091221100809
  • Bechard EM, Evans JF, Cho E, Lin Y, Kozhumam A, Jones J, Grob S, Glass O. (2021). Feasibility, acceptability, and potential effectiveness of expressive writing for COVID-19 resilience. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 45, 101460. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101460
  • De Gagne JC, Koppel PD, Park HK, Cadavero A, Cho E, Rushton S, Yamane S, Manturuk K, Jung D. (2021). Nursing students’ perceptions about effective pedagogy: Netnographic analysis. JMIR Medical Education, 7(2), e27736. https://doi.org/10.2196/27736
  • Cho E, Gilmer MJ, Friedman DL, Hendricks-Ferguson VL, Hinds PS, Akard TF. (2021). Facebook recruitment for children with advanced cancer and their parents: Lessons from a web-based pediatric palliative intervention study. Progress in Palliative Care, 29(5), 264-271. https://doi.org/10.1080/09699260.2021.1898077
  • Cho E, Baker-Ward LE, Smith SK, Barfield RC, Docherty SL. (2021). Human flourishing in adolescents with cancer: Experiences of pediatric oncology health care professionals. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 59, 10-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2020.12.012
  • Akard TF, Dietrich MS, Friedman DL, Wray S, Gerhardt CA, Given B, Hendricks-Ferguson VL, Hinds PS, Cho E, Gilmer MJ. (2021). Effects of a web-based pediatric oncology legacy intervention on parental coping. Oncology Nursing Forum, 59(3), 309-316. https://doi.org/10.1188/21.ONF.309-316.
  • De Gagne JC, Cho E, Park HK, Nam JD, Jung D. (2021). A qualitative analysis of nursing students’ tweets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nursing & Health Sciences, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1111/nhs.12809
  • De Gagne JC, Cho E, Yamane SS, Jin H, Nam JD, Jung D. (2021). Analysis of cybercivility in posts by health professions students: Descriptive twitter data mining study. JMIR Medical Education, 7(2), e28805. https://doi.org/10.2196/28805
  • Cho E, Docherty SL. (2020). Beyond resilience: A concept analysis of human flourishing in adolescents and young adults with cancer. Advances in Nursing Science, 43(2), 172-189. https://doi.org/10.1097/ANS.0000000000000292

Selected Appointments and Awards

  • 2019: Excellence Research Poster Award, Society of Pediatric Nurses
  • 2018: Research Doctoral Scholarship, Oncology Nursing Foundation
  • 2017: Corrine Barnes Research Grant, Society of Pediatric Nurses