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Soyoung Jeon

Soyoung Jeon

Department: Economics, Applied Statistics, and International Business

Title: Assistant Professor

(575) 646-2607
DOM 226
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Dr. Soyoung Jeon joined the Economics, Applied Statistics, and International Business Department at New Mexico State University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2020. Dr. Jeon received her Ph.D. in Statistics and Operations Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. Following this, she received post-doctoral training in Earth and Environmental Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She then continued her career at Border Biomedical Research Center at the University of Texas at El Paso as a Research Statistician and supported numerous statistical consulting projects. Dr. Jeon has strong interests in interdisciplinary research, especially on developing statistical methods for applications to business, agriculture, biology, and health-related field. Her expertise is environmental statistics, extreme value analysis, and Spatio-temporal modeling.

Fax: 575.646.1915

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D. in Statistics and Operations Research, May 2012

Seoul National University
M.S. in Statistics, February 2007
B.S. in Statistics, February 2005

Herrera-Molina, E., T.E. Gill, G. Ibarra-Mejia, S. Jeon. (2021). Associations between
Dust Exposure and Hospitalizations in El Paso, Texas, USA. Atmosphere. 12(11):1413.

Aguilera, J., S. Jeon, M. Chavez, G. Ibarra-Mejia, J. Ferreira-Pinto, L. D. Whigham
and W.-W. Li. (2021). Land-Use Regression of Long-Term Transportation Data on
Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors in Low-Income Communities. Transportation Research Record.

Ibarra-Mejia, G., M. Lusk, and S. Jeon. (2021). Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
among Latinx University Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Social Development Issues. 43(1), 55–67.

Thabet, A. M., C. Gerzina, F. Sala, S. Jeon, G. Lovisetti, A. Abdelgawad, T. A. DeCoster and W. Azzam. (2021). Outcomes and Complications With Treatment of Open
Tibial Plafond Fractures With Circular External Fixator. Foot & Ankle International.
42(6), 723–733. PMID: 33559484

Jeon, S., J. Aguilera, L. D. Whigham and W.-W. Li. “Association of Traffic and ReReport lated Air Pollutants on Cardiorespiratory Risk Factors From Low-Income Populations
in El Paso, TX.” Prepared for Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health (CAR-TEEH) USDOT University Transportation Center.
February 1, 2021. Available at

Projects NMSU COB Fulton Research Mini-grant
Health Data Analytics and Training: Evaluating urine arsenic levels and developing associations of urine arsenic with human papillomavirus (HPV) risk

UTC CAR-TEEH 69A3551747128 PI 
Association of traffic and related air pollutants on cardiorespiratory risk factors from
low-income populations in El Paso, TX
Co-PI: W-W. Li, J. Aguilera, L. Whigham

NIH U01 AI129783-01A1
New chemotherapy regimens and biomarkers for Chagas disease
PI: I. Almeida

UTC CAR-TEEH 69A3551747128 
Healthy living and traffic-related air pollution in an underserved community
PI: W-W. Li