Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of Arizona, 2021
  • M.S., Epidemiology, University of Arizona, 2016
  • B.S., Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Davis, 2011
Professional Honors
  • NIEHS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) (T32), University of Arizona, 2021 and 2022
  • Regents Scholar, University of California, Davis, 2007-2011
Professional Affiliations
  • American Public Health Association (APHA), Member
  • · Epidemiology Section
  • · Occupational Health and Safety Section
  • Society for Epidemiological Research (SER), Member

Dr. Jung is an epidemiologist with expertise in occupational health, exposure assessment, environmental toxicology, epigenetics, and reproductive health research. Her research experience includes developing and managing large and small-scale occupational health and safety epidemiological studies, survey development, data handling and analysis of cohort studies and surveillance data, advanced regression modelling, and manuscript and report preparation. She also is well versed in research proposal development, literature reviews, and scientific communication (e.g., presentations, reports, and manuscripts) to academic, industry, and general audiences. Previous areas of research and experience include health and safety in the fire service, traffic safety, tobacco cessation, reproductive health, food safety and toxicology, and agricultural biotechnology. Currently, Dr. Jung is supporting large mortality cohort studies, literature reviews, manuscript preparation, and research to improve methods of assessing exposure to air pollution and resulting health outcomes.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Jung earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in Epidemiology from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, where she spent eight years working with the fire service on projects evaluating exposure assessment and reduction (PFAS, PAH-OHs), cancer risk, reproductive outcomes, wildland and WUI (wildland-urban-interface) exposures, and analyzing driving behaviors as part of vehicle risk assessment. She also completed a B.S. in Environmental Toxicology from the University of California, Davis, where she participated in research pertaining to microbial spoilage. Previously, Dr. Jung worked as a US NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) T32 Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Arizona R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy where she conducted epigenomic analyses using state-of-the-art approaches to investigate epigenetic changes as biomarkers of occupational exposure among firefighters.

Additionally, Dr. Jung has worked in the agricultural biotechnology field, performing quality assurance testing, and using molecular biology skills to develop whole plant screening assays, sampling and analysis, and formulation characterization. Dr. Jung has also published 24 manuscripts in journals such as Occupational and Environmental Medicine, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Epigenetic Insights, Epigenomics, and Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. She has been an invited speaker at several events including academic conferences, industry seminars, and fire health and safety seminars and events.