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Dr. Ae Wha Ha

Associate Research Professor
Dankook Uinveristy

Brief Biography:

Nameme: Aewha Ha

Educational Background:

1981, Graduated from Dong Ill High School, Seoul, Korea.

1987, B.S. from MyongJi Univ., Dept. Foods and Nutrition, with High Honors, Korea.

1989, M.S. from Brigham Young Univ., Dept. Human Nutrition & Food Science. U.S.A. Major: Nutritional Science

1994, Ph.D. from Florida State Univ., Dept. Nutrition, Food and Movement Sciences. Major: Foods and Nutrition

1996 -1997 Post-Doc From Aju University, college of Medicine, Dept. Endocrinology.


Academic positions:

Associate Research Professor-tenure track.

Employment and Professional Experiences:
September 2009- Present: Research Professor  in Korea University, Seoul, Korea
March 2006- February  2008:  Assistant Professor  in SoongEui Women’s College, Seoul, Korea
March 2002 – March 2005:  Research Professor in UNT Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
March2000 -  March 2001: CEO of  Dream Diet   Co. Korea.
March 1996 – March 2000:  Senior Researcher in Aju Medical Center, Korea.
March 1995 – February 2002: Lecturer in MyongJi University, Department of Food and Nutrition, Korea.
September 1991 to September 1994: Senior Research Associate in Nutrition Department in FSU, USA.
September 1987 to September 1989:  Research Assistant in Benson Research Institute in BYU,USA.


Research interests:

Nutrion and Biochemistry


Any other information:

Licensure and Organizational Affiliation:
1. Korean Registered Dietitian: since 1987
2. Membership with Sigma Xi, 1989, BYU
3. Membership with Journal of Korean Nutrition since 1995
4. Membership with Korean Nutrition Society since 1996.

Other honors:
1. Full academic scholarship from 1983-1986, MyongJi University.
2. Graduated with high honors from MyoungJi University, 1987
3. Award as research of the year in 1989 of B.Y.U.
4. Grants from Korea Research Foundation from 1996-1997.

1. Dong-Chul You, Young-Soon Kim1, Ae-Wha Ha, Yu-Na Lee, Soo-Min Kim,Chun-Heum Kim, Seung-Ha Lee, Dalwoong Choi and Jae-Min Lee (2011)  Possible Health Effects of Caffeinated Coffee Consumption on Alzheimer’s Disease and Cardiovascular Disease. Toxicol. Res. 2011: 27(1): 7-10
2. Ae Wha Ha, Jong Hyun Kim, Dong Joo Shin, Dal Woong Choi, Soo Jin Park, Nam-E Kang and Young Soon Kim. (2010) Eating habit, obesity related behaviors, and effects of Danhak exercise in elderly Koreans. Nutrition Research and Practice 2010:4:295-302.
3. Nam-E Kang, Ju Hyeon Kim, Young Soon Kim and Ae Wha Ha.(2010) Food safety knowledge and practice by the stages of change model in school children. Nutrition Research and Practice 2010:6:535-540
4. Ae Wha Ha and Hye Sook Ryu (2010) Patterns of Food Habits and Food Intake by Age - Base on the Nutrition Counseling Data of Medical Health Examination. Korean J. Food & Nutr. 2010: 23(4): 531?541
5. Juhyeon Kim, Ae Wha Ha and Nam-E Kang (2010) Differences in Table Attitudes, Eating Habits, and Nutrition Knowledge in Elementary School Boys and Girls. Korean J. Food & Nutr. 20101:23(4): 623?632.
6. Kim YS, Lee JM, Ha AW (2009) The oxidative stress and controversial role of carotenoids as an antioxidant in cigarette smokers. Journal of Health Science and Medical Technology.  2009: 35:1: 59-69
7.     Jong Hyun Kim & Aewha Ha (2009) The effect of Danhak exercise on obesity and blood lipid profiles in older women. Korean J Food & Nutr 22(4):554-559
8. Aewha Ha SeungHoon Yi & Nam-E Kang (2009) The patterns of purchasing diet/low-calorie food and obesity related eating behavior in normal and obese female college students in seoul area. Korean J Food & Nutr 22(4):554-559
9. Aewha Ha & InKyung Han (2009) the Characteristics of obesity related factors, perceptions of body image and psychological eating behaviors in married obese women living in the Seoul area. J East Asian Soc Dietary Life 2009:19(3)327-338
10. Inkyung Han & Aewha Ha (2009) A study on the weight control behavior by female consumers eating life style. Korean J Food & Nutr 22(2): 177-184
11. Aewha Ha, KyeongSook Yoou & Jungwha Kim(2008) The characteristics of obese preschoolers and their mother's dietary habits J East Asian Soc Dietary Life 2008:18(6)927-938
12. Aewha Ha JongHwa Kim & KyongSuk Yoo (2008) Obesity related stress, food group intake and physical activity in mothers and their children. J East Asian Soc Dietary Life 2008: 18(5) 651-661
13. Junghwa Kim, Aewha Ha & Kyeoungsook Yoo (2008) Mothers nutrition knowledge and their preschooler's obesity and dietary habits. Korean J Food Culture 25(5) 646-654.
14. Aewha Ha (2007) Obesity and its association with diets and sedentary life style among school children in Seoul, Korea: Compliance with dietary references intakes for Koreans food guides. Nutrition Research and Practice 1(3):212-217
15. YoungNam Lee & Aewha Ha (2007) The family history of chronic diseases, food group intakes and physical activity practices among school children in Seoul, Korea. J East Asian Soc Dietary Life 2007:17(5)644-652
16. Aewha Ha (2007) Obesity and its association with diets and sedentary life style among school children in Seoul, Korea: Compliance with dietary references intakes for Koreans food guides. Nutrition Research and Practice 1(3):212-217
17. Aewha Ha (2006) The effect of smoking cessation and antioxidant vitamins on oxidative stress. Nutritional Sciences 9(4); 288-294
18. Aewha Ha, Sejong Bae, Ximena Urrutia-Rojas, and Karen P. Singh (2005) Eating and physical activity practices in risk of overweight and overweight children. Nutrition Research(SCI Journal) 25(10): 905-915
19. Lee,WM Kim,ES, Aewha Ha, Rojas X (2005) Antioxidant Status and the extent of health risks in obese Korean children. Nutritional Sciences 8(2):133-139,
20. JinHee Park, Aewha Ha, JungSun Cho. The effect of green tea-soybean paste on weight changes and serum lipid profiles in rats with high fat diet.  Korean Journal of Food Science Research( submitted in June 20,2004)
21. Heyen,Kim,  Aewha Ha & Jungsun Cho. The lipid peroxidation and vitamin C status in Korean diabetes. Korean Journal of Nutrition 45:301-309,2001.
22. Aewha Ha & Changsun,Ahn.  Diabetes and Free radicals. Ansan Science Journals.  2001, 4: 15-22.
23. Kanwoo Lee, Aewha Ha & Hyunman Kim. TRAPc as a Marker of antioxidant system in Korean type2 Diabetes. Korean J. Endocrinology 14:134-141, 1999.
24. Salem Kim, Haeryen Park, & Aewha Ha. A longitudinal study on the prevalence and the change on degree of obesity among private elementary study.  Korean. J. Nutrition 22:253-261,1998.
25. Aewha Ha, Hyuman Kim The study of lipid-peroxidation, antioxidant enzymes, and the antioxidant vitamins in NIDDM patients.. Korean J Nutrition.22:253-261,1988
26. H,R, Park, K.H. Lee, K.S.Lee, AW, Ha & SJ, Choi. Nutrition knowledge and dietary management of Korean diabetes living in the Suwon area. J of Korean -Japan Symposium on Diabetes Mellitus. 9:348-351,1998.

Presentations of International Journals:
1. The effect of protein, fat, and dietary fiber on the bioavailability of carotene. Aewha Ha  Southern Utah Science Meetings. 1988, 5
2. The dietary intakes and the evaluations of the extent of nutritional knowledge in korean diabetes. Aewha Ha The 9th Korea-Japan Congress of Diabetes, 1997. 4
3. The analysis of antioxidant enzymes and antioxidant vitamins in diabetes. Aewha Ha The Korean journal of Internal Medicine, 1997.10
4. The analysis of antioxidant intakes in Diabetes by using HPLC. Aewha Ha  The Korean Journal of Nutrition. 1997.12
5. The oxidative stress and antioxidant systems in NIDDM patients with diabetic complications. Aewha Ha The 11th Asia-Oceania congress of endocrinology. 1998.
6. The analysis of Oxidative system by using TRAPc(Total radical trapping  antioxidant parameter, calculated) Kwan Woo Lee and Aewha Ha The 11th Asia-Oceania congress of endocrinology. 1998.
7. The status vitamin C and the oxidative stress in NIDDMs with complications. Aewha Ha  The 2nd Asian congress of Diabetes, 1998. 8
8. Diabetic complications and antioxidant vitamins. Aewha Ha The 44th Korean journal of food science and Nutrition, 1999.

1. Young Soon Kim: Professor  Ph.D.
Collge of Health Sciences, Korea University
Department of Food & Nutrition
San-1 Jeongneung-Dong, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul, Korea.
Tel: 02-940-2739
2. Sejong Bae: Associate Professor, Ph.D
School of Public Health, UNT Health Science Center
Department of Biostatistics
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth TX 76107
Tel: 817-735-5162
3. ChoungSun  Cho: Professor  Ph.D.
MyongJi Uiversity Department of Food and Nutritionf
Kyong Ki-Do, YoungIn Gun, NamRi 8
Tel: 031-630-0631


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