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Sohyun Jeong, PhD, BCPS

  • Assistant Scientist
  • Research Fellow in Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Faculty

Dr. Jeong is a clinical pharmacist with a background in clinical care and research surrounding Mineral Bone Disorder in Chronic Kidney Disease (MBD-CKD). She completed her doctoral degree at the College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

Dr. Jeong’s main research areas are pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacogenomics, and genetic epidemiology. She is currently working on a pharmacoepidemiology study utilizing insurance claim big data, as well as electronic medical records regarding drug safety and outcome assessment in Drug-Induced Parkinsonism (DIP), Myasthenia Gravis, and musculoskeletal and neuropsychiatry outcomes in older adults associated with Potentially Inappropriate Medication (PIM), controlled substances and antibiotics such as codeine, tramadol, cannabinoid, and fluoroquinolone incorporating multiple advanced epidemiological methods.

In pharmacogenomics and genetic epidemiology, Dr. Jeong explores drug repurposing targets leveraging large-scale Genome-Wide Association study (GWAS), Transcriptomic-Wide Association study (TWAS) incorporating Mendelian Randomization, gene-net work analysis, drug bank informatics, and plans to adopt advanced polygenic risk score (PRS) analysis to strengthen the clinical utility of current studies. She also conducts microbiome studies in patients with Alzheimer's disease and gastric cancer to delineate novel disease biomarkers.

Research Areas

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Brain Health

Through pioneering multidisciplinary research, the Marcus Institute is uncovering new answers to the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, delirium, and other changes to the brain.

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Biomarkers and Genetics

As precision medicine enters the mainstream of clinical care, Marcus Institute researchers are working to advance the understanding of disease biomarkers and genetics.

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Data Science and Technology

The Marcus Institute includes a biostatistics and data sciences faculty who collaborate with investigators to design and conduct clinical trials and observational studies in aging.

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Marcus Institute researchers are examining the relationship between medicine and adverse health outcomes such as falls, injuries, and treatment side effects among older people.

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Physical Health and Function

Through the Marcus Institute’s research we are learning how older adults can maintain independence and quality of life.

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Current Projects

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System Biology Approach to Decode Molecular Mechanism of Glucose Metabolism in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

This research aims to elucidate novel molecular biomarkers associated with glucose metabolism that might serve to define high-risk individuals and to identify novel potential drug targets for AD/dementia.

NIH R03AG072233

Principal Investigator