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Ock K. Chun, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor
Office: 209 Roy E. Jones Building
Email: ock.chun@uconn.edu

Education

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Health, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
  • Master of Public Health, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
  • Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Professional / Academic Experiences

  • Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences (NUSC), University of Connecticut (UConn), Storrs, CT, 2014–present
  • Assistant Professor, NUSC, UConn, Storrs, CT, 2008–2014
  • Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics, East Carolina University (ECU), Greenville, NC, 2007–2008
  • Research Assistant Professor, Food Science & Human Nutrition (FSHN), Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, MI, 2006–2007
  • Research Associate, FSHN, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 2003–2006
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Food Science & Technology, Cornell University, 2002–2003
  • Research Scientist, Seoul Institute of Public Health and Environment, 1992–2002

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of American College of Nutrition, December 10, 2013
  • Charles A. Ragus Award for 2012 the Best Original Research Paper published in the Journal of American College of Nutrition. 54th Annual Conference of the American College of Nutrition, November 16, 2013.
  • Government Researcher Overseas Scholarships for 2002-2004, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs, Korea
  • Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship (2002–2003), Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, Ministry of Science & Technology, Korea
  • Graduated with Honors Thesis, Doctoral degree, Seoul National University, Feb. 1999
  • Honors Thesis, 2002 Annual Meeting of Korean Society of Food Science and Technology, May, 2002

Member of Editorial Board

  • Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 2014-present
  • Journal of Human Nutrition and Food Science, 2014-present
  • Journal of Nutrition and Health, 2013-present
  • Vitamins and Minerals, 2012-present
  • Journal of Obesity and Weight Loss Therapy, 2011-present
  • Journal of Clinical Trials, 2011-present
  • Journal of Nutritional Disorders and Therapy, 2011-present
  • Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences, 2010-present
  • World Journal of Orthopaedics (WJO), 2010-present

Ad hoc Reviewer for Journals

  • BJU International, 2014-present
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2014-present
  • Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 2013-present
  • Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 2013-present
  • Nutrients, 2013-present
  • European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2013-present
  • Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2013-present
  • Molecules, 2013-present
  • Journal of Chilean Chemical Society, 2013-present
  • Analytical Biochemistry, 2013-present
  • Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2012-present
  • Food and Chemical Toxicology, 2012-present
  • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 2012-present
  • Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 2012-present
  • Food Science and Technology, 2011-present
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2011-present
  • Clinical Biochemistry, 2011-present
  • Public Health Nutrition, 2011-present
  • Nutrition and Metabolism, 2010-present
  • American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2010-present
  • Nutrition and Dietary Supplements, 2010-present
  • Journal of Nutrition, 2009-present
  • British Journal of Nutrition, 2009-present
  • Nutrition, 2009-present
  • Journal of Medicinal Food, 2009-present
  • International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 2009-present
  • Advances in Space Research, Elsevier, 2009-present
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2005-present
  • Journal of Food Science, 2004-present
  • Journal of AOAC International, 2003-present

International Grant Review Panel

  • 2010 & 2012 Invited External Grant Review Panel of the Individual Research Grants (IRG), National Medical Research Council, Ministry of Health, Singapore, January 2010 , February 2012
  • Invited External Grant Review Panel of the The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), September – October, 2012

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Nutritional Sciences
  • Clinical division: American Society for Clinical Nutrition
  • International division: Society for International Nutrition
  • American Chemical Society
  • Korean Public Health Association
  • Korean Society of food Science and Technology

Professional Licenses

  • Professional Engineer, Food Processing, 1997, Human Resources Development Service of Korea
  • Engineer, 1990, Food Processing, Human Resources Development Service of Korea
  • Certified Dietitian, 1988, Ministry of Health & Welfare, Korea
  • Certified Sanitarian, 1988, Ministry of Health & Welfare, Korea

Courses Taught

Undergraduate

  • NUSC 1165 Fundamentals of Nutrition, UConn
  • NUSC 3230, Principles of Community Nutrition, UConn
  • NUSC 3180 Experience in Community Nutrition, UConn
  • NUSC 4237W Writing in the Nutritional Sciences, UConn
  • NUSC 4260 Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals, UConn
  • NUTR 2105 Nutrition Science, ECU
  • NUTR 3105 Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism, ECU
  • Human Physiology, Youngin University
  • Principles of Public Health, Youngin University

Graduate

  • NUSC 6317 Nutritional Epidemiology, UConn
  • NUSC 5394 Graduate Seminar, UConn

Research

My long term research interest is in the area of dietary and lifestyle factors and their impact on chronic diseases with emphasis on prevention and risk reduction. At UConn, I have developed several new research projects with focus on the relationships between dietary antioxidants/functional foods and chronic disease risks and biomarkers. Through a project supported by the American Heart Association, my research team has documented the baseline dietary Total Antioxidant Capacity (TAC) of the U.S. population and developed a dietary TAC database of the U.S. diet for future applications in human antioxidant research and also validated this investigative protocol by establishing relationships between estimated dietary antioxidant intakes of U.S. adults and the concentrations of antioxidants in blood and urine. From this study, we established that dietary TAC is inversely associated with CVD risk factors such as serum homocysteine and C-Reactive Protein (CRP) concentrations. This finding indicated that dietary TAC is a useful tool in human clinical and intervention studies for assessing dietary antioxidant status and predicting plasma anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory responses. Another project, funded by the Donaghue Foundation, further validated the concept under different conditions. Another project, funded by Pepsi Co Inc., was designed to investigate the impact of orange juice consumption on micronutrient adequacy, macronutrient and energy intakes, weight status and body composition, and bone health in U.S. population.

Recently I have obtained funding as PI from the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute Nutritional Epidemiology Program for a project entitled "Does Dietary Antioxidant Predict Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness?" This project enables me to further investigate the role of antioxidants in prostate cancer aggressiveness. In this study with 2,000 African American (AA) and Caucasian American (CA) men who had been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, we found that antioxidant intake among AA and CA prostate cancer patients was significantly different and that greater dietary TAC was associated with a reduced risk of advanced tumor stages in CA and all men, but not in AA. Although these results are intriguing, further studies are needed to explain some mixed results of racial differences. Therefore, with the preliminary data collected from this project, I am planning to submit a proposal to federal grant programs to investigate if dietary antioxidant intake status of prostate cancer patients is linked to their prognosis and survivorship in a follow-up study.

Currently I am conducting a human intervention study as co-PI funded by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. The goal of this project is to evaluate whether a chokeberry extract containing a high amount of antioxidant polyphenols will have cardio-protective effects in former smokers who are susceptible to atherosclerosis development due to their previous exposure to smoking-induced oxidative stress. Since chokeberry has a high  antioxidant capacity and the development of osteoporosis is mechanistically linked to chronic oxidative stress and inflammation, smoking  increases oxidative stress and chronic inflammation, we also  put forth the hypothesis that chokeberry supplementation ameliorates smoking-induced oxidative stress and thereby  improves bone health in former smokers. For this ancillary study, I have received funding from Nutricia Nutrition Research Foundation as PI and am currently conducting this study while continuing the primary project on cardio-protective effect of chokeberry.

My future plan is to continue and expand my research in the area of dietary antioxidants and their health benefits in individuals as well as in the U.S. population. This will lead to a better understanding of the nutritional basis for the prevention and treatment of diet-associated chronic diseases and hopefully lead to the establishment of effective evidence-based dietary strategies and guidelines for the public, especially in relation to CVD and cancer.

Grants

  • Study of the Changes in Furocoumarin and Its Metabolites in Human Blood and Urine after Grapefruit Consumption: Pilot Study funded by Brown Medical School $4,500
    Role in project: Principal Investigator
  • Chokeberry Polyphenols Promote Bone Health by Inhibiting Inflammation-Induced Bone Resorption. Nutricia Research Foundation Research Grant. $63,181 for January  2012 –December 2015
    Role in project: Principal Investigator
  • Does Pinto Bean Promote Bone Health in Postmenopausal Women? Northarvest Bean Growers Association Dry Bean Health Research Program Incentive Award. $20,000
    Role in project: Principal Investigator
  • Dietary Supplement Effects on Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance. A Pilot Clinical Trial to Test the Effects of Efficacy. Telomerase Activator Research Grant $290,006
    Role in project: Co-Principal Investigator (PI: Fernandez M.L.)
  • Identification of Anthocyanin Composition of Berries and Their Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Properties. USDA Hatch Grant, University of Connecticut. $119,120 for October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2017
    Role in project: Principal Investigator
  • Dose Dietary Antioxidant Predict Aggressiveness of Prostate Cancer? National Institutes of Health $160,313 for March 2012 – February 2015
    Role in project: Principal Investigator        
  • The effect of chokeberry polyphenols on biomarkers of cardiovascular disease and antioxidant defenses in former smokers. Connecticut Department of Public Health Biomedical Research $417,076
    Role in project: Co-Principal Investigator (PI: Bolling B.)
  • Nutritional Evaluation of Orange Juice in American Diet. Pepsi Co. $85,496 for July 12, 2010 – December 31, 2011
    Role in project: Principal Investigator
  • Total antioxidant capacity: A useful tool in assessing antioxidant intake status. Donaghue Research Foundation Supported Nutrition Research Competition. $69,859 for April 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011
    Role in project: Principal Investigator  
  • Total Dietary Antioxidant Capacity Associated with the Risks of Cardiovascular Disease Mediated by Oxidative Stress. Submitted to the American Heart Association Beginning Grant-in-Aid (BGIA) for Mid-Atlantic Affiliate. $130,819 for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2010
    Role in project: Principal Investigator  
  • Pharmacokinetics and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Quercetin. Donaghue Research Foundation Supported Nutrition Research Competition. $53,233 for July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010
    Role in project: Co-Principal Investigator (PI: Bruno R.)
  • Development of an Algorithm to Establish Total Antioxidant Capacity Database of US Population. Faculty Large Grant, University of Connecticut Research Foundation. $20,000 for January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2009
    Role in project: Principal Investigator
  • Validation of the total antioxidant capacity database of the U.S. population. USDA Hatch Grant, University of Connecticut. $69,000 for October 1, 2009 – September 30, 2012
    Role in project: Principal Investigator

Graduated Students

  • Ying Wang: Dietary Total Antioxidant Capacity: A Useful Tool in Assessing Dietary, Plasma Antioxidant Status and Cardiovascular Disease Risk (PhD: December 2012)
  • Meng Yang: Development and Validation of a Food Frequency Questionnaire to Assess Antioxidant Intake in U.S. Adults (June 2012)
  • Catherine G. Davis: Estimation of the Number of Days Required to Determine Usual Antioxidant Intakes and Assessment of the Prevalence of Nutrient Inadequacy Among College Students (MS: May 2011)
  • Anna Floegel: Development of an Algorithm to Establish a Total Antioxidant Capacity Database of the U.S. Population (MS: August 2009)

Current Students

  • Sang-Gil Lee, PhD (August 2010 - )
  • Terrence Vance, PhD (August 2011 - )
  • Patrice Hubert (January 2013 - )
  • Xi Zheng (January 2013 - )

Visiting Professors/Scientists

  • Dr. Kijoon Kim, PhD, Visiting Scientist, 01/14 – 12/15
  • Dae-Ok Kim, PhD, Professor, Kyung Hee University, Korea (01/09-02/09, 06/09-08/09, 07/10 - 08/10, 06/12-07/12, 06/13-07/13)

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles (since 2008 Fall)

  • Sang Gil Lee, Terrence Vance, Do Yu Soung, Bohkyoung Kim, Jiyoung Lee, Sung I. Koo, M. Hicham Drissi, Ock K. Chun. Relationship between oxidative stress and bone mass in obesity and effects of berry supplementation on bone turnover: an exploratory study. J Med Foods (Accepted in July 15, 2014)
  • Hee Geun Yoo, Bong Han Lee, Wooki Kim, Jong Suk Lee, Gun-Hee Kim, Ock Chun, Sung I. Koo, Dae-Ok Kim. Lithospermum erythrorhizon Extract Protects Keratinocytes and Fibroblasts Against Oxidative Stress. J Med Food (Accepted in June 22, 2014)
  • Jung-Eun Son, Bong Han Lee, Tae Gyu Nam, Sungbin Im, Dae Kyun Chung, Jung Min Lee, Ock K. Chun, Dae-Ok Kim. Flavonols from the Ripe Fruits of Opuntia Ficus-Indica var. Saboten Protect Neuronal PC-12 Cells against Oxidative Stress. J Food Biochem (Accepted in June 14, 2014)
  • Sang-Gil Lee, Beate Lloyd, Meng Yang, Ying Wang, Sang-Jin Chung, Sung I. Koo, Ock K. Chun. Impact of orange juice consumption on bone health in the U.S. population. J Med Food (Accepted in April 28, 2014)
  • Ying Wang, Sang-Jin Chung, Marjorie L. McCullough, Won O. Song, Maria Luz Fernandez, Sung I. Koo, Ock K Chun. Dietary Carotenoids Are Associated with Cardiovascular Disease Risk Biomarkers Mediated by Serum Carotenoid Concentrations. J Nutr 144(7):1067-74, 2014
  • Catherine G. Davis, Meng Yang, Ying Wang, Maria Luz Fernandez, Nancy R. Rodriguez, Ock K. Chun. The number of days required for assessing usual nutrient and antioxidant intakes in a sample of healthy college population. Nutrition (Accepted in March 31, 2014)
  • Sungbin Im, Tae Gyu Nam, Sang Gil Lee, Young Jun Kim, Ock K. Chun, Dae-Ok Kim. Additive antioxidant capacity of vitamin C and tocopherols in combination. Food Sci Biotechnol 23(3): 693-699, 2014
  • Patrice Hubert, Sang Gil Lee, Sun-Kyeong Lee, Ock K. Chun. Dietary Polyphenols, Berries, and Age-Related Bone Loss: A Review Based on Human, Animal, and Cell Studies. Antioxidants 3, 144-158, 2014; doi:10.3390/antiox3010144
  • Meng Yang, Sohyun Park, Ock K. Chun. Consumptions of plain water, moisture in foods and beverages, and total water in relation to dietary micronutrient intakes and serum nutrient profiles among US adults. Public Health Nutr 2014 Feb 10:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Sang Gil Lee, Bohkyung Kim, Yue Yang, Youngki Park, Sung I. Koo, Ock K. Chun, Jiyoung Lee. Berry anthocyanin fractions repress pro-inflammatory gene expression and secretion by inhibiting nuclear translocation of NF-kB in RAW 264.7 macrophages. J Nutr Biochem 25(4): 404-11, 2014 (2014 April)
  • Ying Wang, Meng Yang, Sang-Gil Lee, Catherine G Davis, Sung I. Koo, Maria Luz Fernandez, Jeff Volek, Ock K Chun. Diets high in total antioxidant capacity improve risk biomarkers of cardiovascular disease: A 9-month observational study. Eur J Nutr 2013 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Ying Wang, Ock K. Chun, Won O. Song. Plasma and Dietary Antioxidant Status as Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors: a Review of Human Studies. Nutrients. 5:2969-3004, 2013. July 31. doi:10.3390/nu5082969
  • Terrence Vance, Joseph Su, Elizabeth Fontham, Sung I. Koo, Ock K. Chun. Dietary Antioxidants and Prostate Cancer: A Review. Nutrition and Cancer 65(6): 793-801, 2013 August 2. doi: 10.1080/01635581.2013.806672
  • Chun-Shan Liu, Tae-Gyu Nam, Min-Woo Han, Soo-mi Ahn, Han Seok Choi, Tae Young Kim, Ock Chun, Sung Koo, Kim, Dae-Ok. Identification of Bioactive Phenolics in Detoxified Rhus verniciflua Stokes and Their Protective Effect on Human Keratinocyte and Dermal Fibroblast against Oxidative Stress. Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry 77(8):  1682-88, 2013 August 7 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Meng Yang, Ying Wang, Catherine G. Davis, Sang-Gil Lee, Maria Luz Fernandez, Sung I. Koo, Eunyoung Cho, Ock K. Chun. Validation of a food frequency questionnaire to assess antioxidant intake in overweight postmenopausal women. Public Health Nutr 2013 Jun 26:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] doi:10.1017/S1368980013001638
  • Meng Yang, Sang-Jin Chung, Anna Floegel, Won O. Song, Sung I. Koo, and Ock K. Chun. Dietary antioxidant capacity is associated with improved serum antioxidant status and decreased serum C-reactive protein and plasma homocysteine concentrations. Eur J Nutr 2013 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1007/s00394-012-0491-5
  • Yi Guo, Eunice Mah, Catherine G Davis, Thunder Jalili, Mario G. Ferruzzi, Ock K. Chun, Richard S Bruno. Dietary fat increases quercetin bioavailability in obese adults. Mol Nutr Food Res 57(5):896-905, 2013. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201200619.
  • Meng Yang, Sang-Gil Lee, Ying Wang, Catherine G. Davis, Sang-Jin Chung, Beate Lloyd, Ock K. Chun. Orange juice, a marker of diet quality, contributes to essential micronutrient and antioxidant intakes in the US population. J Nutr Educ Behav 45(4):340-48, 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2012.07.005
  • Meng Yang, Ying Wang, Sang Gil Lee, Catherine G. Davis, Maria Luz Fernandez, Sung I. Koo, Eunyoung Cho, Won O. Song, Ock K. Chun. Validation of a food frequency questionnaire to assess short-term antioxidant intake against 30-day food records and plasma biomarkers. Public Health Nutr. 2012 Nov 20:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Dahee Lim, Wooki Kim, Mi-Gi Lee, Ho Jin Heo, Ock K. Chun, Dae-Ok Kim. Evidence for Protective Effects of Coffees on Oxidative Stress induced Apoptosis through Antioxidant Capacity of Phenolics. Food Sci Biotechnol 21(6): 1735-1744, 2012. Doi: 10.1007/s10068-012-0231-x
  • Ock K. Chun, Catherine G. Davis. Variation in Nutrient Intakes and Required Number of Days for Assessing Usual Nutrient Intake among Different Populations. J Nutr Disorders 2(3):118-121, 2012. Doi:10.4172/2161-0509.1000118
  • Catherine G. Davis, Meng Yang, Ying Wang, Caroline Yu, Maria Luz Fernandez, Nancy R. Rodriguez, Ock K. Chun. Assessment of nutrient adequacy with supplement use in a sample of healthy college students. J Am Coll Nutr 31(5):301-10, 2012
  • Ying Wang, Meng Yang, Sang-Gil Lee, Catherine Davis, Sung I. Koo, Ock K. Chun. Dietary total antioxidant capacity is associated with diet and plasma antioxidant status in healthy young adults. J Acad Nutr Diet 112(10):1626-1635, 2012.
  • Ock K. Chun, Sang-Gil Lee, Ying Wang, Terrence Vance, Won O. Song. Estimated flavonoid intakes of the elderly in the U.S. and around the world. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 31(3):190–205, 2012.
  • Won O. Song, Ying Wang, Chin Eun Chung, Bonita Song, Wutae Lee, Ock K. Chun. Is obesity development associated with dietary sugar intake in the U.S.? Nutrition 28(11-12): 1137-1141, 2012 (doi:10.1016/j.nut.2012.03.008)
  • Ying Wang, Meng Yang, Sang-Gil Lee, Catherine Davis, Anne Kenny, Sung I. Koo, Ock K. Chun. Plasma total antioxidant capacity is associated with dietary intake and plasma level of antioxidants in postmenopausal women. J Nutr Biochem 23(12):1725-31, 2012
  • Ying Wang, Meng Yang, Beate Lloyd, Catherine G. Davis, Sang-Gil Lee, Wutae Lee, Sang-Jin Chung, Ock K. Chun. Impact of orange juice consumption on sugar and energy intake and body composition in the U.S. population. Public Health Nutrition 15(12):2220-7, 2012
  • Anna Floegel, Sang-Jin Chung, Anne von Ruesten, Meng Yang, Chin Eun Chung, Won O. Song, Sung I. Koo, Tobias Pischon and Ock K. Chun. Antioxidant intakes from diet and supplements and elevated serum C-reactive protein and plasma homocysteine concentrations in US adults: a cross-sectional study. Public Health Nutrition 14(11):2055-64, 2011
  • Bong Han Lee, Sun Young Kim, Chi Heung Cho, Dae Kyun Chung, Ock K. Chun, Dae-Ok Kim. Estimation of daily per capita intake of total phenolics, total flavonoids, and antioxidant capacities from fruit and vegetable juices in the Korean diet based on the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2008. Korean J Food Sci Technol 43(4): 475-82, 2011
  • Anna Floegel, Dae-Ok Kim, Sang-Jin Chung, Sung I. Koo and Ock K. Chun. Comparison of ABTS/DHHP assays to measure antioxidant capacity in popular antioxidant-rich US foods. J Food Composition & Analysis 24(7):1043-1048, 2011 
  • Meng Yang, Sang-Jin Chung, Chin Eun Chung, Won O. Song, Sung I. Koo, Ock K. Chun. Estimation of total antioxidant capacity from diet and supplements in US adults. Br J Nutr 106(2):254-63, 2011
  • Ying Wang, Sang-Jin Chung, Won O. Song, Ock K. Chun. Estimated daily proanthocyanidin intake and major food sources in the U. S. diet. J Nutr 141(3): 447-52, 2011
  • Meng Yang, Sung I. Koo, Won O. Song, and Ock K. Chun. Food matrix affecting anthocyanin bioavailability: review. Curr Med Chem 18(2): 291-300, 2011
  • Ock K. Chun, Chin E. Chung, Ying Wang, Andrea Padgitt, and Won O. Song. Changes in intakes of total and added sugar and their contribution to energy intake in the U.S. Nutrients. 2: 834-54, 2010.
  • Anna Floegel, Maria-Luz Fernandez, Richard Bruno, Sang-Jin Chung, Dae-Ok Kim, Ock K. Chun. Development of an algorithm to establish a total antioxidant capacity database of U.S. diet. Int J Food Sci Nutr 61(6): 600-23, 2010
  • Ock K. Chun, Anna Floegel, Sang-Jin Chung, Chin Eun Chung, Won O. Song, Sung I. Koo. Estimation of antioxidant intakes from diet and supplement in U.S. adults. J Nutr 140(2):317-24, 2010.
  • Ock K. Chun, Sang-Jin Chung, Won O. Song. Urinary isoflavones and their metabolites validate the dietary isoflavone intakes in US adults. J Am Diet Assoc 109(2):245-54, 2009.
  • Won O. Song, Ock K. Chun. Tea consumption is major sources of flavan-3-ol and flavonol in US diet. J Nutr 138(8): 1543S-1547S, 2008.

Book Chapters

  • Ying Wang, Meng Yang, Sang-Gil Lee, Catherine Davis, Christopher Masterjohn, Anne Kenny, Richard S. Bruno, Ock K. Chun. Chapter 11. Total antioxidant capacity: a useful tool in assessing antioxidant intake status. M. Diederich and K. Noworyta (eds.), Natural compounds as inducers of cell death. Springer, NY. pp. 265-292, 2012.
  • Textbook for Education of Environment, Training Institute for Secondary School Teachers, Yongin University, 2000

Conference Proceedings / Presentations (since 2008 Fall)

  • Bong Han Lee, Sungbin Im, Woo Jung Park, Ock K. Chun, Sung I. Koo, and Dae-Ok Kim. Estimation of daily intakes per drinker of total phenolics, total flavonoids, and antioxidant capacities and analysis of consumption pattern from coffee in the Korean diet. A Poster Presentation at 2014 Annual Meeting of The Korean Society of Food Science and Nutrition, Kwangju, Korea August, 2014
  • Terrence M. Vance, Sang Gil Lee, Gissou Azabdaftari, L. Joseph Su, Elizabeth T. H. Fontham, Jeannette T. Bensen, James L. Mohler, Ming-Hui Chen, Sung I. Koo, Ock K. Chun. Oxidative Stress Determined by Urinary 8-isoprostane is Positively Associated with Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness and Inversely Associated with Plasma Antioxidant Capacity. 2014 Experimental Biology Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 26-30, 2014
  • Terrence M. Vance, Gissou Azabdaftari, Elena A. Pop, Sang Gil Lee, L. Joseph Su, Elizabeth T. H. Fontham, Jeannette T. Bensen, James L. Mohler, Ming-Hui Chen, Sung I. Koo, Ock K. Chun. Level of Cytoplasmic Thioredoxin 1 in Prostate Tissue is Associated with Prostate Cancer Gleason Score, Dietary Total Antioxidant Capacity and Erythrocyte Glutathione Peroxidase Activity. 2014 Experimental Biology Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 26-30, 2014 (Oral presentation)
  • Xi Zheng, Se Hwan Mun, Sang Gil Lee, Terrence Vance, Patrice Hubert, Sung I. Koo, Sun Kyeong Lee, Ock K. Chun. Anthocyanin-rich black currant extract attenuates ovariectomy-induced bone loss in mice. 2014 Experimental Biology Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 26-30, 2014
  • Patrice A. Hubert, Terrence M. Vance, Ock K. Chun. Nutrient Adequacy of the U.S. population by Smoking Status: A Cross-Sectional Study with the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2010. University of Connecticut CNAR Graduate Student Research Forum, March 29, 2014
  • Amanda Missimer, Kolin Ebron, Ock K Chun, Maria-Luz Fernandez. Metabolic syndrome parameters and hypercholesterolemia are correlated with elevated liver enzymes. 2014 Experimental Biology Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 26-30, 2014
  • Meng Yang, Hyun Ja Kim, Ock Chun, Aedin Cassidy, Walter C. Willett, Eunyoung Cho. Comparison of daily flavonoid intake and major food sources in 1990 with 2006 in Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professional Follow-Up Study. 2013 Experimental Biology Meeting, Boston, MA, April 20-24, 2013
  • Terrence M. Vance, Ying Wang, Joseph Su, Elizabeth T. H. Fontham, Jeannette T. Bensen, James L. Mohler, Ming-Hui Chen, Ock K. Chun. Dietary total antioxidant capacity and prostate cancer tumor stage among African and Caucasian Americans in a population-based study. 2013 Experimental Biology Meeting, Boston, MA, April 20-24, 2013
  • Terrence M. Vance, Ying Wang, Joseph Su, Elizabeth T. H. Fontham, Jeannette T. Bensen, James L. Mohler, Ming-Hui Chen, Ock K. Chun. Association of food intake with prostate cancer aggressiveness of African and Caucasian Americans in a population-based study. 2013 Experimental Biology Meeting, Boston, MA, April 20-24, 2013 (Oral)
  • Terrence M. Vance, Ying Wang, Joseph Su, Elizabeth T. H. Fontham, Jeannette T. Bensen, James L. Mohler, Ming-Hui Chen, Ock K. Chun. Sociodemographic, clinical, and lifestyle factors associated with prostate cancer aggressiveness in a population-based study. 2013 Experimental Biology Meeting, Boston, MA, April 20-24, 2013
  • Ying Wang, Terrence M. Vance, Joseph Su, Elizabeth T. H. Fontham, Jeannette T. Bensen, James L. Mohler, Ming-Hui Chen, Ock K. Chun. Proanthocyanidin intake is inversely associated with advanced prostate tumor stages in newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients. 2013 Experimental Biology Meeting, Boston, MA, April 20-24, 2013
  • Ying Wang, Sang-Jin Chung, Terrence Vance, Maria Luz Fernandez, Ock K Chun. Associations between dietary/serum carotenoids and cardiovascular disease risk factors. 2013 Experimental Biology Meeting, Boston, MA, April 20-24, 2013 (Oral)
  • Sang Gil Lee, Bohkyung Kim, Yue Yang, Youngki Park, Sung I. Koo, Ock K. Chun, Jiyoung Lee. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of three berries having different anthocyanidin compositions. 2013 Experimental Biology Meeting, Boston, MA, April 20-24, 2013 (Oral)
  • Bohkyung Kim, Sang Gil Lee, Chai Siah Ku, Youngki Park, Yue Yang, Tho X Pham, Casey Wegner, Sung I. Koo, Ock K. Chun, Jiyoung Lee. Comparison of hypolipidemic effects of three berries in diet-induced obese C57BL/6J mice. 2013 Experimental Biology Meeting, Boston, MA, April 20-24, 2013 (Oral)
  • Sang Gil Lee, Terrence Vance, Do Yu Soung, Bohkyoung Kim, Jiyoung Lee, Sung I. Koo, M. Hicham Drissi, Ock K. Chun. Blueberry and blackcurrant consumption increases bone mineral density and content in high fat diet-induced obese male mice. 2013 Experimental Biology Meeting, Boston, MA, April 20-24, 2013 (Oral)
  • Dahee Lim, Wooki Kim, Mi-Gi Lee, Ho Jin Heo, Ock K. Chun, Dae-Ok Kim, Evidence for protective effects of coffees on oxidative stress induced apoptosis through antioxidant capacity of phenolics. A Poster Presentation at 2012 International Symposium and Annual Meeting of The Korean Society of Food Science and Nutrition, Jeju, Korea October 31- November 2, 2012
  • Hee Geun Yoo, Bong Han Lee, Wooki Kim, Soo-Mi Ahn, Ock K. Chun, Dae-Ok Kim. Anti-aging Effect of Lithospermum erythrorhizon on Skin in in vitro HaCaT and HDF-n Cells. A Poster Presentation at 2012 Annual Meeting of The Korean Society of Food Science and Technology, Korea, June 13-15, 2012
  • Ying Wang, Meng Yang, Terrence M Vance, Sang-Gil Lee, Catherine G Davis, Ock K Chun, Sung I Koo. Dietary antioxidant density in usual diet improves inflammatory biomarkers in overweight postmenopausal women. 2012 Experimental Biology Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 20-25, 2012
  • Meng Yang, Sohyun Park, Ock K. Chun. Association between total water intake, micronutrient intakes and serum nutrient profile among U.S. adults. 2012 Experimental Biology Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 20-25, 2012
  • Meng Yang, Ying Wang, Catherine G Davis, Sang-Gil Lee, Maria Luz Fernandez, Sung I. Koo, Eunyoung Cho, Ock K. Chun. Seasonal change in antioxidant intakes and major food sources in overweight postmenopausal women. 2012 Experimental Biology Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 20-25, 2012
  • Sang Gil Lee, Beate Lloyd, Ying Wang, Meng Yang, Sang-Jin Chung, Ock K. Chun. Orange juice consumption is associated with enhanced antioxidant intake status in the U.S. population: a cross-sectional study. 2012 Experimental Biology Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 20-25, 2012
  • Sang Gil Lee, Tae-Gyu Nam, Dae-Ok Kim, Jiyoung Lee, Sung I. Koo, Ock K. Chun. Anthocyanin compositions and contents influence the antioxidant capacities of berries. 2012 Experimental Biology Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 20-25, 2012
  • Sang Gil Lee, Young-ki Park, Jiyoung Lee, Sung I. Koo, Ock K. Chun. Berry anthocyanin fractions inhibit LPS-induced expression of inflammatory mediators in RAW 264.7 macrophages. 2012 Experimental Biology Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 20-25, 2012
  • Sang Gil Lee, Tae-Gyu Nam, Dae-Ok Kim, Sung I. Koo, Ock K. Chun. Comparison of analytical methods for anthocyanin quantification in berries: HPLC and pH differential methods. 2012 Experimental Biology Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 20-25, 2012
  • Ock K. Chun, Meng Yang, Ying Wang, Catherine G. Davis, Sang-Gil Lee, Sang-Jin Chung, Beate Lloyd. Contribution of orange juice consumption to micronutrient adequacy in U.S. population. 2011 Experimental Biology Meeting, Washington DC, April 9-13, 2011
  • Ock K. Chun, Ying Wang, Meng Yang, Catherine G. Davis, Sang-Gil Lee, Sang-Jin Chung, Beate Lloyd. Impact of orange juice on macronutrient intake and body composition. 2011 Experimental Biology Meeting, Washington DC, April 9-13, 2011
  • Ying Wang, Meng Yang, Sang-Gil Lee, Catherine G. Davis, Christopher Masterjohn, Anne Kenny, Richard S. Bruno, Ock K. Chun. Total antioxidant capacity: a useful tool in assessing antioxidant intake status. 2011 Experimental Biology Meeting, Washington DC, April 9-13, 2011
  • Ying Wang, Meng Yang, Catherine G. Davis, Sung I. Koo, Ock K. Chun. Dietary total antioxidant capacity reflects dietary and plasma antioxidant status in healthy college students. 2011 Experimental Biology Meeting, Washington DC, April 9-13, 2011
  • Ying Wang, Meng Yang, Sang-Gil Lee, Catherine G. Davis, Sung I. Koo, Ock K. Chun. Plasma total antioxidant capacity reflects plasma antioxidant status in overweight postmenopausal women. 2011 Experimental Biology Meeting, Washington DC, April 9-13, 2011
  • Meng Yang, Ying Wang, Catherine G. Davis, Sang-Gil Lee, Anne Kenny, Ock K. Chun. Dietary total antioxidant capacity is inversely associated with cardiovascular disease risks in overweight postmenopausal women. 2011 Experimental Biology Meeting, Washington DC, April 9-13, 2011
  • Meng Yang, Ying Wang, Catherine G. Davis, Sang-Gil Lee, Won O. Song, Ock K. Chun. Antioxidant Food Frequency Questionnaire in Healthy Young Adults: Validity and Reproducibility. 2011 Experimental Biology Meeting, Washington DC, April 9-13, 2011
  • Meng Yang, Ying Wang, Catherine G. Davis, Sang-Gil Lee, Anne Kenny, Won O. Song, Ock K. Chun. Validation and application of antioxidant food frequency questionnaire in overweight postmenopausal women. 2011 Experimental Biology Meeting, Washington DC, April 9-13, 2011
  • Catherine G. Davis, Meng Yang, Ying Wang, Maria Luz Fernandez, Nancy R. Rodriguez, Ock K. Chun. Variations in antioxidant intake and determination of number of days required for assessing usual intake of antioxidants in diet. 2011 Experimental Biology Meeting, Washington DC, April 9-13, 2011
  • Catherine G. Davis, Meng Yang, Ying Wang, Caroline Yu, Maria Luz Fernandez, Nancy R. Rodriguez, Ock K. Chun. Assessment of nutrient adequacy and impact of lifestyle patterns on nutritional status of college students. 2011 Experimental Biology Meeting, Washington DC, April 9-13, 2011
  • Yi Guo, Catherine G Davis, Eunice Mah, Thunder Jalili, Ock K. Chun, Richard S Bruno. Dietary fat increases quercetin bioavailability in obese men and postmenopausal women. 2011 Experimental Biology Meeting, Washington DC, April 9-13, 2011
  • Na Young Park, Bong Han Lee, Young Jun Kim, Ock K. Chun, and Dae-Ok Kim. Daily per capita intake of total phenolics and antioxidant capacity from the most consumed fruits and vegetables in Korea. A Poster Presentation at 2010 International Symposium and Annual Meeting of The Korean Society of Food Science and Nutrition, Daegu, Korea Octorber 27-29, 2010
  • Anna Floegel, Dae-Ok Kim, Sang-Jin Chung, Ock K. Chun. Comparison of ABTS/DPPH assays for the detection of antioxidant capacity in foods. Experimental Biology Meeting, Anaheim, CA, April 25, 2010
  • Anna Floegel, Dae-Ok Kim, Sang-Jin Chung, Won O. Song, Sung I. Koo, Ock K. Chun. Development and validation of an algorithm to establish a total antioxidant capacity database of U.S. diet. Experimental Biology Meeting, Anaheim, CA, April 26, 2010 (oral presentation)
  • Meng Yang, Sang-Jin Chung, Chin Eun Chung, Won O. Song, Ock K. Chun. Estimation of total antioxidant capacity in US diet and dietary supplements. Experimental Biology Meeting, Anaheim, CA, April 25, 2010
  • Meng Yang, Sang-Jin Chung, Chin Eun Chung, Won O. Song, Ock K. Chun. Dietary total antioxidant capacity is inversely associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease in U.S. adults. Experimental Biology Meeting, Anaheim, CA, April 25, 2010
  • Ock K. Chun, Sang-Jin Chung, Won O. Song. Estimated intake of proanthocyanidin in the US population. Experimental Biology Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 20, 2009.
  • Ock K. Chun, Sang-Jin Chung, Won O. Song. Serum carotenoid concentration predicted by dietary intake in the US. The 33rd National Nutrient Databank Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 17, 2009.  
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