Suzi Hong

Title(s)Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Public Health
SchoolHealth Sciences
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0725
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Dr. Hong was born and raised in South Korea. After she obtained a master’s degree in exercise psychology at University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, she received her doctorate in the areas of psychoneuroimmunology and exercise immunology from the University of Georgia. She completed her post-doctoral training in psychoneuroimmunology and behavioral medicine research in the UCSD Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Hong’s research interests include neuroendocrine and immune cell activation, exercise and immune system activation and adaptation, and inflammation and its cognitive and psychological impact. Her NIH-funded studies focus on immune cell activation and endothelial inflammation under sympathoadrenal activation among prehypertensive individuals and their implications for vascular pathology. She has been and is the PI of a number of other grants and a co-investigator of NIH-funded studies with their focuses on inflammation and depression in heart failure, effects of a TaiChi intervention in heart failure, and immune activation and neurocognitive impairment in HIV patients. Dr. Hong utilizes various cellular immunology methods in her research and is the Director of UCSD Hillcrest Flow Cytometry and Cellular Immunology Core.

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    Multisystem risk profile of older adults to predict cognitive function and impairment
    NIH/NIA R03AG063328Apr 1, 2019 - Jan 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Autonomic and Immuno-vascular Mechanisms of Antihypertensive Effects of Taichi
    NIH/NHLBI R01HL126056Aug 1, 2015 - Apr 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Obesity, vascular inflammation, and immune cell activation in prehypertension
    NIH/NHLBI R01HL090975Feb 1, 2009 - Jun 30, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Prolonged platelet activation in individuals with elevated blood pressure in response to a moderate exercise challenge. Psychophysiology. 2009 Mar; 46(2):276-84. Hong S, Adler KA, Von Känel R, Nordberg J, Ziegler MG, Mills PJ. PMID: 19170949.
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    2. The association of social status and blood pressure with markers of vascular inflammation. Psychosom Med. 2006 Jul-Aug; 68(4):517-23. Hong S, Nelesen RA, Krohn PL, Mills PJ, Dimsdale JE. PMID: 16868259.
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    3. The association between interleukin-6, sleep, and demographic characteristics. Brain Behav Immun. 2005 Mar; 19(2):165-72. Hong S, Mills PJ, Loredo JS, Adler KA, Dimsdale JE. PMID: 15664789.
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    4. Attenuation of T-lymphocyte demargination and adhesion molecule expression in response to moderate exercise in physically fit individuals. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2005 Mar; 98(3):1057-63. Hong S, Johnson TA, Farag NH, Guy HJ, Matthews SC, Ziegler MG, Mills PJ. PMID: 15501922.
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    5. Effects of regular exercise on lymphocyte subsets and CD62L after psychological vs. physical stress. J Psychosom Res. 2004 Mar; 56(3):363-70. Hong S, Farag NH, Nelesen RA, Ziegler MG, Mills PJ. PMID: 15046975.
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