Suzi Hong

Title(s)Professor, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health & Human Longevity Science
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CAPost-docPsychoneuroimmunology and Behavioral Medicine
    University of Georgia, Athens, GAPhDExercise Psychobiology and Immunology
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, ILMSExercise Psychology
    Ewha Womans University, Seoul, KoreaBSExercise Science

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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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    Scrutinizing neuro-immune regulatory mechanisms underlying depressive symptomatology in young adults with HIV
    NIH R21MH128889Sep 10, 2021 - Aug 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Multisystem risk profile of older adults to predict cognitive function and impairment (COVID supplement)
    NIH/NIA R03AG063328-02S1Jan 25, 2021 - Jan 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Multisystem risk profile of older adults to predict cognitive function and impairment
    NIH R03AG063328Apr 1, 2019 - Jan 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Autonomic and Immuno-vascular Mechanisms of Antihypertensive Effects of Taichi
    NIH R01HL126056Aug 1, 2015 - Apr 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Obesity, vascular inflammation, and immune cell activation in prehypertension
    NIH R01HL090975Feb 1, 2009 - Jan 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Tai chi or health education for older adults with hypertension: effects on mental health and psychological resilience to COVID-19. Aging Ment Health. 2023 03; 27(3):496-504. Kohn JN, Lobo JD, Troyer EA, Wilson KL, Ang G, Walker AL, Pruitt C, Pung MA, Redwine LS, Hong S. PMID: 35311437; PMCID: PMC9489818.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Salivary bacterial signatures in depression-obesity comorbidity are associated with neurotransmitters and neuroactive dipeptides. BMC Microbiol. 2022 03 14; 22(1):75. Aleti G, Kohn JN, Troyer EA, Weldon K, Huang S, Tripathi A, Dorrestein PC, Swafford AD, Knight R, Hong S. PMID: 35287577; PMCID: PMC8919597.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    3. Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms, Neurocognitive Function, and Viral Suppression With Antiretroviral Therapy Among Youth With HIV Over 36 months. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2021 06 01; 87(2):851-859. Kohn JN, Loop MS, Kim-Chang JJ, Garvie PA, Sleasman JW, Fischer B, Rendina HJ, Woods SP, Nichols SL, Hong S. PMID: 33587499; PMCID: PMC8131211.
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    4. Searching for host immune-microbiome mechanisms in obsessive-compulsive disorder: A narrative literature review and future directions. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2021 06; 125:517-534. Troyer EA, Kohn JN, Ecklu-Mensah G, Aleti G, Rosenberg DR, Hong S. PMID: 33639178; PMCID: PMC8106658.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    5. Self-reported sleep disturbances are associated with poorer cognitive performance in older adults with hypertension: a multi-parameter risk factor investigation. Int Psychogeriatr. 2020 07; 32(7):815-825. Kohn JN, Troyer E, Guay-Ross RN, Wilson K, Walker A, Spoon C, Pruitt C, Lyasch G, Pung MA, Milic M, Redwine LS, Hong S. PMID: 31647051; PMCID: PMC8011648.
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    6. Inflammation at the interface of physical and neuropsychiatric outcomes: Investigation of neuroendocrine regulatory pathways to inform therapeutics. Brain Behav Immun. 2020 08; 88:270-274. Hong S. PMID: 32353522; PMCID: PMC10637350.
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    7. Are we facing a crashing wave of neuropsychiatric sequelae of COVID-19? Neuropsychiatric symptoms and potential immunologic mechanisms. Brain Behav Immun. 2020 07; 87:34-39. Troyer EA, Kohn JN, Hong S. PMID: 32298803; PMCID: PMC7152874.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 414     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    8. Differing salivary microbiome diversity, community and diurnal rhythmicity in association with affective state and peripheral inflammation in adults. Brain Behav Immun. 2020 07; 87:591-602. Kohn JN, Kosciolek T, Marotz C, Aleti G, Guay-Ross RN, Hong SH, Hansen S, Swafford A, Knight R, Hong S. PMID: 32061904; PMCID: PMC10287023.
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    9. Sex-specific roles of cellular inflammation and cardiometabolism in obesity-associated depressive symptomatology. Int J Obes (Lond). 2019 10; 43(10):2045-2056. Kohn JN, Cabrera Y, Dimitrov S, Guay-Ross N, Pruitt C, Shaikh FD, Hong S. PMID: 31089263; PMCID: PMC6774832.
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    10. Inflammation and exercise: Inhibition of monocytic intracellular TNF production by acute exercise via β2-adrenergic activation. Brain Behav Immun. 2017 Mar; 61:60-68. Dimitrov S, Hulteng E, Hong S. PMID: 28011264; PMCID: PMC6555138.
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    11. Abnormalities in chemokine levels in schizophrenia and their clinical correlates. Schizophr Res. 2017 03; 181:63-69. Hong S, Lee EE, Martin AS, Soontornniyomkij B, Soontornniyomkij V, Achim CL, Reuter C, Irwin MR, Eyler LT, Jeste DV. PMID: 27650194; PMCID: PMC5357211.
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    12. Glucocorticoid mediated regulation of inflammation in human monocytes is associated with depressive mood and obesity. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 Apr; 66:195-204. Cheng T, Dimitrov S, Pruitt C, Hong S. PMID: 26829709; PMCID: PMC4792525.
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    13. Beta-adrenergic receptor mediated inflammation control by monocytes is associated with blood pressure and risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Brain Behav Immun. 2015 Nov; 50:31-38. Hong S, Dimitrov S, Cheng T, Redwine L, Pruitt C, Mills PJ, Ziegler MG, Green JM, Shaikh F, Wilson K. PMID: 26300225; PMCID: PMC4631657.
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    14. Role of the immune system in HIV-associated neuroinflammation and neurocognitive implications. Brain Behav Immun. 2015 Mar; 45:1-12. Hong S, Banks WA. PMID: 25449672; PMCID: PMC4342286.
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    15. Benefit of physical fitness against inflammation in obesity: role of beta adrenergic receptors. Brain Behav Immun. 2014 Jul; 39:113-20. Hong S, Dimitrov S, Pruitt C, Shaikh F, Beg N. PMID: 24355098; PMCID: PMC4059789.
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    16. 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; PMCID: PMC2724895.
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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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