Dr. Yoo earned a postdoctoral fellowship at the College of Nursing from the University of South Florida and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from the Kyunghee University, School of Medicine in South Korea. Furthermore, she received a MSc in Exercise Science from Kingston University in London and a BSN in Nursing from Sahmyook Health University in South Korea.
Dr. Yoo is an Assistant professor at the University of Tennessee, College of Nursing. She teaches undergraduate-level fundamental nursing courses. Since her doctoral training in 2014, she has been researching the gut microbiome field. Her major research interest is the mechanisms and metabolites of the human gut microbiome and their role in the host body. Recently, she and her research team worked on a R01NR015446 project entitled, “The Preterm Infant Microbiome.”, and published papers. She also published review journals focused on how the loss of gut homeostasis relates to dysbiosis and health problems. Additionally, she has been working on a cancer project to identifiy the evidence of gut microbial alteration and predictive model of colorectal cancer risk in firefighters.
Dr. Yoo is a Editorial Reviewer in Foods (MDPI), International Journal of Molecular Sciences, BMC Public Health, Molecular biology reports (Springer), Microorganisms and Nutrients (MDPI).