We do not support your browser. Please take a moment and upgrade to the most recent version of Internet Explorer.
CTSI Directory

Youngju Pak, Ph.D. [ Edit Your Profile ]

Email Address: ypak@labiomed.org

Fax Number: (310) 533-0627
Work Phone Number: (310) 222-1874

Laboratory Address:
1124 West Carson Street, RB-1 Rm. 248
Torrance, CA 90502

UCLA Adjunct Associate Professor, Medicine

Research Interests

multivariate modeling, structural equation modeling, causal inference

Ph.D., University at Buffalo, NY
M.S., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
B.S., Yeung-Nam University Gyeong-San, South Korea


Dr. Youngju Pak is Co-Director of Biostatistics Core at Harbor-UCLA and Adjunct Associate professor of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She serves as Leader for the Biostatistics, Study Design for the Harbor-UCLA CTSI program. Her main methodological research /application area in multivariate modeling, path-modeling, Structural Equation Modeling, and causal inference using a large data set such as population/community based longitudinal cohort data. She has extensive collaborative experiences using a large observational data such as New York State Population Health Observatory and Women’s Health Initiative (WHI). She has served as a co-investigator for research projects and grant applications in various research fields such as Molecular Cancer Research, Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Gerontological Nursing, and Heath Care Management, etc.

Work: Co-Director of Biostatistics Core at Harbor-UCLA, Adjunct Associate Professor of Biostatistics at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Research Interests: Multivariate modeling, Structural Equation Modeling, Causal Inference

Dilektasli Asli Gorek, Porszasz Janos, Casaburi Richard, Stringer William W, Bhatt Surya P, Pak Youngju, Rossiter Harry B, Washko George, Castaldi Peter J, Estepar Raul San Jose, Hansen James E, Hansen James E, A Novel Spirometric Measure Identifies Mild COPD Unidentified by Standard Criteria. Chest. 2016; 150(5): 1080-1090.
Shah Anuja P, Shen Jenny I, Wang Ying, Tong Lili, Pak Youngju, Andalibi Ali, LaPage Janine A, Adler Sharon G, Effects of Minocycline on Urine Albumin, Interleukin-6, and Osteoprotegerin in Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial. PloS one. 2016; 11(3): e0152357.
Murphy Daniel, Pak Youngju, Cleary John Patrick, Pulse Oximetry Overestimates Oxyhemoglobin in Neonates with Critical Congenital Heart Disease. Neonatology. 2016; 109(3): 213-8.
Swerdloff Ronald S, Pak Youngju, Wang Christina, Liu Peter Y, Bhasin Shalender, Gill Thomas M, Matsumoto Alvin M, Pahor Marco, Surampudi Prasanth, Snyder Peter J, Serum Testosterone (T) Level Variability in T Gel-Treated Older Hypogonadal Men: Treatment Monitoring Implications. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. 2015; 100(9): 3280-7.
Huffman Sarah Rose, Pak Youngju, Rivera Rocío Melissa, Superovulation induces alterations in the epigenome of zygotes, and results in differences in gene expression at the blastocyst stage in mice. Molecular reproduction and development. 2015; 82(3): 207-17.
Panosyan Eduard H, Wang Yuntao, Xia Peng, Lee Wai-Nang Paul, Pak Youngju, Laks Dan R, Lin Henry J, Moore Theodore B, Cloughesy Timothy F, Kornblum Harley I, Lasky Joseph L, Asparagine depletion potentiates the cytotoxic effect of chemotherapy against brain tumors. Molecular cancer research : MCR. 2014; 12(5): 694-702.
Lishmanov Anton, Dorairajan Smrita, Pak Youngju, Chaudhary Kunal, Chockalingam Anand, Treatment of 25-OH vitamin D deficiency in older men with chronic kidney disease stages 3 and 4 is associated with reduction in cardiovascular events. American journal of therapeutics. 2014; 20(5): 480-6.
Rantz Marilyn J, Skubic Marjorie, Abbott Carmen, Galambos Colleen, Pak Youngju, Ho Dominic K C, Stone Erik E, Rui Liyang, Back Jessica, Miller Steven J, In-home fall risk assessment and detection sensor system. Journal of gerontological nursing. 2013; 39(7): 18-22.
Choma Theodore, Pfeiffer Ferris, Vallurupalli Santaram, Mannering Irene, Pak Youngju, Segmental stiffness achieved by three types of fixation for unstable lumbar spondylolytic motion segments. Global spine journal. 2012; 2(2): 79-86.
Wagovich Stacy A, Pak Youngju, Miller Margaret D, Orthographic word knowledge growth in school-age children. American journal of speech-language pathology. 2012; 21(2): 140-53.
Lishmanov Anton, Dorairajan Smrita, Pak Youngju, Chaudhary Kunal, Chockalingam Anand, Elevated serum parathyroid hormone is a cardiovascular risk factor in moderate chronic kidney disease. International urology and nephrology. 2012; 44(2): 541-7.
Rathert Cheryl, Huddleston Nicole, Pak Youngju, Acute care patients discuss the patient role in patient safety. Health care management review. 2012; 36(2): 134-44.
Wakefield Bonnie J, Hayes Jeanne, Boren Suzanne Austin, Pak Youngju, Davis J Wade, Strain and satisfaction in caregivers of veterans with chronic illness. Research in nursing & health. 2012; 35(1): 55-69.
Phillips Lorraine J, Reid-Arndt Stephanie A, Pak Youngju, Effects of a creative expression intervention on emotions, communication, and quality of life in persons with dementia. Nursing research. 2011; 59(6): 417-25.
Iqbal Atif, Miedema Brent, Ramaswamy Archana, Fearing Nicole, de la Torre Roger, Pak Youngju, Stephen Caleb, Thaler Klaus, Long-term outcome after endoscopic stent therapy for complications after bariatric surgery. Surgical endoscopy. 2011; 25(2): 515-20.
Smith R, Pak Y, Kraybill W, Kane J M, Factors associated with actual long-term survival following soft tissue sarcoma pulmonary metastasectomy. European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology. 2009; 35(4): 356-61.
Ohrbach Richard, Sherman Jeffrey, Beneduce Carla, Zittel-Palamara Kimberly, Pak Youngju, Extraction of RDC/TMD subscales from the symptom check list-90: does context alter respondent behavior?. Journal of orofacial pain. 2008; 22(4): 331-9.
Javle M M, Gibbs J F, Iwata K K, Pak Y, Rutledge P, Yu J, Black J D, Tan D, Khoury T, Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and activated extracellular signal-regulated kinase (p-Erk) in surgically resected pancreatic cancer. Annals of surgical oncology. 2007; 14(12): 3527-33.
Epstein Leonard H, Raja Samina, Gold Samuel S, Paluch Rocco A, Pak Youngju, Roemmich James N, Reducing sedentary behavior: the relationship between park area and the physical activity of youth. Psychological science. 2006; 17(8): 654-9.
Epstein Leonard H, Handley Elizabeth A, Dearing Kelly K, Cho David D, Roemmich James N, Paluch Rocco A, Raja Samina, Pak Youngju, Spring Bonnie, Purchases of food in youth. Influence of price and income. Psychological science. 2006; 17(1): 82-9.

Cite the Grant Number Trial Innovation Network Smart IRB