SeonAe Yeo, RNC, PhD, FAAN


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Campus Box #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Professor Yeo is a Women’s Health nurse practitioner, a public health nurse, and a nurse-midwife by training. Her research activities entail health promotion and risk reduction of pregnant women at risk. Her research activities in the past range from passive immunity of low birth weight infants to Japanese expatriates’ birth experiences in Unites States.

More recently, Dr. Yeo’s research focuses on achieving healthy weight gain during pregnancy among obese women of low-income background. She has collaborated with a wide range of interdisciplinary scholars nationally and internationally to identify and test sustainable behavior interventions to achieve healthy weight gain for low income pregnant women. She is passionate about providing high quality prenatal care for all pregnant women.