Yoonsang Kim, MPH, PhD

Senior Research Scientist, NORC at the University of Chicago

Dr. Yoonsang Kim is a senior research scientist of the nonprofit research organization NORC at the University of Chicago. Prior to NORC, Dr. Kim was a biostatistician in IHRP’s Methodology Research Core, from August 2012 to July 2016.

She has provided statistical support to investigators in various fields including public health, epidemiology, ophthalmology, pharmacy, and internal medicine. Her research interests include longitudinal data analysis for non-normal outcomes, prevalence estimation using small area estimation techniques, analysis of correlated time-to-event data, and Bayesian analysis.

Dr. Kim earned her doctorate in biostatistics from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health in 2011.

Recent and Noteworthy Publications

Jo CL, Kornfield R, Kim Y, Emery S, Ribisl KM. Price-related promotions for tobacco products on Twitter. Tob Control. 2016 Jul;25(4):476-9. [See abstract.]

Emory K, Kim Y, Buchting F, Vera L, Huang J, Emery SL. Intragroup variance in lesbian, gay, and bisexual tobacco use behaviors: evidence that subgroups matter, notably bisexual women. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 Jun;18(6):1494-501. [See abstract.]

Kim Y, Kornfield R, Shi Y, Vera L, Daubresse M, Alexander GC, Emery S. Effects of televised direct-to-consumer advertising for varenicline on prescription dispensing in the United States, 2006-2009. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 May;18(5):1180-7. [See abstract.]

Huang J, Kim Y, Vera L, Emery SL. Electronic cigarettes among priority populations: role of smoking cessation and tobacco control policies. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Feb;50(2):199-209. [See abstract.]

Kornfield R, Alexander GC, Qato DM, Kim Y, Hirsch JD, Emery SL. Trends in exposure to televised prescription drug advertising, 2003-2011. Am J Prev Med. 2015 May;48(5):575-9. [See abstract.]

Daubresse M, Hutfless S, Kim Y, Kornfield R, Qato DM, Huang J, Miller K, Emery SL, Alexander GC. Effect of direct-to-consumer advertising on asthma medication sales and healthcare utilization. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jul 1;192(1):40-6. [See abstract.]

Stolley MR, Sharp LK, Tangney CC, Schiffer LA, Arroyo C, Kim Y, Campbell RT, Schmidt ML, Breen K, Kinahan KE, Dilley KJ, Henderson TO, Korenblit AD, Seligman K. Health behaviors of minority childhood cancer survivor. Cancer. 2015 May 15;121(10):1671-80. [See abstract.]

Cavazos PA, Krauss MJ, Kim Y, Emery S. Risk factors associated with hookah use. Nicotine Tob Res. (2015) 17 (12): 1482-1490. [See abstract.]

Tolma EL, Stoner JA, Li J, Kim Y, Engelman KK. Predictors of regular mammography use among American Indian women in Oklahoma: a cross-sectional study. BMC Womens Health. 2014;14:101. [See abstract.]

Kong A, Odoms-Young AM, Schiffer LA, Kim Y, Berbaum ML, Porter SJ, Blumstein LB, Bess SL, Fitzgibbon ML. The 18-month impact of special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children food package revisions on diets of recipient families. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Jun;46(6):543-51. [See abstract.]

Jetton JA, Ding K, Kim Y, Stone DU. Effects of tobacco smoking on human corneal wound healing. Cornea. 2014;33(5):453-6. [See abstract.]

Emery SL, Szczypka G, Abril EP, Kim Y, Vera L. Are you scared yet? Evaluating fear appeal messages in tweets about the Tips campaign. J Commun. 2014;64:278–295. [See abstract.]

Kong A, Jones BL, Fiese BH, Schiffer LA, Odoms-Young A, Kim Y, Bailey L, Fitzgibbon ML. Parent-child mealtime interactions in racially/ethnically diverse families with preschool-age children. Eat Behav. 2013 Dec;14(4):451-5. [See abstract.]

Kim Y, Choi YK, Emery S. Logistic regression with multiple random effects: a simulation study of estimation methods and statistical packages. Am Stat. 2013 Aug 1;67(3). [See abstract.]

Touchette DR, Schumock GT, Dolor RJ, Masica AL, Smith SR, Kim Y. Patient safety–focused medication therapy management: a randomized, controlled trial. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2012;52(5):603-612. [Winner of 2014 APhA-APRS Clinical Research Paper Award. See abstract.]

Emery S, Kim Y, Choi YK, Szczypka G, Wakefield M, Chaloupka FJ. The effects of smoking-related television advertising on smoking and intentions to quit among adults in the United States: 1999–2007. Am J Public Health. 2012;102(4):751-757. [See abstract.]

Khan MA, Shah S, Grudzien A, Onyejekwe N, Banskota P, Karim S, Jin J, Kim Y, Gerber BS. A diabetes education multimedia program in the waiting room setting. Diabetes Ther. 2011;2(3):178-188. [See abstract.]

Porter KR, McCarthy BJ, Freels S, Kim Y, Davis FG. Prevalence estimates for primary brain tumors in the United States by age, gender, behavior, and histology. Neuro Oncol. 2010;12(6):520-527. [See abstract.]

Greenberg D, Levy SR, Rasher S, Kim Y, Carter SD, Berbaum ML. Testing adult basic education students for reading ability and progress: how many tests to administer? Adult Basic Educ Lit J. 2010;4(2):96-103.

Dennis LK, Kim Y, Lowe JB. Consistency of reported tanning behaviors and sunburn history among sorority and fraternitystudents. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2008;24:191-198.

Smith EM, Wang D, Kim Y, Rubenstein LM, Lee JH, Haugen TH, Turek LP. P16INK4a expression, human papillomavirus, and survival in head and neck cancer. Oral Oncol. 2008;44(2):103-210.