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Choi, Kui-Son

Kui Son CHOI, Ph.D.(full-time professor)
Faculty Appointment

Department of Cancer Control and Population Health, NCC-GCSP
Area of Expertise
Health/Health Management & Policy, Health Behavioral Science
Work Experience
Senior Scientist, Early Detection Branch, National Cancer Control Research Institute, National Cancer Center, Korea (Jan. 2002 - present)

Adjunct Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Korea (Mar. 2012 – Feb. 2014)

Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Policy, School of Public Health, Yonsei University, Korea (Mar. 2003 – Dec. 2009)

Visiting Professor, Preventive Medicine, Fienberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, USA (Jan. 2008-Jan.2009)

Chief, Early Detection Branch, National Cancer Control Research Institute, National Cancer Center, Korea (Apr. 2005 – Apr. 2007)
Educational Background
Ph. D., Public Health, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea (2000)

MPH., Public Health, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea (1997)

B.A. Science, Dongduck Women’s University, Republic of Korea (1995)
Research Interests
Dr. Choi has experience in health services research, with a special focus in cancer care. She has gained experience in cancer control research from her involvement in the following studies: “Second-Term 10-year Comprehensive Plan for Cancer Control,” “Estimation of the Cost of Cancer,” “Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Cancer Screening,” and “Development of Practice Guidelines and Quality Assurance Programs for Cancer Screening.”
Main interests of her research are to 1) Develop and evaluation of health behavior programs that lead to the success and sustainability of community-based interventions for promoting cancer-preventive behavioral changes:2) Identify the behavioral and social factors associated with cancer development: 3) Examine behavioral, social and structural factors that are associated with and impact health disparity:4) Evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a variety of cancer prevention and care interventions: 5) Apply of epidemiology and health risk assessment to public policy.
She is currently working on a research project designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the National Cancer Screening Program (NCSP) and to develop effective strategies for promoting the diffusion and adoption of the NCSP. She also participated in a research study designed to monitor trends in the use of cancer screening procedures and to evaluate the factors that influence participation in cancer screening. She have conducted an annual nationwide “Cancer Screening Practices Survey” designed to monitor the usage levels, trends in use, and factors influencing the use of cancer screening tests.
International Collaboration
Member of WHO Collaborating Center for Cancer Registration, Prevention and Early Detection (2005-present)