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Jeong Seon KIM

Jeong Seon KIM, Ph.D.(full-time professor)
Faculty Appointment
Professor, Department of Cancer Biomedical Science, NCC-GCSP
Area of Expertise
Nutritional Epidemiology
Work Experience
Assistant Professor, Semyung University, Jechon city, Chungbuk, Korea (May 2001- Feb. 2007)
Senior Researcher, Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea (2000.3-2001.2)
Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Nutrition & Food Studies, New York University (Sep. 1999 – Feb. 2000)
Educational Background
Ph. D. Nutritional Epidemiology, New York University (1999)
MS. Nutritional Biochemistry, Ewha Womans University Graduate School (1991)
BS. Food and Nutrition, Ewha Womans University (1989)
Research Interests
Dr. Kim has been primarily involved in the investigation of dietary factors, using epidemiologic approaches, in the cause and prevention of chronic diseases especially cancer and its important conditions. Principal to this work in the field of nutritional epidemiology has been development of methods to measure dietary intake among populations. Thus she has dedicated continuously significant endeavor to the development and validation of dietary assessment tools to provide accurate and reliable assessments of a wide spectrum of nutritional factors. In addition, she has devoted to implement the evaluation of biological markers of dietary intake using particularly plasma and serum. Her ongoing research projects are 1) development of national cancer screening cohort 2) a study on dietary factors related to the prognosis of breast cancer patients 3) gene-diet interaction in the etiology of gastric cancer 4) evaluation of hazardous materials from food sources (e.g., methyl mercury, lead, and cadmium).
International Collaboration
Asia Cohort Consortium
EPIC-Soft Development (Collaborative Research Project with International Agency for Research on Cancer)