- Sun-Young KIM (full-time Professor)
- Faculty Appointment
- Associate Professor and Department Chair
- Area of Expertise
- Biostatistics, Environmental Statistics and Epidemiology, Spatial Analysis
- Work Experience
- Research Assistant Professor, Institute of Health and Environment & Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2014-2017.
Research Scientist, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, 2012-2014.
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, 2005-2012.
- Educational Background
- Ph.D. Public Health Science (Biostatistics major), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2005.
M.P.H. Public Health Science (Biostatistics major), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2002.
B.A. Health Education, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, 1998.
- Research Interests
- Dr. Sun-Young Kim has pursued her research interest in environmental risk factors and their associations with human health including cancer. Specifically, focusing on air pollution, she is working with study design development, air pollution modeling, and health effect analysis. In addition, she is interested in spatial pattern of cancer and identification of high risk areas and related geographical risk factors. Dr. Kim earned her Ph.D. in Public Health Science with Biostatistics major at the Seoul National University Graduate School of Public Health in Seoul, Korea, and had worked at the University of Washington and the Seoul National University before joining the NCC-GCSP.
- International Collaboration
- Editorial board of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Editorial board of the Yonsei Medical Journal
- Peer reviewed journal articles for the previous 4 yearsyears (mentees starred):
1. Kim WJ, Kim SY. Health effects of ozone on respiratory diseases. Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases 2020 (in press).
2. Choi IY, Kim SY, Song HR, Chang JG, Kim HS, Kim WH, Lee SY, Hong MH. Lethality associated factors in deliberate self-poisoning. Journal of the Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2020 (in press).
3. Hyun JW, Kwon YN, Lee HL, Jeong WK, Lee HJ, Kim BJ, Kim SW, Shin HY, Shin JH, Oh SY, Lee MY, Kim SH, Huh SY, Kim W, Park MS, Kim SY, Kim SM, Kim HJ. Recurrence of clinical events at the same anatomical location in patients with MOG antibody-associated disease. Multiple Sclerosis Journal 2020 (in press).
4. Tran BT, Pham NH, Nguyen, TX, Choi KS, Sohn DK, Kim SY, Suh JK, Nguyen TTD, Phan VS, Tran DT, Nguyen TT, Nguyen TTB, Nguyen MT, Oh JK. Measurement of health-related quality of life among colorectal cancer patients using the Vietnamese value set of the EQ-5D-5L. Patient Preference and Adherence 2020:14;2427-2437.
5. Yoon HY, Kim SY, Kim OJ, Song JW. Nitrogen dioxide increases the risk of mortality in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. European Respiratory Journal 2020 (in press).
6. Song I*, Kim OJ, Choe SA, Kim SY. Spatial heterogeneity in the association between particulate matter air pollution and low birth weight in South Korea. Environmental Research 2020 191;11009.
7. Cho J, Noh Y, Kim SY, Sohn J, Noh J, Jang H, Kim W, Cho SK, Seo H, Seo G, Lee SK, Seo S, Koh SB, Oh SS, Kim HJ, Seo SW, Shin DS, Kim N, Kim C. Effect of long-term exposure to particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide on subclinical brain structural changes in adults. Environmental Health Perspectives 2020;128(11):117006.
8. Kim OJ*, Lee SH, Kang SH, Kim SY. Incident cardiovascular disease and particulate matter air pollution: a critical window of exposure and susceptibility in a South Korean nationwide cohort study. Environmental Health 2020:19;133.
9. Choe SA, Kim SK, Im C, Kim SY, Kim YS, Yoon TK. Nighttime environmental noise and semen quality: A single fertility center cohort study. PLoS ONE 2020 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0240689.
10. Wang Y, Behcle M, Kim SY, Adams PJ, Pandis SN, C Arden P, Robinson AL, Sheppard L, Szipro AA, Marshall JD. Spatial decomposition analysis of NO2 and PM2.5 air pollution in the United States. Atmospheric Environment 2020:241;117470.
11. Cho J, Sohn J, Noh J, Jang H, Kim W, Cho SK, Seo H, Seo G, Lee SK, Noh Y, Seo S, Koh SB, Oh SS, Kim HJ, Seo SW, Shin DS, Kim N, Kim HH, Lee JI, Kim SY, Kim C. Association between exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and brain cortical thinning: The Environmental Pollution-Induced Neurological EFfects (EPINEF) study. Science of the Total Environment 2020:737;140097.
12. Kwon SO, Han YJ, Hong SH, Bak SH, Kim J, Lee MK, Kim SY, Kim WJ. Long-term exposure to PM10 and NO2 in relation to lung function and imaging phenotypes in a COPD cohort. Respiratory Research 2020:21;247.
13. Jo YS, Cha JH, Kim YK, Kim SY, Lee HS. Simultaneous double-balloon dilation using double channel therapeutic endoscope in patients with cricopharyngeal muscle dysfunction: An observation study. Medicine 2020:99(35);e21793.
14. Coleman NC, Mann D, Hibgee JD, Lefler JS, Merrill RM, Burnett RT, Ezzati M, Marshall JD, Kim SY, Bechle M, Robinson AL, Pope AC. Cancer mortality risk, fine particulate air pollution, and smoking in a large, representative cohort of U.S. Adults. Cancer Causes & Control 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-020-01317-w.
15. Byun S*, Kim SY. Has air pollution concentration increased over the past 17 years in Seoul, South Korea? : The gap between public perception and measurement data. Journal of Korean Society for Atmospheric Environment 2020;36(2):240-248 (Korean).
16. Park Y*, Song I, Yi J, Lee SJ, Kim SY. Web-based visualization of scientific research data: national-scale distribution of air pollution in South Korea. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health 2020;17:2230.
17. Kim JH*, Kim SY. Comparative analysis of administrative databases for PM pollution in South Korea and United States. Journal of Environmental Policy and Administration 2020:28(1);71-100 (Korean).
18. Higbee JD, Lefler JS, Burnett RT, Ezzati M, Marshall JD, Kim SY, Bechle M, Robinson AL, Pope AC. Estimating long-term pollution exposure effects through inverse probability weighting methods with Cox proportional hazards models. Environmental Epidemiology 2020;4(2):e085.
19. Kim SY, Bechle M, Hankey S, Sheppard L, Szpiro AA, Marshall JD. Concentrations of criteria pollutants in the contiguous U.S., 1979 – 2015: Role of prediction model parsimony in integrated empirical geographic regression. PLoS ONE 2020:15(2);e0228535.
20. Moon DH, Kwon SO, Kim SY, Kim WJ. Air pollution and incidence of lung cancer by histological type in Korean adults: A Korean National Health Insurance Service Health Examinee Cohort Study. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health 2020:17(3);915.
21. Min KD, Yi SJ, Kim HC, Leem JH, Hong S, Kim K, Kim SY. Association between pediatric allergic diseases and predicted air pollution level. Environmental Health 2020:19;6.
22. Choi YJ, Kim SH, Kang SH, Kim SY, Kim OJ, Yoon CH, Lee HY, Youn TJ, Chae IH, Kim CH. Short-term effects of air pollution on blood pressure. Scientific Reports 2019:9;20298.
23. Yoo SE*, Park JS, Lee SH, Park CH, Lee CW, Lee SB, Kim SY, Kim H. Comparison of short-term associations between PM2.5 components and mortality across six major cities in South Korea. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health 2019;16:2872.
24. Pham TT, Hwang M, Lee ES, Kong SY, Jung SY, Lee SY, Kim J, Ha M, Kim SY, Park B. Night-shift work and risk of breast cancer in a case-control study in Korean women. Clinical Epidemiology 2019;11:743-751.
25. Lim C, Kim H, Lee K, Vilcassim MJR, Thurston G, Gordon T, Chen LC, Heimbinder M, Kim SY. Mapping urban air quality using mobile sampling with low-cost sensors and open data in Seoul, South Korea. Environmental International 2019;131:10502.
26. Pham TT, Lee ES, Kong SY, Kim J, Kim SY, Joo J, Yoon KA, Park B. Night-shift work, circadian and melatonin pathway related genes and their interaction on breast cancer risk: evidence from a case-control study in Korean women. Scientific Reports 2019;9(1):10982.
27. Pope AC, Lefler JS. Ezzati M, Higbee JD, Marshall JD, Kim SY, Bechle M, Gilliat KS, Vernon SE, Robinson AL, Burnett RT. Mortality risk and fine particulate air pollution in a large, representative cohort of U.S. adults. Environmental Health Perspectives 2019;127(7):77007.
28. Choi SA, Jang J, Kim MJ, Jun YB, Kim SY. Long-term exposure to PM10 and risk of low birth weight in Seoul, Korea. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019;19:246.
29. Fann N, Coffman E, Hajat A, Kim SY. Change in fine particle-related premature deaths among U.S. population subgroups between 1980 and 2010. Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health 2019;12:673-682.
30. Kwon OK, Kim SH, Kang SH, Cho Y, Oh IY, Yoon CH, Kim SY, Kim OJ, Choi EK, Youn TJ, Chae IH. Association of short- and long-term exposure to air pollution with atrial fibrillation. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 2019;26(11):1208-1216.
31. Lee MK, Xu CJ, Carnes MU, Nichols CE, Ward JM, The BIOS consortium, Kwon SO, Kim SY, Kim WJ, London S. Genome-wide DNA methylation and long-term ambient air pollution exposure in Korean adults. Clinical Epigenetics 2019;11:37.
32. Lee S, Lee W, Kim A, Kim E, Myung W, Kim SY, Kim H. Short-term PM2.5 exposure and emergency hospital admissions for mental disease. Environmental Research 2019;171:313-320.
33. Lee SH*, Kim O, Kim SY, Kim H. An approach to estimating national-scale annual-average concentrations of PM2.5 before 2015 when national air quality monitoring data are available in South Korea. Journal of Korean Society for Atmospheric Environment 2018;34(6): 806-821 (Korean).
34. Baik YJ*, Kim DW, Kwon HY, Kim Y, Kim SY. Impact of the exclusive median bus lane system on air pollution concentrations in Seoul, Korea. Journal of Korean Society for Atmospheric Environment 2018:34(4);542-553 (Korean).
35. Choe SA*, Jun YB, Kim SY. Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy: a retrospective cohort study in Seoul, Korea. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018:18:340.
36. Ryou H*, Heo JB, Kim SY. Source apportionment of PM10 and PM2.5 air pollution, and possible impacts of study characteristics in South Korea. Environmental Pollution 2018:240;963-972.
37. Choe SA*, Jun YB, Lee WS, Yoon TK, Kim SY. Ambient air pollution is related with pregnancy rate of in-vitro fertilization cycles: a retrospective study in Seoul, Korea. Human Reproduction 2018:33(6);1071-1078.
38. Kim O*, Kim SY, Kim H. Association between long-term exposure to particulate matter air pollution and mortality in a national cohort, South Korea: comparison across different exposure assessment approaches. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health 2017:4(10);1103.
39. Fann N, Kim SY, Olives C, Sheppard L. Estimated changes in life expectancy and adult mortality resulting from declining PM2.5 exposures in the contiguous United States:1980–2010. Environmental Health Perspectives 2017:125;9.
40. Yi SJ*, Shon C, Min KD, Kim HC, Leem JH, Hong S, Kim K, Kim SY. Association between exposure to traffic-related air pollution and prevalence of allergic diseases in children, Seoul, Korea. BioMed Research International 2017;Article ID 4216107:11.
41. Lee MK, Hong Y, Kim SY, Kim W, London S. Epigenome-wide association study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung function in Koreans. Epigenomics 2017;9(7):971-984.
42. Min KD*, Kwon HJ, Kim KS, Kim SY. Air pollution monitoring design for epidemiological application in a densely populated city. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health 2017;14:686.
43. Oh GR*, Heo J, Yi SM, Kim SY. Reliability and accuracy of the Deployable Particulate Impact Sampler (DPIS) for application to spatial PM2.5 sampling in Seoul, Korea. Journal of Korean Society for Atmospheric Environment 2017;33(3):277-288 (Korean).
44. Kim SY. Song I. National scale exposure prediction approach for long-term concentrations of PM10 and NO2 in South Korea. Environmental Pollution 2017:226;21-29.
45. Km O*, Kim SY, Kwon HY, Kim H. Data Issues and Suggestions in the National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort for Assessing the Long-term Health Effects of Air Pollution Focusing on Mortality. Journal of Health Informatics and Statistics 2017:42(1);89-99 (Korean).
46. Kim SY, Olives C, Sheppard L, Sampson PD, Larson TV, Kaufman JD. Historical prediction modeling approach for estimating long-term concentrations of PM2.5 in cohort studies before the 1999 implementation of widespread monitoring. Environmental Health Perspectives 2017;125:38-46.
Research projects as the principle investigator in South Korea:
1. Spatial analysis for identification of high risk areas and exploration of geographical risk factors for cancer mortality and incidence using spatial big data in South Korea. Korean Foundation for Cancer Research. 2020.09 – 2022.08.
2. Burden of mortality and morbidity from traffic-related air pollution based on a population-representative national cohort and improved exposure predictions. Basic Research Program, National Research Foundation of Korea. 2018.03 – 2022.02.
3. Association between long-term exposure to particulate matter air pollution and cancer incidence in a population-representative cohort. National Research and Development Program for Cancer Control, National Cancer Center, Korea. 2018.01 – 2020.12.
4. Association between predicted particulate matter air pollution and health. Presidential Post-doc Fellowship of the Fostering Next-generation Research Program, National Research Foundation of Korea. 2013.11 – 2018.10.