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Lim, Min-Kyung

Min Kyung LIM , M.P.H., Ph.D.(full-time professor)
Faculty Appointment
(title, department)
Professor, Department of Cancer Control and Population Health, NCC-GCSP
Head, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Control Research Institute, National Cancer Center, Korea
Area of Expertise
Cancer Epidemiology/Social and Behavior Science/Tobacco Use and Public Health
Work Experience
Head, National Cancer Information Center, National Cancer Control Research Institute, National Cancer Center, Korea (Jan. 2009.1-Mar. 2013)

Visiting Professor, Soonchunhyang University, Korea (Sep. 2007 – Feb. 2009)

Visiting Professor, Korea University, Korea (Sep. 2007 –Aug. 2008)

Chief, Risk Appraisal & Prevention Branch National Cancer Control Research Institute, National Cancer Center (Apr. 2007 – Jan. 2009)

Chief, Cancer Cohort Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Epidemiology, Research Institute, National Cancer Center, Korea (Apr. 2005 – Apr. 2007)

Post-doctoral fellow, International Agency of Research on Cancer, France (Lyon) (Sep. 2004 – Aug. 2005)

Scientist, Cancer Information Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Epidemiology, Research Institute, National Cancer Center, Korea (May 2001 – Mar. 2005)

Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Sahmyook University (Mar. 2002 – Dec. 2002)

Senior Researcher, Institute of Health and Environment, Seoul National University, Korea (Apr. 1997 – Mar. 2003)
Educational Background
Ph. D. Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University, Korea (2001)
M.P.H.,Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University, Korea(1995)
B.A., Health Science, Yonsei University, Korea (1993)
International Collaboration
Deputy Chief Editor of Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Board of Directors, Asian Pacific Quitline Network
Board Member, International Cancer Information Service Group, UICC
Member, WHO Collaborating Center for Cancer Registration Member, American Public Health Association
Member, Asian Pacific Organization of Cancer Prevention
Research Interests(Please place in paragraph form)
Dr. Lim, as the epidemiologist, has interest in identification of cancer risk factors and development of prevention or intervention program at the national and community level. In these aspects she has operated the community-based prospective cohort for more than 10 years and implemented field trials of behavioral risk intervention including tobacco use and cancer related infections. Main interest of her research are to 1) Identify the behavioral risk factors associated with cancer development regarding the primary prevention or intervention in the social and physical environments, 2) Design and evaluate community-based preventive interventions to reduce behavioral risk of cancer, such as tobacco and alcohol use, infection, sedentary behaviors, unhealthy diets, occupational exposure, and etc., 3) Well-grounded multidisciplinary research toward assessing the distribution and determinants of cancer with the aim of establishing reasoned preventive measures, 4) Improve methods for epidemiological investigation, to enhance validity and efficiency, and to expand the scope of activities in which epidemiologic methods can be usefully applied, 5) Develop the field framework and tools for application of research outcomes to community advocacy and education. Based on the research scope and experiences mentioned above, she has contributed to draft, review, and implement the “Second Term 10-year Plan for Cancer Control” for years 2006-2015 in Korea, which comprised whole scope of government policies and programs for comprehensive and concrete cancer control. In particular, she devoted to develop the ‘Cancer Prevention Program’ and its’ implementation such as setting up the evidence based national guidelines, developing the framework and programs for dissemination, increasing public awareness, implementing field education and training, evaluation of program effects, and etc. National Cancer Information Center (NCIC) for delivering evidence-based information on all types of cancer through a call center service at 82-1577-8899, web site (, and publications, and Nationwide Quitline (1544-9030) for behavioral counseling on tobacco cessation was also designed, developed and managed under the her expertise.
2021 SCI-E Occupational Exposure to Pesticides and Lung Cancer Risk: A Propensity Score Analyses: CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT. Online:Published (4.679)

2021 SCI-E Relationship Between Urinary 4-(Methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-Pyridyl)-1-Butanol and Lung Cancer Risk in the General Population: A Community-Based Prospective Cohort Study: FRONTIERS IN ONCOLOGY. 11:611674~ (6.244)

2021 SCI-E Serum concentrations of persistent organic pollutants and colorectal cancer risk: A case-cohort study within Korean National Cancer Center Community (KNCCC) cohort: CHEMOSPHERE. 271:129596~ (7.086)

2021 기타 Associations of physical activity at work and household income with obesity: A cross-sectional study among rural adults in Korea: Epidemiology and health. 43:e2021003-0~e2021003-0 (0)

2020 SCI-E Metabolic Syndrome and Colorectal Cancer Risk: Results of Propensity Score-Based Analyses in a Community-Based Cohort Study: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. 17(22):8687~ (2.849)

2020 SCI-E Characteristics of Non-Smokers’ Exposure Using Indirect Smoking Indicators and Time Activity Patterns: SUSTAINABILITY. 12(21):9099~ (2.576)

2020 SCI-E Effect of Additional Motivational Interviewing on Smoking Abstinence for 1-Year among Korean Adolescents: Results from A Comparative Retrospective Study in Quitline: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. 17(21):8025~ (2.849)

2020 SCI-E Environmental exposure to cadmium and risk of thyroid cancer from National Industrial Complex areas: a population-based cohort study: CHEMOSPHERE. Online:Published (5.778)

2020 SCI-E Factors associated with psychological stress and distress among Korean adults : The results from Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. 10(1):15134~ (3.998)

2020 SCI-E Impact of environmental exposure to persistent organic pollutants on lung cancer risk: ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL. 143:105925~ (7.577)

2020 기타 성인 흡연자의 '국가금연지원서비스' 이용 경험이 금연의도에 미치는 영향: 대한금연학회지. 11(1):24~31 (0)

2020 SCI-E Comparison of smoking cessation Rates of Quitline users in Korea between smokers of ultra-low nicotine yield cigarettes and other types of cigarette: a prospective study: ADDICTION. Online:Published (6.343)

2019 SCI-E Association Between Socioeconomic Status and Early Initiation of Smoking, Alcohol Drinking, and Sexual Behavior Among Korean Adolescents: Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health. 31(5):443~453 (1.743)

2019 SCI-E Influence of new tobacco control policies and campaigns on Quitline call volume in Korea: TOBACCO INDUCED DISEASES. 17:21~21 (1.889)

2019 SCI-E How Much Is Too Much? Estimating Effective Price-Hikes to Affect Smoking Behavior in Vietnam: NICOTINE & TBOACCO RESEARCH. Online:Published (3.786)

2019 SCI-E User characteristics of national smoking cessation services in Korea: who chooses each type of tobacco cessation program?: BMC HEALTH SERVICE RESEARCH. 19(1):14~14 (1.932)

2018 SCI-E Increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome in adult cancer survivors: Asian first report in community setting: Cancer epidemiology. 58:130~136 (2.888)

2018 SCI-E Association between Body Mass Index and Gastric Cancer Risk According to Effect Modification by Helicobacter pylori Infection: CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT. Online:Published (3.23)

2018 SCI Influences of Tobacco-Related Knowledge on Awareness and Behavior towards Smoking: JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE. 33(47):e302~e302 (1.588)

2018 기타 경상남도 일부지역 농촌 중년여성의 대사증후군의 유병률 및 위험요인의 추이분석: Asia-pacific Journal of Multimedia Services Convergent with Art, Humanities, and Sociology. 8(6):641~655 (0)

2018 SCI-E Towards smoke-free cars in the Republic of Korea: Evidence from environmental and biochemical monitoring of thirdhand smoke exposure in taxis: Tobacco Induced Diseases. 2018(16):11~11 (1.539)

2018 기타 Smoking cessation services to which physicians can refer patients: Journal of the Korean Medical Association. 61(3):163~172 (0)

2018 기타 Current status of tobacco control policies in Korea compared with international treaty and its implementation: Journal of the Korean Medical Association. 61(3):148~156 (0)

2017 SCI-E HPV Genotype-Specific Persistence and Potential Risk Factors Among Korean Women: Results from a 2-Year Follow-up Study: Cancer Research and treatment. 50(3):813~822 (3.772)

2017 SCI-E Awareness of and attitudes toward human papillomavirus vaccination among adult men and women in Korea: 9-year changes in nationwide surveys: Cancer Research and Treatment. 50(2):436~444 (3.772)

2017 SCI-E Application of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay targeting cox1 gene for the detection of Clonorchis sinensis in human fecal samples: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 11(10):e0005995~e0005995 (3.834)

2017 SCI-E Performance of urine cotinine and hypomethylation of AHRR and F2RL3 as biomarkers for smoking exposure in a population-based cohort: PLoS One. 12(4):e0176783~e0176783 (2.806)

2017 기타 청소년 폭음과 흡연, 신체활동 부족, 부적절한 체중조절, 성 행태와의 관련성: 2015 청소년건강행태온라인조사를 중심으로: 보건교육건강증진학회지. 34:1~12 ()

2016 SCI Public Opinions on Disclosure of Tobacco components: Results of a Nationwide Cross-sectional Survey in Korea: Medicine. 95(27):e3852~e3852 (2.133)

2016 기타 Quitline Activity in the Republic of Korea: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 17:1~5 (2.514)

2015 SCI-E Scientific Evidence Supporting Policy Change: a Study on Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Non-smoking Areas of PC Rooms in Korea: Cancer Research and Treatment. 48(2):834~837 (4.245)

2015 SCI-E Consequences of Incomplete Smoke-free Legislation in the Republic of Korea: Results from Environmental and Biochemical Monitoring: community based study.: Cancer research and treatment. 48(1):376~383 (4.245)

2015 SCI Cohort Profile: Community-based prospective cohort from the National Cancer Center, Korea: International Journal of Epidemiology. Online:Published (9.176)

2015 SCI Factors Related to Relapse after 6 Months of Smoking Cessation among Men in the Republic of Korea: a cross-sectional study: Medicine. 94(29):e1180~e1180 (5.723)

2015 SCI Urban-rural differences in the prevalence of allergen sensitization and self-reported rhinitis in the elderly population.: Annals of Allergy Asthma & Immunology Research. 114(6):455~461 (2.599)

2014 SCI Tolerance for and potential indicators of second-hand smoke exposure among nonsmokers: A comparison of self-reported and cotinine verified second-hand smoke exposure based on nationally representative data: Preventive Medicine. 67:280~287 (2.932)

2014 SCI Control of clonorchiasis in Korea: effectiveness of health education for community leaders and individuals in an endemic area: Tropical medicine & international health. 19(9):1096~1104 (2.302)

2014 SCI Tobacco control challenges in East Asia: proposals for change in the world's largest epidemic region: Tobacco Control. 23(4):359~368 (5.15)

2014 SCI Staphylococcal enterotoxin sensitization in a community-based population: a potential role in adult-onset asthma: Clinical & Experimental Allergy. 44(4):553~562 (4.324)

2014 기타 E-Smart Health Information Adoption Processes: Central versus Peripheral Route: Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems. 24(1):67~93 (0)

2013 SCI-E The Level of Tobacco-specific Metabolite among Non-smoking Lung Cancer at Diagnosis : A Finding from Case-Control Study: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 14(11):1~3 (1.271)

2013 SCI-E An Examination of National Smoking Cessation Clinic Program in the Republic of Korea:Socioeconomic Status and Age Matter: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 14(11):6919~6924 (1.271)

2013 SCI-E Policy effects of secondhand smoke exposure in public places in the Republic of Korea: Evidence from PM2.5 levels and air nicotine concentrations: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 14(12):7725~7730 (1.271)

2013 기타 Necessity for a National Carcinogen List in Korea, Based on International Harmonization: Environmental Health and Toxicology. 28:2013008~2013008 (0)

2013 SCI-E Independent and supra-additive effects of alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking, and metabolic syndrome on the elevation of serum liver enzyme levels: PLOS ONE. 8(5):e63439~e63439 (3.73)

2013 SCI Cost and effectiveness of the nationwide government-supported Smoking Cessation Clinics in the Republic of Korea: Tobacco Control. 22(e1):e73~e77 (4.111)

2013 SCI-E New APJCP Impact Factor for 2012 is 1.271 - Time to Make a Major Effort to Break Through the 2.0 Barrier: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 14(6):3377~3378 (1.271)

2012 SCI-E Multiplicative synergistic risk of hepatocellular carcinoma development among hepatitis B and C co-infected subjects in HBV endemic area: a community-based cohort study: BMC Cancer. 12:452~452 (3.011)

2012 SCI-E Relationship Between BMI, Body Image, and Smoking in Korean Women as Determined by Urine Cotinine: Results of a Nationwide Survey: Asian Pacifc Journal of Cancer Prevention. 13(3):1003~1010 (0.659)

2012 기타 The association of socioeconomic and psychosocial factors with obesity in a rural community: 대한비만학회지. 21:18~28 (0)

2012 SCI-E Role of quit supporters and other factors associated with smoking abstinence in adolecent smokers: a prospective study on Quitline users in the Republic of Korea: Addictive Behaviors. 37(3):342~345 (2.085)

2011 SCI-E User Satisfaction as a Tool for Assessment and Improvement of Quitline in the Republic of Korea: Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 14(7):816~823 (2.579)

2011 SCI-E Website Quality, Expectation, Confirmation, and End User Satisfaction: The ‘Knowledge-Intensive Website’ of National Cancer Center, South Korea: Journal of medical internet research. 13(4):e81~e81 (4.663)

2011 SCI-E Correlation between Discharged Worms and Fecal Egg Counts in Human Clonorchiasis: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 5(10):e1339~e1339 (4.752)

2011 SCI An Observational Study of the Korean Proactive Quitline service for Smoking Cessation and Relapse Prevention: Public Health Reports. 126(4):583~590 (1.083)

2011 SCI Population attributable fraction of infection-related cancers in Korea: Annals of Oncology. 22(6):1435~1442 (6.452)

2011 SCI Clonorchis sinensis infection is positively associated with atopy in endemic area: Clinical and experimental allergy. 41(5):697~705 (4.195)

2011 SCI Coinfection of hepatitis B and C viruses and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma: Systematic review and meta-analysis: International Journal of Cancer. 128(1):176~184 (4.926)

2010 SCI Combined effect of socioeconomic status, viral hepatitis, and lifestyles on hepatocellular carcinoma risk in Korea: British Journal of Cancer. 103(5):741~746 (4.346)

2010 SCI Descriptive epidemiology of cholangiocarcinoma and clonorchiasis in Korea: Journal of Korean Medical Science. 25(7):1011~1016 (0.838)

2010 SCI-E The role of social support and social networks in smoking behavior among middle and older aged people in rural areas of South Korea: A cross-sectional study: BMC Public Health. 10:78~78 (2.223)

2010 SCI Awareness of and attitude towards human papillomavirus infection and vaccination for cervical cancer prevention among adult males and females in Korea: A nationwide interview survey: Vaccine. 28:1854~1860 (3.616)

2009 SCI-E Central venous infusion port inserted via high versus low jugular venous approaches: Retrospective comparison of outcome and complications: European Journal of Radiology. 72(3):494~498 (2.339)

2009 SCI Detection of Clonorchis sinensis in stool samples using real-time PCR: Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology. 103(6):513~8 (1.652)

2009 SCI-E Sexual Activity and Hepatitis B and C Virus Infection Among Young Adults After Introduction of a Vaccination Program in an Area of High Endemicity: Journal of Epidemiology(상위 20#저널 아님). 19:213~218 (1.642)

2009 기타 predictors of intention to undergo mammography among underutilizers: 보건교육건강증진학회지. 26(2):75~86 (0)

2009 SCI Factors associated with awareness of infection status among chronic hepatitis B and C carriers in Korea: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. 18:1894~1898 (4.77)

2008 SCI-E Dietary preference, physical activity, and cancer risk in men: national health insurance corporation study: BMC Cancer. 8: (2.709)

2008 기타 Cost of Colorectal Cancer Care in Korea: A Prospective: Group Study with a 2-year Follow-up: Journal of the Korean Society of Coloproctology. 24:357~366 ()

2007 SCI Prediagnosis smoking, obesity, insulin resistance, and second primary cancer risk in male cancer survivors: National Health Insurance Corporation Study: Journal of Clinical Oncology. 25:4835~4843 (13.598)

2007 기타 The Influencing Factors on Menopausal Symptom of Middle-aged Women in Rural Area: 한국자료분석학회. 9:1677~1692 ()

2007 SCI-E Collection of Clonorchis sinensis adult worms from infected humans after praziquantel treatment: Korean Journal of Parasitology. 45:149~152 ()

2007 SCI Job loss and reemployment after a cancer diagnosis in Koreans - a prospective cohort study: Psycho-Oncology. 16:205~213 (2.772)

2006 SCI Impact of prediagnosis smoking, alcohol, obesity, and insulin resistance on survival in male cancer patients: National Health Insurance Corporation Study: Journal of Clinical Oncology. 24:5017~5024 (13.598)

2006 SCI Job loss and reemployment after a cancer diagnosis in Koreans - a prospective cohort study: Psycho-oncology. 16:205~213 (2.772)

2006 SCI Clonorchis sinensis infection and increasing risk of cholangiocarcinoma in the republic of Korea: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene(상위 20#저널임). 75:93~96 (2.482)

2006 SCI Predictors associated with the place of death in a country with increasing hospital deaths: Palliative Medicine. 20:455~461 (1.861)

2006 SCI Postbiopsy arterioportal fistula in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: clinical significance in transarterial chemoembolization: American Journal of Roentgenology. 186:556~561 (2.209)

2005 SCI Relative and Absolute Risks of Cigarette Smoking on Major Histologic Types of Lung Cancer in Korean Men: Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 14:2125~2130 (4.5)

2005 SCI Relative and Absolute Risks of Cigarette Smoking on Major Histologic Types of Lung Cancer in Korean Men: Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 14:2125~2530 (4.5)

2004 SCI Body composition changes with age have gender-specific impacts on bone mineral density: Bone. 35:792~798 (3.572)

2003 기타 국내 웹사이트 제공 암관련 ‘질문과 답변 정보’ 내용에 대한 분석 연구: 대한의료정보학회지. 9:445~455 ()

2003 SCI Impact of Agent Orange Exposure among Korean Vietnam Veterans: Ind Health. 41:149~157 (0.741)

2003 기타 국내 암관련 임상정보활용 현황분석 및 암임상정보시스템 구축관련 요구도 조사: 대한의료정보학회지. 9:143~152 ()

2003 기타 국내 의과대학 교수의 암정보 활용 현황과 요구도: 예방의학회지. 36:39~46 ()

2002 기타 한국과 중국의 사망양상 비교연구: 대한보건협회학술지. 28:272~281 ()

2001 기타 인터넷상의 건강증진정보 분석: 대한의료정보학회지. 7:11~20 ()

2001 기타 베트남 참전 제대 군인의 범주화된 에이전트 오렌지 개인 폭로량과 혈청 다이옥신 측정치와의 상관성에 관한 연구: 예방의학회지. 34:80~88 ()

2000 SCI Validity and Cost-Effectiveness of Diagnostic Procedures in CS2 Poisoning: Industrial Health. 38:385~395 (0.741)

2000 기타 중국 인구정책 변화에 따른 인구동향 변화에 관한 고찰: 대한보건협회학술지. 26:162~169 ()

1998 기타 중국 여성근로자의 산업보건 실태에 관한 고찰: 한국산업위생학회지. 8:155~161 ()

1998 기타 교통사고 입원환자의 역학적 특성 및 과잉입원기간에 영향을 미치는 요인에 관한 연구: 한국역학회지. 20:279~282 ()

1998 기타 근로자 일반 검진과 개인별 종합검진의 일치도: 대한보건협회학술지. 24:97~109 ()

1997 기타 예방접종의 윤리적 문제점과 보건학적 측면에서의 해결방안에 대한 고찰: 국민보건연구소 연구논총. 7:00~00 ()

1996 기타 일부 농촌 성인의 고혈압 유병율과 역학적 특성: 한국역학회지. 18:55~63 ()

1992 기타 Salmonella typhi Ty21a 균주의 Galactose 농도에 따른 용균현상과 Lipopolysaccharide의 O-side Chain 길이의 변화: 대한미생물학회지. 27:419~426 ()