Honghyok Kim, Ph.D. MPH

Main interest

I am an epidemiologist and a postdoctoral associate, currently working at Dr. Michelle Bell’s research group at Yale University. I am investigating why health effects of environmental exposures are manifest differently across populations, cities, and countries using socio-ecological perspectives, system thinking, and methods in data science. My research spans substantive studies as well as theoretical and simulation studies in order to understand health disparities, measure-dependency, and relationships between methods and to seek for appropriate data science methods and meaning of outputs.

Current Projects

  • Health effects of environmental exposures (e.g., air pollution, temperature, greenness, etc.)
  • Environmental justice in health effects and epidemiological methods
  • Social and environmental contexts of infectious diseases (e.g., COVID-19, tuberculosis)
  • Methodological issues in linking environmental exposures and infectious diseases
  • Exposure measurement errors and effect measures