Senior Research Scientist
CSDE Research Areas:
Demographic Measurements and Methods
Environments and Populations
Health of People and Populations
Wellbeing of Families and Households
Hyoshin Kim is a quantitative, multidisciplinary health researcher with over 20 years of experience developing and conducting research projects in the field of public health for bio-behavioral, clinical, and population-policy applications. Trained as an economist with an emphasis on quantitative data modeling and statistical analysis, she has conducted research on health and social behaviors, and on policy analysis. Her past work includes: examining policy/program effects on individuals’ health behavior; developing healthcare quality indicators and measures based on healthcare data; investigating the relationship between drug use and entrance/exit of the federal welfare program among low income women; examining the role of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic factors on healthcare utilization for chronic diseases; examining the race gap in children’s test scores due to testing conditions at home and to interviewers' characteristics in national survey data; estimating intervention effects of social-psychological programs; and investigating e-cigarette use behaviors and their related measurement issues. Her work involves multivariate analytical techniques and econometric modeling of large national data sets such as the NLSY, Add Health, and MEPS. For the past decade, she has been a key member of the Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS NIH/FDA grant) leading studies as Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator and Lead Statistician on tobacco use behavior to inform tobacco regulatory science. As Co-Director of TCORS Data Management and Statistics Core for the University of Maryland/Battelle, she led Statistics Core coordinating and providing expertise on research design, measurement, database, and statistical analysis. Currently, she is assessing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiatives using Medicare claims data to estimate program effects on outcomes such as healthcare costs and readmission rates. She is also examining how built and social environments influence childhood obesity and racial/ethnic disparities using the Healthy Communities Study’s expanded database of diverse measures. She holds a PhD in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University.