Hyun Kim ScD » Faculty – Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Research Interests:Occupational epidemiology, Injury epidemiology, Disaster epidemiology, Epidemiologic methods, Mixed approach of qualitative and quantitative methods, Bias analysis, Occupational health surveillance, Workers’ Compensation, Long-term consequences of acute health problems, Socioeconomic status, Immigrant and migrant workers’ health, and occupational health policy.

Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

Address 420 Delaware St SE MMC 807, Room 1116 Mayo Minneapolis MN 55455 Work Phone: 612-626-0435
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  • Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) in Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts Lowell (2005-2008)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts Lowell (2002-2004)
  • Bachelors of Science (B.Sc.) in Physics, Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea (1995-2000)

Academic Appointments:

  • 2015-present  Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, MN, USA
  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology, and Prevention, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, NY, USA
  • 2010-2015 Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, NY, USA
  • 2010-present Adjunct Assistant Professor, Departments of Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, USA
  • 2008-2010 Instructor, Departments of Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, USA

Professional Appointments:

  • 2010-present Member, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, NY, USA
  • 2010-present Member, The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY, USA
  • 2008-2010 Member, Disease Prevention and Public Health Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, USA
  • 2008-2010 Co-director of Disease Surveillance, World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, Data and Coordination Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, USA
  • 2005-2008 Research Assistant, Project SHARRP, Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA, USA
  • 2004-2005 Epidemiologist, Washington Department of Labor and Industries, WA, USA
  • 2002-2004 Research analyst, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, MA, US
  • 2002 Internship, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, MA, USA
  • 1997-2001 Research Coordinator, School of Public Health, Seoul National University


  • 2016 – Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Pi Chapter
  • 2013 – Plenary Seession Speaker, The 23nd International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health, Netherlands
  • 2008 – Scholarship Award (top among doctoral students), Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • 2006 – Poster Prize Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • 2006 – Student Travel Award (top 10 best abstracts), Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • 2004 – Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Korean Graduate Student Association, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • 2003 – Harvard-NIOSH Education and Research Center Award, Harvard University

Editorial/Review Boards:

  • Contributing Editor: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
  • Reviewer: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Occupational Environmental Medicine, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Lung Cancer, American Journal of Epidemiology

Selected Publications:

  • Dropkin J, Moline J, Power P, Kim H. On the road: A qualitative study of health problems, exposures, organizational factors, and prevention among Emergency Medical Service workers. WORK in press.
  • Dropkin J, Kim H, Punnett L, Warren T, Wegman D, Buchholz B. Effect of an office ergonomic intervention among workers with neck and upper extremity pain. Occ Env Med, 2014. Online published
  • Liu B, Tarigan LH, Bromet EJ, Kim H. World Trade Center Disaster Exposure-Related Probable Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Responders and Civilians: A Meta-Analysis. PLoS ONE 2014; 9(7): e101491
  • Kim SS, Muntaner C, Kim H, Jeon C, Parry JM. Gain of employment and depressive symptoms among previously unemployed workers: A longitudinal cohort study in South Korea. Am J Ind Med. 2013;56(10):1245-50
  • Kim H, Jayaraman S, Landsbergis P, Markowitz s, Kim S, Dropkin J. Perceived discrimination from management and musculoskeletal symptoms among New York City restaurant workers, Int J Occup Environ Health, 2013;19(3):196-206
  • Kim H, Moline J, Dropkin J. Aging, sex, and cost of medical treatment. J Occup Environ Med. 2013;55(5):572-8
  • Kim H, Dropkin J, Spaeth K, Smith F, Moline J. Patient handling and musculoskeletal disorders among hospital workers: Analysis of 7 years of institutional Workers’ Compensation claims data. Am J Ind Med 2012; 55(8):683-690
  • Kim H, Herbert R, Landrigan P, Markowitz SB, Moline JM, Savitz DA, Todd AC, Udasin IG, Wisnivesky JP. Increased rates of asthma among World Trade Center disaster responders. Am J Ind Med 2012; 55(1):44-53
  • Woskie S, Kim H, Freund A, Stevenson L, Teitelbaum S, de la Hoz R, Baron S, Hernandez MS, Herbert R, Park BY, Wisnivesky JP, Landrigan P. World Trade Center disaster: Assessment of responder occupations, work locations and job tasks. Am J Ind Med 2011; 54(9):681-695
  • Wisnivesky JP, Teitelbaum S, Todd A, Boffetta P, Crane M, Crowley L, Dellenbaugh C, Enright P, Harrison D, Herbert R, Kim H, Jeon Y, Kaplan J, Levin S, Luft B, Markowitz S, Moline J, Piertrzak R, Shapiro M, Skloot G, Southwick S, Stevenson L, Udasin I, Wallenstein S, Landrigan P. Long persistence of multiple illnesses in September 11 responders. Lancet 2011; 378: 888–97
  • Kim H, Kriebel D, Quinn MM, Davis L. The Snowman: A model of injuries and near-misses for the prevention of sharps injuries. Am J Ind Med 2010; 53(11):1119-1127
  • Kim H, Herbert R, Moline J, Markowitz S, Udasin I, Crowley L, Enright P. The prevalence of asthma among 20193 world trade center responders. Chest 2009; 136(4)
  • Quinn MM, Markkanen PK, Galligan CJ, Kriebel D, Chalupka SM, Kim H, Gore RJ, Sama SR, Laramie AK, Davis L: Sharps injuries and other blood and body fluid exposures among home health care nurses and aides. Am J Public Health 2009; 99 Suppl 3:S710-717.
  • Markkanen P. Chalupka SM. Galigan C. Sama SR. Kim H. Bello A. Kriebel D. Quinn M. Studying home health care nurses and aides: research design and challenge. Journal of Research in Nursing 2008; 13(6):480-495
  • Tak S. Kim H. Kim R. Application of a Wire code in Domestic Residential  EMF Studies, Kor J Env Hlth Soc 2000; 26:55-60
  • Kim H, Kriebel D. Regression models for public health surveillance data – A simulation study. Occ Env Med 2009; 66:733-739