Garam Byun

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Postdoctoral Associate


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Ph.D. - Department of Public Health Science, Korea University, 2021
B.H.S. - Department of Environmental Health, Korea University, 2014

Dr. Garam Byun is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University. She received her PhD with a major in environmental health. She investigates the health effects of air pollution and other environmental risk factors, such as temperature and greenness, with a particular focus on environmental justice and health inequality. Her research interests also include epidemiological methodologies and environmental policy evaluations. She has experienced numerous government research projects and values the importance of epidemiological research in the policy cycle. Her ultimate research goal is to make a real-world impact by supporting more effective environmental health policies.

Selected Awards

  1. Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award, Korean-American Educational Commission, 2023
  2. Best Paper Award, Korea University, 2021
  3. Outstanding abstract by a student, 31st Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, 2019

Selected Publications

  1. Byun, G., Choi, Y., Kim, S., & Lee, J. T. (2022). Long-term exposure to ambient ozone and mortality in a population-based cohort of South Korea: Considering for an alternative exposure time metric. Environmental Pollution, 314, 120300.
  2. Byun, G., Kim, H., Kim, S. Y., Kim, S. S., Oh, H., & Lee, J. T. (2022) Validity evaluation of indirect adjustment method for multiple unmeasured confounders: a simulation and empirical study. Environmental Research, 204, 111992
  3. Byun, G., Choi, Y., Gil J., Cha, J., Lee, M., & Lee, J. T. (2021) Health and Economic Burden attributable to Particulate Matter in South Korea: considering spatial variation in relative risk. Journal of Environmental Health Sciences, 47(5), 486-495.
  4. Byun, G., Kim, S., Kim, S. Y., Park, D., Shin, M. J., Oh, H., & Lee, J. T. (2020). Blood Lead Concentrations and Mortality in Korean Adults: the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey with Mortality Follow-Up. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(18), 6898.
  5. Byun, G., Kim, H., Choi, Y., & Lee, J. T. (2019). The difference in effect of ambient particles on mortality between days with and without yellow dust events: Using a larger dataset in Seoul, Korea from 1998 to 2015. Science of The Total Environment, 691, 819-826.