Honghyok Kim

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Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University

Curriculum Vitae          


Ph.D. Environmental Health, Department of Public Health Science, Korea University, 2019

MPH Environmental Health, Department of Public Health Science, Korea University

BPH Environmental Health, Department of Environmental Health, Korea University, 2013


I am an epidemiologist, investigating why health effects of environmental exposures manifest differently across populations, cities, and countries using socio-ecological perspectives and epidemiological methods. 


My research spans substantive studies as well as theoretical and simulation studies. For example:

  • Health effects of air pollution, temperature, and greenness and modifiable factors

  • Mortality displacement

  • Epidemiological methods for observing health effects

  • Human mobility and air pollution exposure measurement errors

  • Social and environmental contexts of COVID-19 impact


Selected Awards

  1. Outstanding Student Poster, 27th Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, 2015
  2. Brain Korea 21 PLUS Scholarships in Korea University, National Research Foundation of Korea, Mar. 2014 – Aug. 2019
  3. Korea University Graduate School Achievement Award, 2016

Selected Publications

  1. Kim, H., Kim, H., & Lee, J. T. (2019). Spatial variation in lag structure in the short-term effects of air pollution on mortality in seven major South Korean cities, 2006–2013. Environment international, 125, 595-605.
  2. Kim, H., & Lee, J. T. (2019). On inferences about lag effects using lag models in air pollution time-series studies. Environmental research, 171, 134-144.
  3. Kim, H., Kim, H., Byun, G., Choi, Y., Song, H., & Lee, J. T. (2019). Difference in temporal variation of temperature-related mortality risk in seven major South Korean cities spanning 1998–2013. Science of The Total Environment, 656, 986-996.
  4. Kim, H., Bell, M. L., & Lee, J. T. (2017). Does a lag-structure of temperature confound air pollution-lag-response relation? Simulation and application in 7 major cities, Korea (1998–2013). Environmental research, 159, 531-538.

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