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Min Hee Kim, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar
School of Medicine
490 Illinois Street
San Francisco, CA 94158
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Education and Training

Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea, B.A. - 08/2006 Social Welfare

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, M.A. - 02/2009 Social Welfare

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, M.A. - 08/2019 Sociology

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ph.D. - 08/2019 Social Work and Sociology

Overview
I am a population health scholar and postdoctoral fellow at the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. My overarching research seeks to bridge studies of social/environmental determinants of health and health service research to advance theoretical understanding of how health inequities are generated at the population level and inform policy and community-level interventions.

My current research is organized around three lines of inquiry: 1) Examining the role of education policies for racial/ethnic integration and choice on health inequities among the US children and adults, 2) Understanding whether and how neighborhood disadvantage generates health inequities in a diverse population, including refugee population in Denmark, 3) Validating the measure of timely diagnosis of dementia diagnosis and quantifying structural determinants (i.e., racial segregation and geographic distribution of health care resources) associated with racial disparities in delayed dementia diagnosis.

I work closely with Dr. Rita Hamad in the Social Policies for Health Equity Research Program (SPHERE). For the latter work, I work closely with mentors and colleagues in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the Department of Neurology, and the Division of Geriatrics.