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I am a Health Economist who focuses on addressing limited resources and health inequity altogether. I am currently an Assistant Professor at Emory University (jointly appointed in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing & the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Rollins School of Public Health), and a Faculty Consultant for HEOR at the Winship Center for Cancer Health Equity Research of Winship Cancer Institute. By leveraging large-scale datasets and decision modeling for economic evaluation, I aim to uncover meaningful insights into the equity and efficiency of healthcare interventions.
"Sustainable & Inclusive Health Improvement"
My research focuses on HPV-associated cancer prevention and control, with a particular emphasis on multi-level social determinants of health, LGBTQIA+ health, and underrepresented populations in cancer research. I am especially interested in using AI-driven decision support tools for cancer prevention and control as well as employing distributional cost-effectiveness analysis to address health inequities.


My background before coming to the Public Health field is in Economics (Master's) and Business Administration (Bachelor's). I was also involved in Medical Law & Ethics research during and after my undergrad. Before joining Emory University, I served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and at UTHealth School of Public Health.


I am an avid weight trainer and a cardinal & squirrel enthusiast. I love training in martial arts (Taekwondo, Muay Thai), and backyard birding. I am a Seoul (Korea) native. I use They/She pronouns. 



2024 - Present

Emory University

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) &

Rollins School of Public Health

Assistant Professor (Joint Appointment)

Dept of Health Policy and Management


University of Florida

College of Pharmacy

Assistant Professor (Tenure-track)

Dept of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy

2021 - 2023

University of Texas Health Science Center

School of Public Health

Assistant Professor (Tenure-track)

Dept of Management, Policy and Community Health

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2018 - 2020

University of Texas Health Science Center

PhD in Health Economics

2016 - 2018

University of Florida

PhD student in Health Services, Management and Policy - Transferred due to advisor's transfer to UTHealth

2013 - 2016

University of Utah

MS in Economics

2000 - 2006

Korea University (Seoul, Korea)

Bachelor in Business Administration

(with Pre-Law curriculum)


Career Development Committee

Co-Chair of Q+ Affinity Group

Development Committee 

Professional Development Committee

Communication Committee

Co-Chair of LGBTQ+ Interest Group

Social Deprivation Interest Group

PharmCPC Interest Group

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