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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 (Tenure-track) at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy (Dept. of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy). By leveraging large-scale datasets and decision modeling for economic evaluation, I aim to uncover meaningful insights into the social determinants of health and the cost-effectiveness of interventions.
"Sustainable & Inclusive Health Improvement"
My research interests are HPV-associated cancers and prevention; LGBTQIA+ health; health inequity; and multi-level social determinants of health. I am especially interested in using inequality index measures and distributional cost-effectiveness analysis for addressing health inequities.


My background before coming to the Public Health field is in Economics (Master's) and Business Administration (Bachelor). I also was involved in Medical Law & Ethics research during and after my undergrad. I have a solid background in Economic theories I obtained over my Business and Economics majors, and I could build more applied Health Economics skills upon that during my PhD training. 


I am an avid weight trainer, and I love training in martial arts (Taekwondo, Muay Thai), planting, and K-pop. I am a Seoul (Korea) native. I use They/She pronouns. 

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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)


Photo from SMDM 2022 Annual Meeting Symposium, as a speaker, Oct 2022 

"Increasing the visibility of LGBTQIA+ health data as well as LGBTQIA+ researchers in Health Economics." 

Photo from PRIDEnet Researcher Basecamp, filming testinomial, Mar 2023

"My passion for HPV-associated cancer prevention in the LGBTQIA+ community"
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