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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 (Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing). 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 a cardinal & squirrel enthusiast. I love training in martial arts (Taekwondo, Muay Thai), backyard birding, and K-pop. 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)


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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