Min Hee Kim, PhD

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Institute for Health Policy Studies
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of Michigan, Ann ArborPh.D.08/2019Social Work and Sociology
    University of Michigan, Ann ArborM.A.08/2019Sociology
    Seoul National University, Seoul, KoreaM.A.02/2009Social Welfare
    Chung-Ang University, Seoul, KoreaB.A.08/2006Social Welfare

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    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 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.

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    Racial Disparities in Delayed Dementia Diagnosis: Structural Determinants and Validation of Timeliness Measures
    National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging 1K99AG078405-01Sep 1, 2022 - Aug 31, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Description: Innovative use of survey-Medicare Claims linked data holds promise to advance our understanding of disparities in timely ADRD diagnosis and their contributing factors. The goal of this K99 project is to validate the measure of timeliness of ADRD diagnosis with respect to survival, which will support my R00 phase studies examining racial disparities in timely ADRD diagnosis and associated placed-based factors stemming from structural racism.

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    1. Associations of Everyday and Lifetime Experiences of Discrimination With Willingness to Undergo Alzheimer Disease Predictive Testing. Neurology. 2024 Feb 27; 102(4):e208005. Hill-Jarrett TG, Choi M, Buto PT, Miramontes S, Thomas MD, Yang Y, Kim MH, Sims KD, Glymour MM. PMID: 38266219.
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    2. Neighborhood disadvantage and the risk of dementia and mortality among refugees to Denmark: A quasi-experimental study. SSM Popul Health. 2023 Mar; 21:101312. Kim MH, Foverskov E, Frøslev T, White JS, Glymour MM, Hainmueller J, Pedersen L, Sørensen HT, Hamad R. PMID: 36589275; PMCID: PMC9795514.
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    3. The association of residential racial segregation with health among U.S. children: A nationwide longitudinal study. SSM Popul Health. 2022 Sep; 19:101250. Wang G, Schwartz GL, Kershaw KN, McGowan C, Kim MH, Hamad R. PMID: 36238814; PMCID: PMC9550534.
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    4. The long shadow of residential racial segregation: Associations between childhood residential segregation trajectories and young adult health among Black US Americans. Health Place. 2022 09; 77:102904. Schwartz GL, Wang G, Kershaw KN, McGowan C, Kim MH, Hamad R. PMID: 36063651; PMCID: PMC10166594.
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    5. School racial segregation and long-term cardiovascular health among Black adults in the US: A quasi-experimental study. PLoS Med. 2022 06; 19(6):e1004031. Kim MH, Schwartz GL, White JS, Glymour MM, Reardon SF, Kershaw KN, Gomez SL, Collin DF, Inamdar PP, Wang G, Hamad R. PMID: 35727819; PMCID: PMC9258802.
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    6. Neighbourhood socioeconomic disadvantage and psychiatric disorders among refugees: a population-based, quasi-experimental study in Denmark. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2023 May; 58(5):711-721. Foverskov E, White JS, Norredam M, Frøslev T, Kim MH, Glymour MM, Pedersen L, Sørensen HT, Hamad R. PMID: 35597890; PMCID: PMC9676407.
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    7. School Racial Segregation and the Health of Black Children. Pediatrics. 2022 05 01; 149(5). Wang G, Schwartz GL, Kim MH, White JS, Glymour MM, Reardon S, Kershaw KN, Gomez SL, Inamdar PP, Hamad R. PMID: 35434734; PMCID: PMC9173588.
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    8. Hospitalization Trajectories in Home- and Community-Based Services Recipients: The Influence of Physician and Social Care Density. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2021 09 13; 76(8):1679-1690. Kim MH, Xiang X. PMID: 33170274; PMCID: PMC8436674.
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    9. Urban Neighborhood Characteristics and the Spatial Distribution of Home and Community-Based Service Organizations in Michigan Metropolitan Statistical Areas. Res Aging. 2022 02; 44(2):156-163. Kim MH, Clarke PJ, Dunkle RE. PMID: 33853449.
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    10. Trajectories of Homebound Status in Medicare Beneficiaries Aged 65 and Older. Gerontologist. 2020 01 24; 60(1):101-111. Xiang X, Chen J, Kim M. PMID: 30864658; PMCID: PMC7182006.
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    11. Closure of 'third places'? Exploring potential consequences for collective health and wellbeing. Health Place. 2019 11; 60:102225. Finlay J, Esposito M, Kim MH, Gomez-Lopez I, Clarke P. PMID: 31622919; PMCID: PMC6934089.
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    12. Depressive Symptoms among Former Spousal Caregivers: Comparing Stressors, Resources, and Circumstances of Caregiving Cessation among Older Husbands and Wives. J Gerontol Soc Work. 2019 Aug-Sep; 62(6):682-700. Perone AK, Dunkle RE, Feld S, Shen HW, Kim MH, Pace GT. PMID: 31352869.
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    13. Caregiver stressors and depressive symptoms among older husbands and wives in the United States. J Women Aging. 2017 Nov-Dec; 29(6):494-504. Kim MH, Dunkle RE, Lehning AJ, Shen HW, Feld S, Perone AK. PMID: 27673406.
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    14. Urban social and built environments and trajectories of decline in social engagement in vulnerable elders: findings from Detroit's Medicaid home and community-based waiver population. Res Aging. 2015 May; 37(4):413-35. Kim M, Clarke P. PMID: 25651577.
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    15. Does becoming an ADL spousal caregiver increase the caregiver's depressive symptoms? Res Aging. 2014 Nov; 36(6):655-82. Dunkle RE, Feld S, Lehning AJ, Kim H, Shen HW, Kim MH. PMID: 25651543.
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    16. Facilitators of home and community-based service use by urban African American elders. J Aging Health. 2013 Apr; 25(3):439-58. Lehning AJ, Kim MH, Dunkle RE. PMID: 23378526.
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