Young Shin Kim, MD, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Psychiatry
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    Young Shin Kim, MD, MS, MPH, PhD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who focuses on the distribution of childhood onset neuropsychiatric disorders and disruptive behavioral problems, including autism and bullying. Her research examines the genetic and environmental risk factors of these conditions, as well as their interactions and psychosocial correlates. The core of Dr. Kim’s research is built on community outreach efforts for communities in need of services, provision of services and advocacy for children with psychiatric illnesses and their families, and public awareness campaigns. She is committed to demonstrating that delivering reliable, evidence-based knowledge and skills to communities can lead to reductions in stigma, changes in policy, and improvement in the lives of youth and families facing ASD and other conditions. Dr. Kim is currently Director of the STAR (Service, Training, Advocacy & Research) Center for ASD and NDDs, Director of the Psychiatric Genetic Epidemiology Program, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF.

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    The Roles of Environmental Risks and GEX in Increasing ASD Prevalence
    NIH R01ES021462Jul 1, 2012 - Dec 22, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Genetic Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders
    NIH K01MH079317Aug 15, 2007 - Jul 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Kim YS, Leventhal BL. Genetic epidemiology and insights into interactive genetic and environmental effects in autism spectrum disorders. Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Jan 01; 77(1):66-74. PMID: 25483344; PMCID: PMC4260177.
    2. Dietrich A, Fernandez TV, King RA, State MW, Tischfield JA, Hoekstra PJ, Heiman GA. The Tourette International Collaborative Genetics (TIC Genetics) study, finding the genes causing Tourette syndrome: objectives and methods. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2015 Feb; 24(2):141-51. PMID: 24771252; PMCID: PMC4209328.
    3. Jung YE, Leventhal B, Kim YS, Park TW, Lee SH, Lee M, Park SH, Yang JC, Chung YC, Chung SK, Park JI. Cyberbullying, problematic internet use, and psychopathologic symptoms among Korean youth. Yonsei Med J. 2014 May; 55(3):826-30. PMID: 24719154; PMCID: PMC3990077.
    4. Kim YS, State MW. Recent challenges to the psychiatric diagnostic nosology: a focus on the genetics and genomics of neurodevelopmental disorders. Int J Epidemiol. 2014 Apr; 43(2):465-75. PMID: 24618187; PMCID: PMC4047292.
    5. Kim YS, Fombonne E, Koh YJ, Kim SJ, Cheon KA, Leventhal BL. A comparison of DSM-IV pervasive developmental disorder and DSM-5 autism spectrum disorder prevalence in an epidemiologic sample. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 May; 53(5):500-8. PMID: 24745950; PMCID: PMC4058782.
    6. Kim YS. Autism and specific language impairment: to know what we see, or how your sample determines what you observe. Am J Psychiatry. 2014 Jan; 171(1):5-8. PMID: 24399420.
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    7. Park JH, Kim YS, Koh YJ, Song JE, Leventhal BL.A contrast of comorbid condition and adaptive function between children with Autism Spectrum Disorder from clinical and non-clinical populations. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 2014; 8(11):1471-1481.
    8. Yen CF, Huang MF, Kim YS, Wang PW, Tang TC, Yeh YC, Lin HC, Liu TL, Wu YY, Yang P. Association between types of involvement in school bullying and different dimensions of anxiety symptoms and the moderating effects of age and gender in Taiwanese adolescents. Child Abuse Negl. 2013 Apr; 37(4):263-72. PMID: 23484950.
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    9. Boyce WT, Obradovic J, Bush NR, Stamperdahl J, Kim YS, Adler N. Social stratification, classroom climate, and the behavioral adaptation of kindergarten children. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 16; 109 Suppl 2:17168-73. PMID: 23045637.
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    10. Yen CF, Kim YS, Tang TC, Wu YY, Cheng CP. Factor structure, reliability, and validity of the Chinese version of the School Bullying Experience Questionnaire. Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 2012 Sep; 28(9):500-5. PMID: 22974670.
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    11. Min HJ, Jon DI, Jung MH, Hong N, Song MA, Kim YS, Harkavy-Friedman JM, Im HJ, Hong HJ. Depression, aggression, and suicidal ideation in first graders: a school-based cross-sectional study. Compr Psychiatry. 2012 Nov; 53(8):1145-52. PMID: 22748971.
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    12. Elsabbagh M, Divan G, Koh YJ, Kim YS, Kauchali S, Marcín C, Montiel-Nava C, Patel V, Paula CS, Wang C, Yasamy MT, Fombonne E. Global prevalence of autism and other pervasive developmental disorders. Autism Res. 2012 Jun; 5(3):160-79. PMID: 22495912.
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    13. Scahill L, McCracken JT, Bearss K, Robinson F, Hollander E, King B, Bregman J, Sikich L, Dukes K, Sullivan L, Anagnostou E, Donnelly C, Kim YS, Ritz L, Hirtz D, Wagner A. Design and subject characteristics in the federally-funded citalopram trial in children with pervasive developmental disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2012 Mar; 42(3):432-40. PMID: 21667200.
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    14. Kim DH, Kim YS, Koh YJ, Leventhal BL. Relationship between behaviour problems and perceived parenting practices in Korean youth. Child Care Health Dev. 2013 Mar; 39(2):194-201. PMID: 22233135.
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    15. Fernandez TV, Sanders SJ, Yurkiewicz IR, Ercan-Sencicek AG, Kim YS, Fishman DO, Raubeson MJ, Song Y, Yasuno K, Ho WS, Bilguvar K, Glessner J, Chu SH, Leckman JF, King RA, Gilbert DL, Heiman GA, Tischfield JA, Hoekstra PJ, Devlin B, Hakonarson H, Mane SM, Günel M, State MW. Rare copy number variants in tourette syndrome disrupt genes in histaminergic pathways and overlap with autism. Biol Psychiatry. 2012 Mar 01; 71(5):392-402. PMID: 22169095; PMCID: PMC3282144.
    16. Cheon KA, Kim YS, Oh SH, Park SY, Yoon HW, Herrington J, Nair A, Koh YJ, Jang DP, Kim YB, Leventhal BL, Cho ZH, Castellanos FX, Schultz RT. Involvement of the anterior thalamic radiation in boys with high functioning autism spectrum disorders: a Diffusion Tensor Imaging study. Brain Res. 2011 Oct 12; 1417:77-86. PMID: 21890117.
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    17. Kim YS, Leventhal BL, Koh YJ, Fombonne E, Laska E, Lim EC, Cheon KA, Kim SJ, Kim YK, Lee H, Song DH, Grinker RR. Prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in a total population sample. Am J Psychiatry. 2011 Sep; 168(9):904-12. PMID: 21558103.
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    18. Hong HJ, Kim YS, Jon DI, Soek JH, Hong N, Harkavy-Friedman JM, Miller AM, Greenhill LL. Mental health and extracurricular education in Korean first graders: a school-based cross-sectional study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2011 Jun; 72(6):861-8. PMID: 21367346.
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    19. Motlagh MG, Katsovich L, Thompson N, Lin H, Kim YS, Scahill L, Lombroso PJ, King RA, Peterson BS, Leckman JF. Severe psychosocial stress and heavy cigarette smoking during pregnancy: an examination of the pre- and perinatal risk factors associated with ADHD and Tourette syndrome. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2010 Oct; 19(10):755-64. PMID: 20532931; PMCID: PMC3932440.
    20. Kim DH, Kim YS, Koh YS, Levental BL.The Relationship between School Bullying and Perceived Parenting Practices of Adolescents. J of Korean Soc of School Health. 2010; 23(2):89-96.
    21. Song JE, Jon DI, Soek JH, Hong N, Kim YS, Hong HJ.Gender Differences of Externalizing and Internalizing Behavior Problems According to the Extracurricular Education. J Kor Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2010; 21:37-44.
    22. Kim YS, Boyce WT, Koh YJ, Leventhal BL. Time trends, trajectories, and demographic predictors of bullying: a prospective study in Korean adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2009 Oct; 45(4):360-7. PMID: 19766940.
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    23. Kim YS, Leventhal BL, Koh YJ, Boyce WT. Bullying increased suicide risk: prospective study of Korean adolescents. Arch Suicide Res. 2009; 13(1):15-30. PMID: 19123106.
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    24. Min HJ, Seok JH, Hong NR, Jon DI, Kim YS, Hong HJ.Depressive Symptoms and Parenting Behavior in Mothers with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Children in Community Sample. Journal of Korean Society for Depression and Bipolar Disorders,. 2009; 7(1):49-54.
    25. Srabstein J, Joshi P, Due P, Wright J, Leventhal B, Merrick J, Kim YS, Silber T, Kumpulainen K, Menvielle E, Riibner K. Prevention of public health risks linked to bullying: a need for a whole community approach. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2008 Apr-Jun; 20(2):185-99. PMID: 18714555.
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    26. Kim YS, Leventhal B. Bullying and suicide. A review. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2008 Apr-Jun; 20(2):133-54. PMID: 18714552.
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    27. Kim SJ, Kim YS, Kim CH, Lee HS. Lack of association between polymorphisms of the dopamine receptor D4 and dopamine transporter genes and personality traits in a Korean population. Yonsei Med J. 2006 Dec 31; 47(6):787-92. PMID: 17191306; PMCID: PMC2687817.
    28. Kim YS, Leventhal BL, Koh YJ, Hubbard A, Boyce WT. School bullying and youth violence: causes or consequences of psychopathologic behavior? Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2006 Sep; 63(9):1035-41. PMID: 16953006.
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    29. Leckman JF, Kim YS. A primary candidate gene for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2006 Jul; 63(7):717-20. PMID: 16818860.
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    30. Kim SJ, Kim YS, Kim SY, Lee HS, Kim CH. An association study of catechol-O-methyltransferase and monoamine oxidase A polymorphisms and personality traits in Koreans. Neurosci Lett. 2006 Jun 19; 401(1-2):154-8. PMID: 16584839.
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    31. Kim SJ, Kim YS, Lee HS, Kim SY, Kim CH. An interaction between the serotonin transporter promoter region and dopamine transporter polymorphisms contributes to harm avoidance and reward dependence traits in normal healthy subjects. J Neural Transm (Vienna). 2006 Jul; 113(7):877-86. PMID: 16604301.
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    32. Kim SJ, Badner J, Cheon KA, Kim BN, Yoo HJ, Kim SJ, Cook E, Leventhal BL, Kim YS. Family-based association study of the serotonin transporter gene polymorphisms in Korean ADHD trios. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2005 Nov 05; 139B(1):14-8. PMID: 16082698.
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    33. Boon-yasidhi V, Kim YS, Scahill L. An open-label, prospective study of guanfacine in children with ADHD and tic disorders. J Med Assoc Thai. 2005 Nov; 88 Suppl 8:S156-62. PMID: 16856436.
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    34. Kim YS, Leventhal BL, Kim SJ, Kim BN, Cheon KA, Yoo HJ, Kim SJ, Badner J, Cook EH. Family-based association study of DAT1 and DRD4 polymorphism in Korean children with ADHD. Neurosci Lett. 2005 Dec 30; 390(3):176-81. PMID: 16165273.
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    35. Kim SJ, Kim YS, Choi NK, Hong HJ, Lee HS, Kim CH. Serotonin transporter gene polymorphism and personality traits in a Korean population. Neuropsychobiology. 2005; 51(4):243-7. PMID: 15905629.
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    36. Kim YS, Koh YJ, Leventhal B. School bullying and suicidal risk in Korean middle school students. Pediatrics. 2005 Feb; 115(2):357-63. PMID: 15687445.
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    37. Kim YS, Koh YJ, Leventhal BL. Prevalence of school bullying in Korean middle school students. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004 Aug; 158(8):737-41. PMID: 15289244.
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    38. Kim YS, Cheon KA, Kim BN, Chang SA, Yoo HJ, Kim JW, Cho SC, Seo DH, Bae MO, So YK, Noh JS, Koh YJ, McBurnett K, Leventhal B. The reliability and validity of Kiddie-Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia-Present and Lifetime Version- Korean version (K-SADS-PL-K). Yonsei Med J. 2004 Feb 29; 45(1):81-9. PMID: 15004873.
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    39. Koh YJ, Kim YS.Peer Acceptance and Reciprocal Friendship in Elementary-school Children with Attention-deficit and/or Hyperactivity. The Korean Journal of Developmental Psychology. 2004; 16(4):1-21.
    40. Park EH, So YK, Kim YS, Kim SJ, Choi NK, Noh JS, Ko YJ.The Reliability and Validity of Korean Conners Parent and Teacher Rating Scale. Korean Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2003; 14(2):183-196.
    41. Kim YS, So YK, Noh JS, Koh YJ.Normative Data on the Korean ADHD Rating Scales (K-ARS) for Parents and Teacher. Journal of Korean Neurospychiatry Association. 2003; 42(3):352-359.
    42. Song JE, Koh YJ, Lee EH, Kim JH, Kim SJ, Choi NK, Kim YS.Maternal Depression and Anxiety and Ratings of Behavioral Problems of Child. Journal of Korean Neuropsychiatric Association. 2003; 42(6):711-717.
    43. So YK, Noh JS, Kim YS, Koh SK, Koh YJ.The Reliability and Validity of Korean Parent and Teacher ADHD Rating Scale. Journal of Korean Neuropsychiatry Association. 2002; 41(2):283-289.
    44. Kim HC, Kim SJ, Choi NK, Kim YS, Lee BC, Lee BC, Lee MH.Quality of Life After Stroke: A Two-month Follow-up. Journal of Korean Neuropsychiatry Association. 2002; 41(4):681-692.
    45. Kim SJ, Kim YS, Choi NK, Lee YY, Lee BC, Lee MH.Quality of Life of Patients in Acute Stage of Stroke. Psychosomatic Medicine. 2002; 10(1):27-36.
    46. Scahill L, Chappell PB, Kim YS, Schultz RT, Katsovich L, Shepherd E, Arnsten AF, Cohen DJ, Leckman JF. A placebo-controlled study of guanfacine in the treatment of children with tic disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 2001 Jul; 158(7):1067-74. PMID: 11431228.
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    47. Kim YS, Koh YJ, Noh JS.Development of Korean-Peer Nomination Inventory (K-PNI) - An Inventory to Evaluate School Bullying. Journal of Korean Neuropsychiatry . 2001; 40(5):867-875.
    48. Kim SJ, Kim YS, Yoo SW.Quality of Life in Patients with Panic Disorder. Journal of Korean Neuropsychiatry Association. 2001; 40(3):407-415.
    49. Kim YS, Koh YJ, Noh JS, Park MS, Sohn SH, Suh DH, Kim SJ, Hong SG.School Bullying and Related Psychopathology in Elementary School Students. Journal of Korean Neuropsychiatry Association. 2001; 40(5):876-883.
    50. Jung SJ, Rhee UH, Koh YJ, Kim YS.Peer Relationship as Risk and Protective Factors in the Behavior Problems of Elementary School Children. Korean Journal of Child Study. 2001; 22(3):91-106.
    51. Kim SJ, Kim YS, Choi NK, Seo DH, Lee BC, Lee MH.Suicidal Ideation of Patients in the Acute Stage of Stroke. Journal of Korean Neuropsychiatry Association. 2001; 40(2):243-252.
    52. Kim SJ, Kim YS, Yoo SW, Lee MH, Yoo KH, Ma H, Lee BC.Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in the Acute State of Stroke. Korean Journal of Stroke. 2000; 2(1):40-47.
    53. Kim YS, Scahill L, Leckman J. .Preliminary Findings of Guanfacine in Comorbid ADHD and Habit Disorder - Open Trial. Journal of Korean Neuropsychiatry Association. 2000; 39(5):908-919.
    54. Koh YJ, Kim YS, Noh JS.Contribution of Behavioral Disturbance, Peer Acceptance and Friendship to the Self-Perceived Social Competence in Korean Elementary-School Children. The Korean Journal of Psychology: Development. 2000; 13(2):65-78.
    55. Leckman JF, Zhang H, Vitale A, Lahnin F, Lynch K, Bondi C, Kim YS, Peterson BS. Course of tic severity in Tourette syndrome: the first two decades. Pediatrics. 1998 Jul; 102(1 Pt 1):14-9. PMID: 9651407.
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    56. Kim YS, Peterson BS. .Perinatal Risk Factors in the Pathogenesis of TS: Preliminary Findings of a Case-Control Study. Journal of Korean Neuropsychiatry Association. 1997; 36(4):750-755.
    57. Lee BY, Chung SK, Lee MH, Kim YS, Yun SJ. .Vicissitude of the Therapeutic Community and Therapists' Counter-Transferential Reactions. The Young-In Psychiatry Bulletin. 1996; 3(2):149-155.
    58. Kim YS, Lim KY.A Cognitive-Behavioral Group Treatment of Panic Disorder. The Effectiveness of the Treatment and Curative Factors. Journal of Korean Neuropsychiatry Association. 1995; 34(1):240-249.
    59. Kim YS, Kee NK, Lee HY.The Agreement of Diagnoses between DCR-10 and DSM III-R, 1990 Draft (2). Journal of Korean Neuropsychiatry Association. 1992; 31(2):320-328.