Dr. Sage Kim is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Prior to joining the faculty at HPA she was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Research Fellowship.
Dr. Kim’s research focuses on the effects of incarceration, health disparities, and population health. Her work has appeared in such publications as the Journal of Urban Health, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Women’s Studies International Forum, and Social Science and Medicine, among others. Her participation in the UIC Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) is as a co-investigator on the Administrative Core.
The role of the Administrative Core is to ensure scientific and organizational consistency throughout CHER activities across all Cores and research projects that examine effects of structural violence on health and wellbeing. In particularly, she oversees the Research Resource & Data Repository function of the Administrative Core, which is to provide research support, to harmonize health inequalities research core data, and to optimize utilization of existing data.
Dr. Kim has been teaching health inequality for undergrads and health disparities research methods for graduate students. She also has experience managing health disparities data as a Data Core leader in a health disparities center at UIC (NIMHD). Her research expertise in health inequality, neighborhood effects, spatial, and multi-level analysis contributes to her study.