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Visiting scientists

Seung-Sup Kim, MD, MPH, ScD
Dr. Kim is an associate professor of epidemiology at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, and a visiting scientist at the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He received his medical degree from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, and his doctoral degree in occupational epidemiology from Harvard Chan School. From 2011 to 2013, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow and professorial lecturer at The George Washington University. Dr. Kim has published over 40 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Social Science & Medicine; Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health; and American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Over the past 6 years, he, as an occupational epidemiologist, has conducted several nationwide surveys about firefighters, medical intern/residents, cosmetic sales workers, and automobile workers in South Korea. His current research focuses on social determinants of workers' health, investigating the health impact of adverse social experiences, such as discrimination, harassment, job insecurity, work-family conflict, and precarious employment.