Eun Kyong Shin

Eun Kyong Shin
Korea University | KU · Department of Sociology

PhD

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September 2019 - present
Korea University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2016 - August 2019
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2015 - August 2016
Columbia Law School
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
September 2007 - August 2015
Columbia University
Field of study
  • Sociology
March 2005 - February 2007
Korea University
Field of study
  • Sociology
March 2001 - May 2004
Korea University
Field of study
  • Sociology

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Publications (36)
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Objectives: We aimed to examine how comorbidities are associated with outcome (illness severity or death) in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Methods: We use data provided by Korea Disease Control & Prevention Agency, National Medical Center, which include the clinical and epidemiological patient data of all patients hospitalized with COVID-19, w...
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The field of epidemic modeling has rapidly grown in recent years. However, the studies to date suffer from empirical limitations and lack the multi-layered relational investigations. The case under scrutiny is the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) epidemic episode in South Korea 2015. Linking the confirmed MERS patients data with social media...
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The importance of social components of health has been emphasized both in epidemiology and public health. This paper highlights the significant impact of social components on health outcomes in a novel way. Introducing the concept of sociomarkers, which are measurable indicators of social conditions in which a patient is embedded, we employed a mac...
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Importance: This study examines how different types of social network structures are associated with early cognitive development in children. Objectives: To assess how social relationships and structures are associated with early cognitive development and to elucidate whether variations in the mother’s social networks alter a child’s early cogniti...
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In this paper, we statistically investigate the relationships between dwelling conditions and pediatric asthma prevalence, merging multiple data sources to unpack disproportionate pediatric asthma prevalence in Memphis, Tennessee. Using 32,097 pediatric asthma encounter data from a children’s hospital, we map the patient distributions in Memphis. C...
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Background Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers among women in the United States and pain is the most common side effect of breast cancer and its treatment. Yet, the relationships between social determinants of pain and pain experience/intensity remain under-investigated. We examined the associations between social determinan...
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This study merges multiple COVID-19 data sources from news articles and social media to propose an integrated infodemic surveillance system (IISS) that implements infodemiology for a well-tailored epidemic management policy. IISS is an à-la-carte infodemic surveillance solution that enables users to gauge the epidemic related consensus, which compi...
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Scientific evidence confirm that significant racial disparities exist in healthcare, including surgery outcomes. However, the causal pathway underlying disparities at preoperative physical condition of children is not well-understood. This research aims to uncover the role of socioeconomic and environmental factors in racial disparities at the preo...
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Background: Scientific evidence confirm that significant racial disparities exist in healthcare, including surgery outcomes. However, the causal pathway underlying disparities at preoperative physical condition of children is not well understood. Objectives: This research aims to uncover the role of socioeconomic and environmental factors in racial...
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This study explores ruptured kinship networks among Korean human trafficking survivors from World War II comfort stations. Human trafficking not only physically dislocates transmigrants from a country of origin but also disconnects victims from their established social networks. Yet no study has examined Korean comfort women survivors as a case of...
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The increased prevalence and frequency of infectious diseases are alarming with respect to the disproportionate fatalities across different regions, socio-economic conditions, and demographic groups. Combining pathological data, socio-environmental data, and extracted knowledge from white papers, we proposed a Globally Localized Epidemic Knowledge...
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Our objective was to develop and test a new concept (affinity) analogous to multimorbidity of chronic conditions for individuals at census tract level in Memphis, TN. The use of affinity will improve the surveillance of multiple chronic conditions and facilitate the design of effective interventions. We used publicly available chronic condition dat...
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Background: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), a set of negative events and processes that a person might encounter during childhood and adolescence, have been proven to be linked to increased risks of a multitude of negative health outcomes and conditions when children reach adulthood and beyond. Objective: To better understand the relationship...
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Objective: Our objective was to develop and test a new concept (affinity) analogous to multimorbidity of chronic conditions for individuals at census tract level in Memphis, TN. The use of affinity will improve the surveillance of multiple chronic conditions and facilitate the design of effective interventions. Methods: We used publicly available...
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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are negative events or states that affect children, with lasting impacts throughout their adulthood. ACES are considered one of the major risk factors for several adverse health outcomes and are associated with low quality of life and many detrimental social and economic consequences. In order to enact better su...
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Chronic diseases and conditions are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. The number of people living with two or more chronic conditions has increased in the last decades and is expected to continue to rise over the upcoming years. Yet, traditional chronic disease surveillance practices have been specialized for a specifi...
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Objective We study how multimorbidity prevalence is related to socio-economic conditions in Memphis, TN. In addition, we demonstrate that the accumulation of chronic conditions, which is measured by affinity in multimorbidity, is unevenly distributed throughout thecity. Our research shows that not only are socio-economic disadvantages linked to a h...
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Objective We introduce the Semantic Platform for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)Surveillance (SPACES). It facilitates the access to the relevant integrated information, enables discovering the causality pathways and assists researchers, clinicians, public health practitioners, social workers, and health organization in studying the ACEs, ident...
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Background: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), a set of negative events and processes that a person might encounter during childhood and adolescence, have been proven to be linked to increased risks of a multitude of negative health outcomes and conditions when children reach adulthood and beyond. Objectives: To better understand the relationsh...
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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have been proven to be linked to increased risks of a multitude of negative health outcomes and conditions when children reach adulthood and beyond. To better understand the relationship between ACEs and the associated health outcomes and eventually to pan and implement preventive interventions, access to an int...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) enables machines to extract, integrate, exchange and analyze large heterogeneous datasets to answer complex problems in a timely manner. The promise of AI in healthcare and medicine has been embraced by many computer scientists, clinicians, and policymakers. This chapter aims to provide an overview of the use of artific...
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We introduce the Semantic Platform for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Surveillance (SPACES). It facilitates the access to the relevant integrated information, enables discovering the causality pathways and assists researchers, clinicians, public health practitioners, social workers, and health organization in studying the ACEs, identifying th...
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We study how multimorbidity prevalence is related to socio-economic conditions in Memphis, TN. In addition, we demonstrate that the accumulation of chronic conditions, which is measured by affinity in multimorbidity, is unevenly distributed throughout the city. Our research shows that not only are socio-economic disadvantages linked to a higher pre...
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BACKGROUND Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), a set of negative events and processes that a person might encounter during childhood and adolescence, have been proven to be linked to increased risks of a multitude of negative health outcomes and conditions when children reach adulthood and beyond. OBJECTIVE To better understand the relationship...
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Background Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), a set of negative events and processes that a person might encounter during childhood and adolescence, have been proven to be linked to increased risks of a multitude of negative health outcomes and conditions when children reach adulthood and beyond. Objective To better understand the relationship...
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African American children are more than twice as likely as white American children to die after surgery, and have increased risk for longer hospital stays, post-surgical complications, and higher hospital costs. Prior research into disparities in pediatric surgery outcomes has not considered interactions between patient-level Clinical Risk Factors...
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Early environment and nurturing relationships are critical for children’s emotional, intellectual, and social development into adulthood. And yet few studies have empirically examined how precisely these relational networks influence cognitive and socio-emotional development in early childhood. We examine the influence of the child’s social embedde...
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To understand the underlying mechanisms leading to racial disparities in pediatrics surgery outcome, we integrated patient-level preoperative CRFs and surgery outcomes with population-level SEEFs. We used a dataset from a cohort of 436 patients who underwent surgery at a Children’s Hospital in Memphis during 2014-17 from 29 zip-codes in Shelby Coun...
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Objective Asthma is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases in the United States [2, 3]. In addition to its pervasiveness, pediatric asthma shows high sensitivity to the environment. Combining medical-social dataset with machine learning methods we demonstrate how socio-markers play an important role in identifying patients at risk of hos...
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The increasing role of Internet and the World Wide Web as a widely accessible health information source creates opportunities, along with challenges, for researchers, healthcare workers and organizations across the globe, enabling them to collect and analyze data to improving patient care, disease surveillance, and delivering online preventive or t...
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Using a knowledge-based population health analytics platform we compare localized pediatric asthma prevalence in 32 zip-code areas in Memphis, TN, combining 6,538 encounter data from Le Bonheur children’s hospital in Memphis and Shelby County Health Department, US census data, and neighborhood quality survey data provided by our partners. Expanding...
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The major goal of our study is to provide an automatic evaluation framework that aligns the results generated through semantic reasoning with the best available evidence regarding the effective interventions to support logical evaluation of public health policies. To this end, we have designed POLicy EVAlUation & Logical Testing (POLE.VAULT) Framew...
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Most chronic diseases are a result of a complex web of causative and correlated factors. As a result, effective public health or clinical interventions that intend to generate a sustainable change in these diseases most often use a combination of strategies or programs. To optimize comparative effectiveness evaluations and select the most efficient...

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Using advanced Knowledge Representation and Semantic Web Tools and Techniques to Improve Surveillance of Adverse Childhood Experiences. By employing Semantic [BigData] Analytics, a mechanism for capturing, analyzing and inferring contextual knowledge from large datasets, our analytics framework will identify ACEs indicators, detect individuals and groups at high risk of ACEs, integrates and validates ACEs-Health-Social determinants as well as exposure and genetic variations at individual and population levels. This system aims to assist decision-makers to better understand the links between exposures and risk factors and how they adversely affect population wellness and long-term health and allow them to plan and implement the necessary preventive measures. The project is funded by Memphis Research Consortium (MRC).
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To provide an automatic evaluation framework that aligns the results generated through semantic reasoning with the best available evidence regarding the effective interventions to support logical evaluation of public health policies.
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A Multi-Stakeholder Partnership (MSP) to Build a Culture of Health for Remediating Neighborhood Blight in Memphis, TN: A Knowledge-Driven Evidence-Based Approach