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Sungwook Kim


Senior researcher in Health Economics

I joined the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences in March 2020.  I previously worked as an intern at the WHO’s European Office and as an e-consultant at the World Bank. More recently, I worked at the Warwick Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Warwick where I developed experience in health economic evaluations conducted alongside randomised controlled trials and decision models, and methodological research around social deprivation, social equity and health policy evaluation using econometrics. I hold a PhD in health economics from UCL. Currently, I hold Leverhulme Trust research project grants for 2-year programme as a principal investigator - Identifying the causes of the causes for preterm birth. I am a health economics lead for the prediction of preterm labour  (PROPER) project in collaboration with Imperial College London. I am an editorial board member of PLOS One and BMC Health services research. I serve on a regional committee for NIHR RfPB.

Research interests include:

  • Methodological research in social deprivation, social equity and health policy evaluation 
  • Infant and child health
  • Mediation analysis
  • Equity analysis
  • Econometrics
  • Economic evaluation

Current projects:

  • Prediction of preterm labour  (PROPER)
  • COVID-19 and economic outcomes
  • SHIPS (Screening to improve Health In very Preterm infantS)
  • BARACK-D (Benefits of Aldosterone Receptor Antagonism in Chronic Kidney Disease)
  • OxPlus
  • E-PAtS

Research grants:

  • Leverhulme Trust research project grants: Identifying the causes of the causes for preterm birth (PI)
  • NIHR SPCR (5-IV): COVID-19 and economic outcomes (PI)

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