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Sungwook Kim


Senior researcher in Health Economics

I joined the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences in March 2020 where I focus on a programme of economic modelling on vaccination and immunisation evaluation, and emergency response, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Warwick. I previously worked as an intern at the WHO’s European Office, studying harm reduction interventions 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. 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. 

Research interests include:

  • Health economic evaluation
  • Methodological research in social deprivation, social equity and health policy evaluation 
  • Infant and child health
  • Mediation analysis
  • Equity analysis
  • Spatial analysis

Current projects:

  • COVID-19 and economic outcomes
  • MEMVIE 2 (Mathematical & Economic Modelling for Vaccination and Immunisation Evaluation)
  • SHIPS (Screening to improve Health In very Preterm infantS)
  • BARACK-D (Benefits of Aldosterone Receptor Antagonism in Chronic Kidney Disease)
  • TORCH (Systematic review of the psychometric performance of generic childhood preference-based health-related quality of life measures

Research grants:

  • Leverhulme Trust research project grants: Identifying the causes of the causes for preterm birth (PI; £116,035)
  • NIHR SPCR (5-IV): COVID-19 and economic outcomes (PI; £41,886.00)

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