July 25, 2017

Kyung-Mee Choi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health


2001 – Ph.D. (Environmental Sciences and Engineering), School of Public Health, University of North Carolina
1996 – MSc (Industrial Engineering  – concentrated in Operations Research and Decision Sciences), University of Wisconsin, Madison

Research Interest

I am interested in applied epidemiological studies for occupational or environmental exposures,
and public health. My research is based on advanced methodological approaches using statistical analysis,
spatial and spatiotemporal mappings for identification of risk factors in occupational work places and
environments for the general population for the assessments of exposure risk and epidemic disease patterns.
My teaching interest in recent years has been on epidemiological methods and GIS applied for public health.

Recent Publications:

Johnson ES, Choi K-M. Lung Cancer Risk in Workers in the Meat and Poultry Industries-a Review.
Zoonoses and Public Health. (In press 2012)

Choi K-M, Ndetan H, Johnson ES. A Cohort Mortality Study of Workers in a Soup Manufacturing Plant. Int. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health. (In press 2012)

Choi K-M, Johnson ES. Occupational exposure assessment by antibody levels-Exposure to avian leukosis/sarcoma viruses in poultry industry. Int. J. of Environmental Health Research 2011 Aug; 21(4):306-316.

Choi K-M, Johnson ES. Industrial hygiene assessment of reticuloendotheliosis viruses exposure in the poultry industry. Int. Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2011 April;84:375-382.

ES Johnson, M Elfaramawi, M Sall, K-M Choi. Cancer and non-cancer mortality among American seafood workers. Journal of Epidemiology 2011 May; 21(3): 204-210.

ES Johnson, Ndetan H, MJ Felini, M Elfaramawi, M Sall, KP Singh, K-M Choi, R Qualls-Hampton. Mortality in Workers Employed in Pig Abattoirs and Processing Plants. Environmental Research. 2011 Aug;111(6):871-876.

Choi K-M, Yu H, Wilson ML. Spatiotemporal statistical analysis of influenza mortality risk in the state of California during the period 1997–2001. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. 2008 March;22:S15-S25.

Choi K-M, Christakos G, Wilson ML. El Niño effects on influenza mortality risks in the state of California. Public Health 2006 June;120:505-516.

Choi K-M, Serre ML, Christakos G. Efficient mapping of California mortality fields at different spatial scales.
Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. 2003 May;13: 120-133.