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Dr Kim, Youngwon

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Assistant Professor

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Dr Kim, Youngwon

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Assistant Professor

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Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
Iowa State University, USAPh.D in Kinesiology
University of South CarolinaMS in Exercise Science
Hanyang University - ERICABS in Business Administration
Biography

Dr. Youngwon Kim joined the School of Public Health at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) LKS Faculty of Medicine in 2019. Dr. Kim received his post-doctoral training in the Physical Activity Epidemiology programme within the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, UK. He earned his Ph.D in kinesiology and a minor in statistics from Iowa State University, USA: a master’s degree in exercise science from the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, USA, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Hanyang University - ERICA, South Korea. Before joining HKU, Dr. Kim worked as Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, USA.

As a physical activity epidemiologist, Dr. Kim has focused his research on understanding the preventive role of physical activity from an epidemiological perspective. Specifically, he has examined the associations of physical activity and fitness with various mortality, cardiovascular disease and cancer outcomes using data from the UK Biobank project, an ongoing national cohort study of >500,000 UK adults. His primary research interest also lies in improving methodologies for conducting physical activity epidemiology research. Dr. Kim’s publications in this line of research have focused on evaluating the validity and utility of various wearable devices and self-report tools to assess physical activity in both children and adults

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2016-03-01Early Investigator Travel Award: American Heart Association, USA
Research Achievement
2015-05-01American Kinesiology Association (AKA) Graduate Student Writing Award: American Kinesiology Association, USA
Research Achievement
2015-05-01Zaffarano Prize Honorable Mention: Iowa State University, USA
Research Achievement
2012-08-01Elizabeth Beveridge Memorial Endowment: Iowa State University, USA
Research Achievement
2015-08-01Graduate and Professional Student Senate Peer Research Award: Iowa State University, USA
Research Achievement
2012-08-01College of Human Sciences Graduate Merit Scholarship: Iowa State University, USA
Research Achievement
2014-08-01Print and Grace Powers Hudson Scholarship in Human Sciences: Iowa State University, USA
Research Achievement
2011-08-01Barbara Forker Graduate Scholarship: Iowa State University, USA
Research Achievement
2014-08-01College of Human Sciences Graduate Merit Scholarship: Iowa State University, USA
Research Achievement
2014-08-01Iowa State University Research Excellence Award: Iowa State University, USA
Research Achievement
2009-08-01Presidential Award for Excellent Academic Achievement: Hanyang University, South Korea
Others
2015-08-01Kinesiology Doctoral Research Award: Iowa State University, USA
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
2014MemberKorean Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (KAPHERD)
2015MemberInternational Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour (ISMPB)
2009 - presentMemberAmerican College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
2015 - presentMemberInternational Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH)
2016MemberAmerican Heart Association (AHA)
2015 - presentMemberThe International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)
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