Young-Shin Kim MD, MS, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor (Adjunct) in the Child Study Center

Biographical Info

I am a child psychiatrist and an epidemiologist, focusing on the research of the distribution and etiology of the childhood onset developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and disruptive behavioral disorders, including exploration of the prevalence, incidence and genetic and gene-environmental interactions of those conditions.


Currently ongoing research includes:
1) Prevalence study of ASD in Korean school-aged children
2) Prospective examination of 6-year cumulative incidence of ASD in Korean children
3) Genetic Epidemiology of ASD in Korean children
4) Genetics and GE interactions of social reciprocity in Korean epidemiological sample
5) Neuroimaging study of Korean children with ASD
6) Causes and consequences of bullying in adolescents
7) Effectiveness of anti-bullying intervention in American children


International Activity

  • Prevalence of ASD in Korean School-aged Children: Total Population Study
    Beijing, China (2011 - 2011)
    Invited Talks
  • Genetics and GE Interaction in ASD: Korean Epidemiological Sample
    Seoul, South Korea (2010 - 2010)
    Invited Talks
  • Korean ASD Epidemiological Study
    Manilla, Philippines (2010 - 2010)
    Invited Talks
  • ASD - The History and Current Concepts of a Neurodevelopmental Syndrome
    Beijing, China (2010 - 2010)
    Invited Talks
  • ASD - Genetics and Epidemiology in the Etiology of ASD
    Beijing, China (2010 - 2010)
    Invited Talks
  • The History and Current Diagnostic Concepts of ASD
    Beijing, China (2010 - 2010)
    Invited Talks
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mexico
    Tuxtla Gutierreg, Mexico (2010 - 2010)
    Invited Talks - Congress Annual Meeting, Mexican Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • School Bullying and its Relationship to General and Mental Health
    Istanbul, Turkey (2010 - 2010)
    Invited Talks
  • Environment and Children’s Health International Symposium: Environmental Risk Factors in ASD
    Cheongju, South Korea (2009 - 2009)
    Invited Talks
  • Plenary Talk: Epidemiology of ASD and Korean Epidemiological Studies
    Seoul, South Korea (2009 - 2009)
    Invited Talks
  • Etiology of ASD – Genes, Environments and Gene-environmental Interactions
    Seoul, South Korea (2009 - 2009)
    Invited Talks
  • History of ASD
    Seoul, South Korea (2009 - 2009)
    Invited Talks
  • Environmental Risk Factors of Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Seoul, South Korea (2008 - 2008)
    Invited Talks
  • ASD Epidemiology - Korean Prevalence and Incidence Studies of ASD
    Cheongju, South Korea (2008 - 2008)
    Invited Talks
  • Review of Epidemiological Researches in ASD and Korean Studies of ASD
    Cheongju, South Korea (2008 - 2008)
    Invited Talks
  • Gendai-GP Symposium: Epidemiology of ASD - Past, Present and Future
    Osaka-shi, Japan (2008 - 2008)
    Invited Talks
  • Congreso Monterrey Annual Meeting: Bullying and Psychopathology
    Monterrey, Mexico (2008 - 2008)
    Invited Talks:
  • Bullying and Psychopathology
    Mexico City, Mexico (2007 - 2007)
    Invited Talks
  • Symptoms and Diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Seoul, South Korea (2007 - 2007)
    Invited Talks
  • Bullying and Suicide
    Dublin, Ireland (2007 - 2007)
    Invited Talks
  • Prevalence Study of ASD in Korean School-aged Children
    Montreal, Canada (2006 - 2006)
  • Intervention for Childhood-Onset Psychopathology
    Seoul, South Korea (2006 - 2006)
    Invited Talks

Education & Training

M.D.
Yonsei University (1988)
M.P.H.
Yale School of Public Health (1998)
Ph.D.
University of California at Berkeley (2005)
Resident
Yonsei University College of Medicine, General Psychiatry (1989 - 1992)
Clinical Fellow
Yale University School of Medicine, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (1994 - 1996)
Research Fellow
Yale University School of Medicine, Research/Child & Adolescent Pschiatry (1996 - 1998)
Research Fellow
Department of Psychiatry Yonsei University College of Medicine, Child Psychiatry Youngdong Severance Medical Center (1992 - 1993)

Honors & Recognition

  • Yonsei Future Female Leader Award
    Yonsei University (12/2006)

Professional Service

  • Member, International Society for Autism Research (6/1/2005 - 5/30/2006)
  • Member, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (10/1/2007 - 2009)
  • Member, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (10/1/2006 - 2009)
  • Member, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (10/1/2004 - 9/30/2007)

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