Sunny Kim, Ph.D.

Sunny Kim, Ph.D.


Musculoskeletal Injury

Public Health Sciences-Epidemiology


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences


Clinical Interests

Dr. Kim�s research interests include: epidemiology of chronic musculoskeletal disorders, musculoskeletal injury, and health outcomes after related surgery. She has extensive experience and expertise in epidemiologic methods, probabilistic survey sampling methods, and large databases including NHANES, HCUP-NIS, HCUP- NEDS, NSAS, MEPS, NHDS, BRFSS, YRBS, NHIS, NAMCS, and NHAMCS.




Ph.D., Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2000

B.S., Seoul National University, Seoul Korea, 1986

M.S., University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 1994

Professional Memberships

International Society of Pharmacoeconomic Outcomes Research

Select Recent Publications

Farjardo M, Kim SH, Szabo RM. The Incidence of Carpal Tunnel Release: Trends and Implications within the United States Ambulatory Care Setting. American Journal of Hand Surgery, 2012; 37(A) 1599-1605

Kim SH, Gaiser S, Meehan JP Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasties in Germany: 2004-2008 The Journal of Arthroplasty. (Epub ahead of print in July 2012)

Kim SH, Meehan JP, Blumenfeld T Szabo RM. Hip fractures in the United States: Nationwide Emergency Department Sample 2008. Arthritis Care Research, 2012; 64(5), 751-757.

Kim SH, Szabo RM, Marder RA. Epidemiology of humerus fractures in the United States: Nationwide Emergency Department Sample 2008. Arthritis Care Research.2012; 64(3), 407-414.

Marder AR, Kim SH, Lapson J, Hunter JC. Injection of the Subacromial Bursa in Patients with Rotator Cuff Syndrome: A prospective, randomized study comparing the effectiveness of different routes. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS-Am). 2012; 94(23), 1442-1447.

Meehan JP, Danielsen BA, Tancredi D, Kim S, Jamali A, Whites R. Population- based comparison of the incidence of adverse outcomes after simultaneous bilateral versus staged total knee arthroplasty. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS-Am). 2011; 93(23), 2203-2212.

Wolinsky P, Kim S. Quackenbush M. Comparison of Insurance status between ambulatory patients with operative ankle or distal radius fractures who received their definitive care at a Level I trauma center. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS-Am). 2011;93(7), 680-685.

Kim SH, Wise B, Zhang Y, Szabo RM. Increasing incidence of shoulder arthroplasty in the United States. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS-Am). 2011; 93(24), 2249-2254.

Kim S, Bosque J, Meehan J, Jamali A, Marder R. Increase in ambulatory knee arthroscopy in the United States: A Comparison of National Surveys of Ambulatory Surgery, 1996 and 2006. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS-Am).2011; 93(11), 994-1000.