Kyoungmi Kim, Ph.D.

Kyoungmi Kim, Ph.D.


Public Health Sciences- Division of Biostatistics


  • Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences


UC Davis School of Medicine

Davis, CA 95616
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Clinical Interests

Kyoungmi Kim is a faculty biostatistician with extensive experience in statistical genetics/genomics in particular and in -omics research in general. Her research interests include disease biomarkers, quantitative genetics, post- genomics, and statistical and research methodology.

Particular emphasis areas include the use of statistical methodologies to locate complex disease genes in quantitative genetic analysis and bioinformatics tools to understand molecular functions combining different types of -omics data. She also focuses on computational and statistical approaches to disease biomarker discovery, including early detection of disease (such as cancers and genetic disorders) and predictions of responses to therapeutic interventions and risk of patient stratification.

Kim also participates in interdisciplinary projects addressing the genetic component of multi-factorial chronic conditions such as heart disease, metabolic disease and cancer.


Public Health Sciences


Ph.D., Statistcs, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 2003

B.S., The Chungnam National University, Teajon, South Korea 1997

M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 1999


Statistical Genetics and Genomics, University of Alabama, Birmingham AL 2003-2005

Professional Memberships

American Statistical Association

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Biometrics and Biostatistics

International Biometric Society, Eastern North American Region

UC Davis Genome Center

UC Davis Genome Center Bioinformatics Technology Forum Organization Committee

UC Davis Graduate Group in Biostatistics

UC Davis Graduate Group in Biostatistics Membership Committee, Department of Statistics

UC Davis Graduate Group in Epidemiology

UC Davis, Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Biostatistics Teaching Committee

Honors and Awards

Med/Surg Research Award for the metabolomic lung cancer project given by the Departments of Internal Medicine and Surgery, 2010

Accepted into the Junior Faculty Leadership Program at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, 2007

RL Anderson Award for Best Student of the Year, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2003

Graduate Student Travel Fellowship, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2003

Graduate Student Travel Award for Best Paper. Joint Conference of the Korean Data and Information Science Society and the Korean Data Analysis Society, 2002

R.L. Anderson Award for Excellent Student Paper. The 2002 Research Conference in Statistics sponsored by the Southern Regional Council on Statistics and American Statistics Association, 2002

Graduate Student Travel Award. The Twenty-fifth Annual Midwest Biopharmaceutical Statistics Workshop, 2002

Select Recent Publications

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Taylor SL, Ruhaak LR, Weiss RH, Kelly K, Kim K. Multivariate Two-part Statistics for Analysis of Correlated Mass Spectrometry Data from Multiple Biological Specimens. Bioinformatics. 2017 Jan 1;33(1):17-25.

Wang JY, Trivedi AM, Carrillo NR, Yang J, Schneider A, Giulivi C, Adams P, Tassone F, Kim K, Rivera SM, Lubarr N, Wu CY, Irwin RW, Brinton RD, Olichney JM, Rogawski MA, Hagerman RJ. Open-Label Allopregnanolone Treatment of Men with Fragile X-Associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome. Neurotherapeutics. 2017 Jul 13.

Kim D, Volk H, Girirajan S, Pendergrass S, Hall MA, Verma SS, Schmidt RJ, Hansen RL, Ghosh D, Ludena-Rodriguez Y, Kim K, Ritchie MD, Hertz-Picciotto I, Selleck SB. The joint effect of air pollution exposure and copy number variation on risk for autism. Autism Res. 2017 Apr 27.

Wikoff WR, Grapov D, Fahrmann JF, DeFelice B, Rom WN, Pass HI, Kim K, Nguyen U, Taylor SL, Gandara DR, Kelly K, Fiehn O, Miyamoto S. Metabolomic markers of altered nucleotide metabolism in early stage adenocarcinoma. Cancer Prev Res. 2015; 8(5):410-8

Polage CR, Gyorke CE, Kennedy MA, Leslie JL, Chin DL, Wang S, Nguyen HH, Huang B, Tang YW, Lee LW, Kim K, Taylor S, Romano PS, Panacek EA, Goodell PB, Solnick JV, Cohen SH. Overdiagnosis of Clostridium difficile Infection in the Molecular Test Era. JAMA internal medicine. 2015;175(11):1792-801.

Kim K, Ruhaak LR, Nguyen UT, Taylor SL, Dimapasoc LM, Williams CC, Stroble C, Ozcan S, Miyamoto S, Lebrilla C, Leiserowitz GS. Evaluation of Glycomic Profiling as a Diagnostic Biomarker for Epithelial Ovarian Cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014;23(4):611-21.

Tomilov A, Bettaieb A, Kim K, Sahdeo S, Tomilova N, Lam A, Hagopian K, Connell M, Fong J, Rowland D, Griffey S, Ramsey J, Haj F, Cortopassi G. Shc depletion stimulates brown fat activity in vivo and in vitro. Aging Cell. 2014;13(6):1049-58.

Gungor Z, Anuurad E, Enkhmaa B, Zhang W, Kim K, Berglund L. Apo E4 and lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 synergistically increase cardiovascular risk. Atherosclerosis. 2012 Jul;223(1):230-4.

Tomilov AA, Bicocca V, Schoenfeld RA, Giorgio M, Migliaccio E, Ramsey JJ, Kim KM, Hagopian K, Pelicci PG, Cortopassi GA. The Shc locus regulates insulin signaling and adiposity in mammals. Aging cell . 2011 Feb;10(1):55-65.

Weiss RH and Kim K. Metabolomics in the Study of Kidney Diseases. Nature Reviews Nephrology . 2011 Oct 25;8(1):22-33.