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Hye-Chung Kum

Hye-Chung Kum,PhD



School of Public Health


health information technology, data science, biomedical informatics, population informatics
health policy, population health, health services research, public health

About Hye-Chung Kum

Hye-Chung Kum’s main research involves using the abundance of existing digital data, such as government administrative data and electronic health records, to support accurate evidence-based decisions for policy, management, legislation, evaluation and research.

Kum is a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health and is the co-director of the Texas A&M Population Informatics Lab.

Kum was inducted as a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) for her contributions and professional accomplishments in applying informatics skills and knowledge.

She is part of a National Institutes of Health training grant on data science where she is developing a two-hour webinar on information privacy/confidentiality when handling data. The webinar is part of a series of data science webinars with a focus on biomedical informatics.

Kum received her Bachelor of Science in computer science from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, her Master of Science in computer science, her Master of Social Work and her PhD, all from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.