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Hyeoneui Kim
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Hyeoneui Kim, PhD, MPH, RN

Associate Professor

  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Kim is Associate Professor at the Duke University School of Nursing. Dr. Kim received a PhD in Health Informatics from the University of Minnesota at Twin Cities, completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Decision Systems Group at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. After the post-doctoral training, she joined the Clinical Informatics Research and Development group of Partner’s Healthcare as a nurse informatician, where she was heavily involved in analyzing and designing nursing documentation system. Dr. Kim came to Duke from UC San Diego’s School of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Informatics where she was an associate professor. She was also associate director of the T15 training program on biomedical informatics funded through the National Library of Medicine. Her research interests in data standardization, consumer informatics, and nursing decision support complement the school’s research areas of excellence. The overall goal of Dr. Kim’s research is to facilitate the reuse of biomedical data via standardization and effective representations. Data standardization encompasses standardized terminologies, metadata generation and information modeling, which are critical foundations for any informatics solutions that deal with biomedical data. Dr. Kim’s work has particular focuses on the reuse of clinical data to support patient care and she have demonstrated the impact of data reuse by developing prototype nursing clinical decision support tools and algorithms for acuity estimation, pressure ulcer risk assessment, and pain assessment. Dr. Kim is also experienced in developing infrastructure for data standardization to support big data analyses through two NIH funded projects. In these projects, Dr. Kim led development of a data standardization tool and standardization of the metadata extracted from various biomedical datasets. Dr. Kim’s data standardization and representation work also expands to the area of consumer health informatics, Dr. Kim’s research in consumer focus data representation includes use of pictograms in health communication and assessing/improving the readability of various health texts. Dr. Kim’s latest consumer oriented informatics research aims to empower patients by providing a means to indicate their preference on sharing health data for research. Presenting a wide range of health data in such a way that help patients determine the level of data sharing is also critical component in this project.

    Academic Program Affiliations

    Master of Science in Nursing Program
    PhD in Nursing Program


    PhDUniversity of Minnesota at Twin Cities
    MPHSeoul National University
    BSNSeoul National University

    Research Interests

    Data standardization Nursing decision support system Consumer informatics Health disparity