Sung Kyun Park, Sc.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Co-Director, Occupational Epidemiology Program, Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering (COHSE)
Office: (734) 936-1719; Fax: (734) 936-2084
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
- Professional Summary
- Courses Taught
- Research Interest & Projects
- Selected Publications
- Professional Affiliations
Dr. Park is Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He also has a joint appointment in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Co-Director of the Occupational Epidemiology Program in the Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering (COHSE) (aka NIOSH ERC).
Dr. Park received his M.P.H in Environmental Health from Seoul National University in 2000 and a doctoral degree (Sc.D.) in Environmental Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2005.
Dr. Park's research focuses on health effects of various environmental pollutants, such as air pollution, heavy metals, endocrine disruptors (e.g. bisphenol-A), and noise. He has a specific interest in gene-environment interaction and nutrition-environment interaction. He is also interested in statistical approaches to integrating multiple pollutants and pollutant mixtures (e.g. Environmental Risk Score). He is working with several ongoing cohort studies, such as the Normativa Aging Study, Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN), Amish Family Diabetes Study (AFDS), and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).
BIOSTAT698: Modern Statistical Methods in Epidemiologic Studies
EHS675: Data Analysis for Environmental Epidemiology Syllabus (PDF)
EPID675: Data Analysis for Environmental Epidemiology Syllabus (PDF)
EPID815: Modern Statistical Methods in Epidemiologic Studies Syllabus (PDF)
Sc.D., Environmental Epidemiology, Harvard University, 2005
M.P.H., Envirohnmental Health, Seoul National University, 2000
B.S., Food Science and Technology, Seoul National University, 1998
Research Interests & Projects
Dr. Park's research focuses on health effects of environmental exposures, such as air pollution, heavy metals, bisphenol-A, and noise, in aging populations. He is investigating the associations of exposures to air pollution, lead, cadmium, bisphenol-A and noise with subclinical cardiovascular outcomes (heart rate variability, homocysteine), lung function, and age-related diseases (type-2 diabetes, hearing loss, osteoporosis, cataract) in the Normative Aging Study, a longitudinal study of aging. He has a specific interest in gene-environment and nutrient-environment interactions. Dr. Park is leading studies on air pollution and heart rate variability and type-2 diabetes in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). He is also working on the effects of noise and heavy metals on hearing loss and cardiovascular disease using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES).
Park, S.K., Tao, Y., Meeker, J.D., Harlow, S.D., Mukherjee, B. (2014). Environmental risk score as a new tool to examine multi-pollutants in epidemiologic research: an example from the NHANES study using serum lipid levels PLoS ONE, 9(6), e98632.
Park SK, Adar SD, O’Neill MS, Auchincloss AH, Szpiro A, Bertoni AG, Navas-Acien A, Kaufman JD, Diez Roux AV (2014). Long-term exposure to air pollution and type-2 diabetes in a multi-ethnic cohort Am J Epidemiol, (accepted)
Bakulski, K.M., Park, S.K., Weisskopf, M.G., Tucker, K.L., Sparrow, D., Spiro III, A., Vokonas, P.S., Nie, L.H., Hu, H., Weuve, J. (2014). Lead exposure, B-vitamins, and plasma homocysteine in Men 55 years of age and older: The VA Normative Aging Study Environmental Health Perspectives, 122, 1066-1074.
Wickerham EL, Schaumberg DA, Park SK (2014). Environmental Cadmium and Lead Exposures and Age-related Macular Degeneration in US Adults: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005 to 2008 Environ Res, 133, 178-184.
Silver M.K., O'Neill M.S., Sowers M.R., Park S.K. (2011). Urinary Bisphenol A and Type-2 Diabetes in U.S. Adults: Data from NHANES 2003-2008 PLoS ONE, 10, e26868.
Park SK, Elmarsafawy S, Mukherjee B, Spiro A III, Vokonas PS, Nie H, Weisskopf MG, Schwartz J, Hu H (2010). Cumulative Lead Exposure and Age-related Hearing Loss: The VA Normative Aging Study Hearing Research, 269(1-2), 48-55.
Park S. K., Mukherjee B., Xia X., Sparrow D., Weisskopf M. G., Nie H., Hu H. (2009). Bone Lead Level Prediction Models and Their Application to Examining the Relationship of Lead Exposure and Hypertension in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES-III) J Occup Environ Med, 51(12), 1422-1436.
Park S. K., Tucker K. L., O'Neill M. S., Sparrow D., Vokonas P. S., Hu H., Schwartz J. (2009). Fruit, vegetable and fish consumption and heart rate variability: the Veterans Administration Normative Aging Study Am J Clin Nutr, 89(3), 778-786.
Park, S.K., O'Neill, M.S., Wright, R.O. Hu, H., Vokomoas, P.S., Sparrow, D. , Suh, H. and Schwartz, J. (2006). HFE geotype, particulate air pollution, and heart rate variability: a gene-environment interaction. Circulation, 114(25), 2798-2805.
Park S.K., O'Neill, M.S., Vokonas, P.S., Sparrow, D. and Schwartz, J." (2005). Effects of air pollution on heart rate variability: the VA Normative Aging Study. Environmental Health Perspectives, 113(3), 304-309.
International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
Society for Epidemiologic Research
Korean Society of Environmental Health
Korean Society for Preventive Medicine