Sung Kyun Park, Sc.D., M.P.H.
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).
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).