Dr. Kyoungmi Kim

Kyoungmi Kim (Membership thumbnail)

Kyoungmi Kim is a professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences focusing on biostatistics. She particularly uses statistical methodologies to locate complex disease genes in quantitative genetic analysis and bioinformatics tools to understand molecular functions combining different types of -omics data.

Additionally, she focuses on computational and statistical approaches to disease biomarker discovery, including early detection of diseases (such as cancers and genetic disorders) and predictions of responses to therapeutic interventions and risk of patient stratification.

She also collaborates on projects addressing the genetic component of multi-factorial chronic conditions such as neurodegenerative disease, heart disease, metabolic disease and cancer.

Positions at UC Davis

  • Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Disease biomarkers
  • Quantitative genetics
  • Post-genomics
  • Statistical and research methodology

Major Research Papers

Berglund L, Kim K, Zhang W, Prakash N, Truax K, Anuurad E, Enkhmaa B. Lp(a)-Associated Oxidized Phospholipids in Healthy Black and White Participants in Relation to apo(a) Size, Age, and Family Structure. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 Sep 7;10(17):e020158. doi:10.1161/JAHA.120.020158. Epub 2021 Aug 25. PMID:34431330.

Maverakis E, Merleev AA, Park D, Kailemia MJ, Xu G, Ruhaak LR, Kim K, Hong Q, Li Q, Leung P, Liakos W, Wan YY, Bowlus CL, Marusina AI, Lal NN, Xie Y, Luxardi G, Lebrilla CB. Glycan biomarkers of autoimmunity and bile acid-associated alterations of the human glycome: Primary biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis-specific glycans. Clin Immunol. 2021 Sep;230:108825. doi:10.1016/j.clim.2021.108825. Epub 2021 Aug 14. PMID:34403816. 

Taylor S, Ponzini M, Wilson M, Kim K. Comparison of imputation and imputation-free methods for statistical analysis of mass spectrometry data with missing data. Brief Bioinform. 2021 Sep 1;. doi:10.1093/bib/bbab353. PMID:34472591.

Zhou Z, Hagopian K, López-Domínguez JA, Kim K, Jasoliya M, Roberts MN, Cortopassi GA, Showalter MR, Roberts BS, González-Reyes JA, Baar K, Rutkowsky J, Ramsey JJ. A ketogenic diet impacts markers of mitochondrial mass in a tissue specific manner in aged mice. Aging (Albany NY). 2021 Mar 18;13(6):7914-7930. doi:10.18632/aging.202834. Epub 2021 Mar 18. PMID:33735837.

Merleev AA, Park D, Xie Y, Kailemia MJ, Xu G, Ruhaak LR, Kim K, Hong Q, Li Q, Patel F, Wan YY, Marusina AI, Adamopoulos IE, Lal NN, Mitra A, Le ST, Shimoda M, Luxardi G, Lebrilla CB, Maverakis E. A site-specific map of the human plasma glycome and its age and gender-associated alterations. Sci Rep. 2020 Oct 15;10(1):17505. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-73588-x.PMID:33060657.

Education and Degree(s)
  • BS, The Chungnam National University, 1997
  • MS, Applied Mathematics, University of Kentucky, 1999
  • PhD, Statistcs, University of Kentucky, 2003
  • Fellowship, Statistical Genetics and Genomics, University of Alabama, 2005
Honors and Awards
  • Graduate Student Travel Award for Best Paper. Joint Conference of the Korean Data and Information Science Society and the Korean Data Analysis Society (2002)
  • Graduate Student Travel Fellowship, University of Kentucky (2003)
  • RL Anderson Award for Best Student of the Year, University of Kentucky (2003)
  • Med/Surg Research Award for the metabolomic lung cancer project given by the Departments of Internal Medicine and Surgery (2010)