June Kim

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Ph.D. Epidemiology
Columbia University

M.H.S. Mental Health
Johns Hopkins University

B.A. Public Health
Johns Hopkins University


Dr. Kim is a post-doctoral fellow at ISPH. His prior work includes the role of stressful life events on alcohol craving, differences in nonmedical prescription drug use by educational attainment, and the association between gambling and risky sexual behaviors among inner-city adolescents. He has also written a methodological paper outlining design principles underlying traffic safety studies, as well as assessment of relative opioid positivity among fatally injured drivers crashing in states with and without medical marijuana laws. Dr. Kim completed his training in substance use epidemiology at Columbia University, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship with the Behavioral Science Training in Drug Abuse Research Fellowship at New York University.

Recent publications:

Kim JH. State-level relationships cannot tell us anything about individuals, but what they tell us about states should still be of interest. Addiction. 2019 Jan 24. doi: 10.1111/add.14543. [Epub ahead of print]

Williams AR, Olfson M, Kim JH, Martins SS, Kleber HD. Older, Less Regulated Medical Marijuana Programs Have Much Greater Enrollment Rates Than Newer 'Medicalized' Programs. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Mar; 35(3), 480-488. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.0528

Kim JH, Mooney SJ. The epidemiologic principles underlying traffic safety study designs. Int J Epidemiol. 2016 Oct;45(5):1668-1675. DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyw172 Epub 2016 Aug 14.

Kim JH, Santaella-Tenorio J, Mauro C, Wrobel J, Cerdà M, Keyes KM, Hasin D, Martins SS, Li G. State Medical Marijuana Laws and the Prevalence of Opioids Detected Among Fatally Injured Drivers. Am J Public Health. 2016 Nov;106(11):2032-2037. Epub 2016 Sep 15. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303426

Martins SS, Mauro CM, Santaella-Tenorio J, Kim JH, Cerda M, Keyes KM, Hasin DS, Galea S, Wall M. State-level medical marijuana laws, marijuana use and perceived availability of marijuana among the general U.S. population. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Dec 1;169:26-32. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.10.004. Epub 2016 Oct 11.