Dr. JinHee Kim

Public Health Physician
Environmental and Occupational Health


"It is a privilege to be part of and support public health practice in Ontario. In environmental public health, there are unique opportunities and challenges that I am excited to address as part of an organization that bridges science, practice and policy."

Areas of Expertise

  • surveillance of environmental hazards and exposures
  • food safety and risk
  • primary care medicine
  • land use planning policy
  • environmental burden of disease

Academic Degrees and Accreditations

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • Master of Public Health (Epidemiology), University of Toronto
  • Fellow, The Royal College of Physicians of Canada, Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Member, College of Family Physicians of Canada

PHO Research Interests

  • Tracking of environmental hazards, exposures and health outcomes to enhance information for public health action.
  • Environmental burden of illness as a means to assess the relative impact of different environmental health issues on the health of the population.
  • Approaches to human health risk assessment for environmental hazards.

PHO Research Activities

  • public health response to lead exposures
  • health impact assessments in environmental health

Public Health Ontario Scientist Profile: JinHee Kim

Dr. JinHee Kim discusses what excites her about her work, the impact of her research and why she chose Public Health Ontario.

Duration: 1 min

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Updated 22 Oct 2019