Kim uses economic theories and methods to study the social and economic values of healthcare and social care and to draw policies that improve the values of services (through improving quality and operational efficiency) and achieve more equitable distribution of service access and utilization, especially for disadvantaged groups.
Words of Strength
Curiosity, connecting ideas, working toward a common goal
Research and co-create evidence-based and sustainable solutions in health and social care to reduce disparities in service access, utilization and health and quality-of-life outcomes for people living with dementia.
Kim is currently leading an international valuation project for the dementia-specific utility instrument (AD5D), which enables economists and researchers to measure and compare the economic outcomes of dementia interventions.
Kim hopes to seek and foster collaboration with the network of extraordinary researchers across disciplines and cultural backgrounds, united under one common goal to improve brain health for populations across the world.
Dementia is a devastating diagnosis for individuals and their families, as their normal lives become increasingly disrupted as the disease progresses. For the health and social care systems, dementia is associated with a large economic burden.
Kim received her economic training in Vietnam and Australia. She worked as a research consultant for development projects in Vietnam before undertaking her PhD in health economics at the University of Queensland, Australia. After completing her PhD, she worked at three different universities in Brisbane before joining the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland as a Senior Research Fellow.