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Sun Ha Jee, PhD

  • Associate Professor - Adjunct

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+82 2 365-5118

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Dr. Sun Ha Jee developed the Korean Cancer Provention Study (KCPS) in 2001. This is a Large-scale cohort study of active and passive smoking and risk for cancer and other diseases among the Korean population. The cohort consists of over one million adult Koreans who had a physical examination as part of their care by the national health insurance program. Recent analyses have addressed diabetes, blood glucose, and cancer risk; white blood cells and risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease; and body mass index and mortality and morbidity. Publications have addressed active smoking and cancer risk, risk factors for liver cancer, and diabetes, blood glucose and cancer risk.

Honors and Awards

American Heart Association, Jeremiah Stammler Award Finalist, 2000 Korean Society of Epidemiology, the 1st Young Investigator Award, 2001 Yonsei Academic Award in Medicine, Yonsei University, 2005 Outstanding Professor Award in Research, Yonsei University, 2002 to 2006 Monthly Scientist Award, Korean Ministry of Science & Technology, 2007

  • Cohort Study Obesity Hypertension Diabetes Metabolic Syndrome Smoking Prediction Model
  • Jee SH, Park JY, Jo I, Lee J, Yun SJ, Yun JE, Jang YS. Smoking and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in women with lower levels of serum cholesterol. Atherosclerosis 2007;190:306-312

  • Jee SH, Sull JW, Park J, Lee SY, Ohrr H, Guallar E, Samet JM. Body-mass index and mortality in Korean men and women. N Engl J Med 2006;355:779-787. 2006 Aug 24.

  • Jee SH, Ohrr H, Sull JW, Yun JE, Min J, Samet JM. Fasting serum glucose level and cancer risk in Korean men and women. JAMA 2005;293(2):1-9

  • Jee SH, Boulware LE, Guallar E, Suh I, Appel LJ, Miller ER III. Direct, progressive association of cardiovascular risk factors with incident proteinuria. Results from the Korean Medical Insurance Corporation (KMIC) Study. Arch Intern Med 2005;165:2299-2304.

  • Jee SH, Pastor-Barriuso R, Appel LJ, Suh I, Miller ER III, Guallar E. Body mass index and incident ischemic heart disease in Korean men and women. Am J Epidemiol 2005;162:42-48.