Nationally Recognized Epidemiologist joins the faculty of UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing

Sanghyuk Shin, PhD
Nationally recognized epidemiologist Sanghyuk Shin, PhD, has joined the faculty of the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing.

Nationally recognized epidemiologist Sanghyuk Shin, PhD, joined the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing faculty as an assistant professor and will begin teaching master- and PhD- level courses in Winter 2017.

“I am eager to begin collaborating with UCI’s nursing school faculty, students, and the surrounding community on research to improve health among vulnerable populations,” said Shin.

An accomplished scholar and academician, Shin’s research has been published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Journal of Urology, and the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, among others. His interests include molecular epidemiology, HIV/TB co-infection, community-based interventions, evaluation of medical diagnostics, global health, and social determinants of health. Much of his current research is centered on tuberculosis (TB).

“My vision for the school is to train future nurse researchers, educators and innovators, in the classroom and across the healthcare system in ways that will improve population health outcomes and the patient experience," said Adey Nyamathi, dean of the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing at UCI. "Having Professor Shin join our faculty is an illustration of our commitment to this vision.  He is a valued addition to our faculty and our surrounding community at large.”

Prior to joining the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, Shin served as an assistant professor in-residence for the Department of Epidemiology in the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  Shin earned his PhD in Public Health from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD)/San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Program. He earned an MSc in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. His Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is from UCLA.

“The addition of Professor Shin aligns with our mission to expand our faculty and significantly build research capacity to address critical healthcare issues,” added Nyamathi. “Building our faculty brings us one step closer to becoming a top-ranked nursing school."