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Ki-Do Eum

Research Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Ki-Do Eum

Research Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone 617-627-3211
Anderson Hall, Room 302
200 College Ave, Medford, MA
environmental epidemiology, big data analysis, epidemiology methods

Ki-Do Eum received a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea, as well as a master's degree in public health and a Ph.D. from Seoul National University. As a graduate student, he performed research in various fields of environmental health, ranging from exposure science to environmental epidemiology. For example, he characterized levels of urinary 1-hydroxypyrene, a cancer biomarker, in a cohort of residents living near a steel mill and assessed the association of urinary 1-hydroxypyrene to cancer incidence in these residents. He also identified key risk factors in the work place through the development of Korea-specific job stress questionnaires. To further develop his research skills, Eum moved to Boston to begin a post-doctoral fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health.  While there, he researched topics related to the impact of environmental pollution on cognitive function and cardiovascular disease and developed new methods of epidemiological analysis. Prior to joining the faculty at Tufts, Eum worked as a lecturer at Yong-In University and Hankyong National University in South Korea. He has published over 15 peer-reviewed papers on the effects of pollution on health.

Ph.D., Seoul National University, 2008
M.P.H., Seoul National University, 2003
B.S., Konkuk University, 2001
Professional Experience: 

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Heavy Metal Epidemiology, Harvard University


Lecturer, Hankyong National University