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Yushim Kim

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Assoc Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3720
Assoc Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3720
Biography

Yushim Kim (Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management, Ohio State University, 2006) is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Affairs, a Senior Sustainability Scholar at Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and a Graduate Faculty in Complex Adaptive Systems Science at Arizona State University.

Personal website: http://www.public.asu.edu/~ykim88/

Research Interests

Dr. Kim's research contributes to the field by advancing systems thinking as it relates to complex policy and management problems. She is interested in examining why and how undesirable problems and events occur, and how to respond to seemingly insoluble problems. In specific, she is interested in investigating the way in which a complex adaptive systems perspective and associated analytical tools (e.g., computational simulation modeling, qualitative comparative analysis, and social network analysis) provide useful insights to address questions such as these. Two projects below highlight her substantive and methodological interests.

Since Dr. Kim joined Arizona State University, her early interest in supporting Ohio Medicaid and WIC decisions at the Ohio Department of Health expanded to studying emerging infectious disease outbreaks, such as that of 2009 H1N1. In collaboration with an epidemiologist, an applied mathematician, and practitioners at the Arizona Department of Health Services, her work in this research area focused on understanding how the Arizona public perceives the risk of the new disease and is prepared for it, as well as how to support critical government decisions during the outbreak. Recently, she joined an interdisciplinary research team at a university in Seoul, South Korea. She is examining the way in which inter-organizational emergency response networks (collaboration and conflict networks) formed and evolved during the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak in Seoul in May-June 2015.

She has also been interested in understanding environmental justice problems, planning, and policy. During a collaboration of approximately six years, she and her colleagues (Heather Campbell and Adam Eckerd) wrote several research articles on environmental injustice topics and a refereed book, Rethinking Environmental Justice in Sustainable Cities: Insights from Agent-Based Modeling. In this book, they showed how and why environmental injustice needs to be approached as an emergent phenomenon of dynamic urban systems, and, if we use developing analytical tools such as agent-based modeling, what knowledge we can gain that is not readily obtained via other modes of inquiry. Building upon this work and experience in environmental injustice, she and her colleagues currently are developing a new research project on community involvement and civic capacity in the context of environmental risks. As a separate line of research with two other colleagues at Arizona State University, she is developing a research project on green space and equity.

Publications
  • Eckerd, A., Kim, Y., & Campbell, H. (2017). Community privilege and environmental justice: An agent-based analysis. Review of Policy Research, 34(2), 144-167.
  • Kim, Y., & Verweij, S. (2016). Two effective causal paths that explain the adoption of US state environmental justice policies. Policy Sciences, 49(4), 505-523.
  • Kim, Y., & Maroulis, S. (2015). Rethinking social welfare fraud from a complex adaptive systems perspective. Administration & Society, DOI: 10.1177/0095399715587520
  • Kim, Y., Zhong, W., Jehn, M., & Walsh, L. (2015). Public risk perceptions and preventive behaviors during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 9(2), 145-154.
  • Campbell, H., Kim, Y., & Eckerd, A. Local zoning and environmental justice: An agent-based analysis. Urban Affairs Review (2014).
  • Kim, Y., Campbell, H., & Eckerd, A. Residential choice constraints and environmental justice. Social Science Quarterly (2014).
  • Kim, Y., Zhong, W., & Chun, Y. Modeling sanction choices on fraudulent benefit exchanges in public service delivery. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (2013).
  • Zhong, W., Kim, Y., & Jehn, M. Modeling dynamics of an influenza pandemic with heterogeneous coping behaviors: Case study of a 2009 H1N1 outbreak in Arizona. Computational and Mathematical Organizational Theory (2013).
  • Chun, Y., Kim, Y., & Campbell, H. Using Bayesian methods to control for spatial autocorrelation in environmental justice research: An illustration using Toxics Release Inventory data for a Sunbelt county. Journal of Urban Affairs (2012).
  • Eckerd, A., Campbell, H., & Kim, Y. Helping those like us or harming those unlike us: Illuminating social processes leading to environmental injustice. Environment and Planning B (2012).
  • Kim, Y., Hahn, D., & Coursey, D. Decisions in research review boards: The roles of individual characteristics and communication media. Public Integrity (2012).
  • Peck, L., Kim, Y., & Lucio, J. An empirical examination of validity in evaluation. American Journal of Evaluation (2012).
  • Catlaw, T., & Kim, Y. Ontologies of multiplicity and simulation: Possibilities for public affairs inquiry. COMPACT I: Public Administration in Complexity (2012).
  • Kim, Y. Simulating a fraud mechanism in public service delivery. Simulations for Policy Inquiry (2012).
  • Zhong, W., Lant, T., Jehn, M., & Kim, Y. Pandemic influenza simulation with public avoidance behavior. Simulation for Policy Inquiry (2012).
  • Kim, Y., & McGraw, C. Use of agent-based modeling for e-Governance research. Proceeding of the 6th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (2012).
  • Kim, Y., Johnston, E., & Kang, H.S. A computational approach to managing performance dynamics of networked governance systems. Public Performance & Management Review (2011).
  • Megan, J., Kim, Y., Bradley, B., & Lant, T. Community knowledge, risk perception and preparedness for the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (2011).
  • Eckerd, A., Kim, Y., & Campbell, H. Using ABM to illuminate social processes leading to environmental injustice. Proceeding of Computational Social Science Society of America (2011).
  • . Policy Informatics. (2011).
  • Kim, Y., Kim, S., & Kim, H. Transfer from a home and community-based long-term care program to a nursing home: The Ohio experience. International Journal of Public Policy (2010).
  • Johnston, E., Quigley, P., & Kim, Y. Crossing the border: Exploring the barriers for including complexity methods in evidence-based policy debates. Complex Societal Dynamics: Security Challenges and Opportunities (2010).
  • Zhong, W., & Kim, Y. Using model replication to improve the reliability of agent-based models. Advances in Social Computing / Springer (2010).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 505Public Policy Analysis
PAF 541Program Evaluation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 509Public Affairs Capstone
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 540Adv Policy Analysis
PAF 591Seminar
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 541Program Evaluation
PAF 601Seminar:Pol Analysis & Eval
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 591Seminar
PAF 601Seminar:Pol Analysis & Eval
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 541Program Evaluation
PAF 591Seminar
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 579Public Policy Capstone
PAF 601Seminar:Pol Analysis & Eval
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 541Program Evaluation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 601Seminar:Pol Analysis & Eval
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 541Program Evaluation
PAF 591Seminar
Presentations
  • Eckerd, A., Campbell, H., & Kim, Y. Residential mobility and environmental justice: Insights from agent-based analysis. The 36th APPAM Annual Research Conference (Nov 2014).
  • Eckerd, A., Campbell, H., & Kim, Y. Social capital and environmental justice: An agent-based model. The 35th APPAM Annual Research Conference (Nov 2013).
  • Dooley, K., & Kim, Y. A conversation about being a scholar in the complexity sciences. Consortium for Biosocial Complex Systems Dynamical Discussion (Oct 2013).
  • Kim, Y. What to consider in launching and evaluating distance/online learning in your program. NASPAA Annual Conference (Oct 2013).
  • Kim, Y. Directing programs: The good, the bad and the ugly. NASPAA Annual Conference (Oct 2013).
  • Kim, Y. Policy Informatics: An application to environmental justice and policy. Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University (Jun 2013).
  • Kim, Y. Complexity science, agent-based modeling, and policy informatics: What are they doing in the space of policy analysis and management?. The Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity (Nov 2012).
  • Kim, Y., Campbell, H., & Eckerd, A. Race versus class in environmental justice: Using agent-based modeling. The 34rd APPAM Annual Research Conference (Nov 2012).
  • Kim, Y., & McGraw, C. Detecting fraud: Using modeling and simulation approaches in practice and research. The 6th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance Conference (Oct 2012).
  • Kim, Y. ICT-enabled governance and policy modeling: Bridging the North-South gap. The 6th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance Conference (Oct 2012).
  • Kim, Y. Building agent-based models with MPA/MPP students in classroom. NASPAA Annual Conference (Oct 2012).
  • Zhong, W., & Kim, Y. Inducing proper public actions through risk communication during an emergency. The 33rd APPAM Annual Research Conference (Nov 2011).
  • Campbell, H., Kim, Y., & Eckerd, A. Zoning systems, externalities, and environmental justice. The 33rd APPAM Annual Research Conference (Nov 2011).
  • Eckerd, A., Campbell, H., & Kim, Y. Using ABM to illuminate social processes leading to environmental injustice. The 2011 Computational Social Science Society of America Annual Conference (Oct 2011).
  • Catlaw, T., & Kim, Y. Philosophies of multiplicity and complexity sciences. COMPACT I (Jun 2011).
  • Zhong, W., & Kim, Y. Searching for sweet spots of communication during an emergency situation: Pandemic influenza outbreaks and public risk communication. The 11th Biannual PMRA (Jun 2011).
  • Eckerd, A., Campbell, H., & Kim, Y. Using agent-based modeling to disentangle environmental (in)justice. School of Public Affairs Colloquium (Feb 2011).
  • Peck, L., Kim, Y., & Lucio, J. An examination of validity in evaluation. The American Evaluation Association Conference (Nov 2010).
  • Chun, Y., Kim, Y., & Campbell, H. Environmental inequities in a Sunbelt city: A Bayesian spatial analysis. The 57th North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (Nov 2010).
  • Zhong, W., Kim, Y., Jehn, M., Bradley, B. & Lant, T. Public perception of risk during the Novel H1N1 pandemic. ), The 32nd APPAM Annual Research Conference (Nov 2010).
  • Eckerd, A., Campbell, H., & Kim, Y. Helping those like us or harming those unlike us: Using agent-based modeling to illuminate social processes leading to environmental injustice. The 32nd APPAM Annual Research Conference (Nov 2010).
  • Kim, Y., Landsbergen, D., & Desai, A. Simulations as narratives. NASPAA Annual Conference (Sep 2010).
Service
  • ASU SPA Personnel Committee, Member (2014 - Present)
  • NASPAA Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Committee Member (2014 - Present)
  • 13th IFIP e-Government Conference, Program Committee (2014 - Present)
  • Center for Technology in Government, Advisory Group (2014 - Present)
  • The 33rd APPAM Conference, Workshop Organizer (2013 - Present)
  • The 34th APPAM Conference, Program Committee (2013 - Present)
  • The 35th APPAM Annual Research Conference, Discussant (2013 - Present)
  • IFIP e-Government Conference, Program Committee (2013 - Present)
  • Crossover Project, Jury (2013 - Present)
  • XVII International Research Society for Public Management Conference, Co-chair (2013 - Present)
  • ASU SPA PAF505/540/540 and PAF501/503/579 Working Group, Member (2012 - Present)
  • The 33rd APPAM Conference, Panel Organizer (2011 - Present)
  • The 33rd APPAM Conference, Poster Presentation Judge (2011 - Present)
  • The 33rd APPAM Conference, Program Committee (2011 - Present)
  • ASU School of Public Affairs, Colloquium Organizer (2011 - Present)
  • ASU SPA, Faculty Search Committee (2010 - Present)
  • ASU SPA Master Committee, Member (2009 - Present)