Jin-ah Sim, PhD

Jin-ah Sim, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate

Departments

Education

BA - Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Republic of Korea (2009)
MS - Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea (2015)
PhD - Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea (2018)

Honors and Awards

Grants

  • 2018- Personal Basic Research in Science and Engineering, Fund of South Korea National Research Foundation (2018R1D1A1B07050704)
  • 2016- Global PhD. Fellowship, Fund of South Korea National Research Foundation (2016H1A2A1907839)

Awards

  • 2015 - Seoul National University, Biomedical Science Project, Brain Korea 21 Plus, SCI Best Paper Award
  • 2016 - Seoul National University, Biomedical Science Project, Brain Korea 21 Plus, SCI Best Paper Award
  • 2017 - Seoul National University, Biomedical Science Project, Brain Korea 21 Plus, SCI Best Paper Award

Research Interests

  • Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) measurements
  • Digital health informatics
  • Cancer survivorship prediction & disease prevention strategy
  • Machine learning & Text mining
  • Health care Big Data analysis

Current Research

  • Patient-reported outcomes (PRO) measurement in pediatric cancer  
  • Machine learning methods and applications in symptom research 

Selected Publications

Yun YH, Rhee YE, Kang E, Sim JA. The Satisfaction with Life Scale and the Subjective Well-Being Inventory in the General Korean Population: Psychometric Properties and Normative Data. Int J Environ Res Public Health Apr 30;16(9), 2019.

Lee J, Sim JA (co-first), Kim JW, Yun YH. Establishment of Normative Self-Rated Health Status Data and Association between Ideal Life Expectancy and Social Wellness of General Population in Korea. Asian Nurs Res May;13(2):99-106, 2019.

Kim MS, Lee J, Sim JA, Kwon JH, Kang EJ, Kim YJ, Lee J, Song EK, Kang JH, Nam EM, Kim SY, Yun HJ, Jung KH, Park JD, Yun Y. Discordance between Physician and the General Public Perceptions of Prognostic Disclosure to Children with Serious Illness: a Korean Nationwide Study. J Korean Med Sci Jan 16;34(3):e30, 2019.

Park HY, Kim YA, Sim JA, Lee J, Ryu H, Lee JL, Maeng CH, Kwon JH, Kim YJ, Nam EM, Shim HJ, Song EK, Jung KH, Kang EJ, Kang JH, Yun YH. Attitudes of the General Public, Cancer Patients, Family Caregivers, and Physicians toward Advance Care Planning: A Nationwide Survey Prior to the Enforcement of the Life-Sustaining Treatment Decision-Making Act. J Pain Symptom Manage Apr;57(4):774-782, 2019.

Woo HT, Sim JA (co-first), Mo J, Yun YH, Shin A. Regional differences in colorectal cancer mortality between 2000 and 2013 in Republic of Korea. J Epidemiol 2018 [Epub ahead of print]

Yun YH, Kim KN, Sim JA, Yoo SH, Kim M, Kim YA, Kang BD, Shim HJ, Song EK, Kang JH, Kwon JH, Lee JL, Nam EM, Maeng CH, Kang EJ, Do YR, Choi YS, Jung KH. Comparison of attitudes towards five end-of-life care interventions (active pain control, withdrawal of futile life-sustaining treatment, passive euthanasia, active euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide): a multicentered cross-sectional survey of Korean patients with cancer, their family caregivers, physicians and the general Korean population. BMJ Open Sep 11;8(9):e020519, 2018.

Yun YH, Kim Y, Sim JA, Choi SH, Lim C, Kang JH. Development and Validity Testing of the School Health Score Card. J Sch Health Aug;88(8):569-575, 2018.

Yun YH, Kim KN, Sim JA, Kang E, Lee J, Choo J, Yoo SH, Kim M, Kim YA, Kang BD, Shim HJ, Song EK, Kang JH, Kwon JH, Lee JL, Lee SN, Maeng CH, Kang EJ, Do YR, Choi YS, Jung KH. Priorities of a "good death" according to cancer patients, their family caregivers, physicians, and the general population: a nationwide survey. Support Care Cancer Oct;26(10):3479-3488, 2018.

Yun YH, Kang EK, Lee J, Choo J, Ryu H, Yun HM, Kang JH, Kim TY, Sim JA, Kim Y. Development and validation of the quality care questionnaire-palliative care (QCQ-PC): patient-reported assessment of quality of palliative care. BMC Palliat Care  Mar 5;17(1):40, 2018.

Yun YH, Jung JY, Sim JA, Lee J, Noh DY, Han W, Park KJ, Jeong SY, Park JW, Wu HG, Chie EK, Kim HJ, Jung KH, Zo JI, Kim S, Lee JE, Nam SJ, Lee ES, Oh JH, Kim YW, Kim YT, Shim YM. Development and validation of the smart management strategy for health assessment tool-short form (SAT-SF) in cancer survivors. Qual Life Res Feb;27(2):347-354, 2018.

Kim YI, Kim YA, Kim CG, Ryu KW, Kim YW, Sim JA, Yun YH, Choi IJ. Serial intermediate-term quality of life comparison after endoscopic submucosal dissection versus surgery in early gastric cancer patients. Surg Endosc Apr;32(4):2114-2122, 2018.

Yun YH, Kim YA, Sim JA, Lee MK, Nam BH, Kim SH, Lee ES, Noh DY, Lim JY, Kim S, Kim SY, Cho CH, Jung KH, Chun MS, Lee SN, Park KH, Park SH, A randomized controlled trial of physical activity, dietary habit, and distress management with the Leadership and Coaching for Health (LEACH) Program for disease-free cancer survivors. BMC Cancer May 2;17(1):298, 2017.

Sim JA, Chang YJ, Shin A, Noh DY, Han W, Yang HK, Kim YW, Kim YT, Jeong SY, Yoon JH, Kim YJ, Heo D, Kim TY, Oh DY, Wu HG, Kim HJ, Chie EK, Kang KW, Kim JH, Yun YH. Perceived needs for the information communication technology (ICT)-based personalized health management program, and its association with information provision, health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and decisional conflict in cancer patients. Psycho-oncology Nov;26(11):1810-1817, 2017.

Yun YH, Sim JA, Park EG, Park JD, Noh DY. Employee Health Behaviors, Self-Reported Health Status, and Association with Absenteeism: Comparison with the General Population. J Occup Environ Med Sep;58(9):932-9, 2016.

Yun YH, Kim YA, Sim JA, Shin AS, Chang YJ, Lee J, Kim MS, Shim YM, Zo JL. Prognostic value of quality of life score in disease-free survivors of surgically-treated lung cancer. BMC Cancer Jul 20;16:505, 2016.

Yun YH, Sim JA, Lim YJ, Lim CI, Kang SC, Kang JH, Park JD, Noh DY. Development and Validity Testing of the Worksite Health Index: An Assessment Tool to Help and Improve Korean Employees' Health-Related Outcome. J Occup Environ Med Jun;58(6):623-30, 2016.

Kim MK, Sim JA (co-first), Yun YH, Bae DS, Nam JH, Park CT, Cho CH, Lee JM, Park SY. Health-Related Quality of Life and Sociodemographic Characteristics as Prognostic Indicators of Long-term Survival in Disease-Free Cervical Cancer Survivors. Int J Gynecol Cancer May;26(4):743-9, 2016.

Sim JA, Kim JW, Yun YH. Holistic Approach to Health Behaviors and Health Status and their Association in the General Korean Population. Ann Psychiatry Ment Health 4(3):1068, 2016.

Sim JA, Shin JS, Park SM, Chang YJ, Shin A, Noh DY, Han W, Yang HK, Lee HJ, Kim YW, Kim YT, Jeong SY, Yoon JH, Kim YJ, Heo DS, Kim TY, Oh DY, Wu HG, Kim HJ, Chie EK, Kang KW, Yun YH. Association between information provision and decisional conflict in cancer patients. Ann Oncol Sep;26(9):1974-80, 2015.

Yun YH, Jung JY, Sim JA, Choi H, Lee JM, Noh DY, Han W, Park KJ, Jeong SY, Park JW, Wu HG, Chie EK, Kim HJ, Lee JH, Zo ZI, Kim S, Lee JE, Nam SJ, Lee ES, Oh JH, Kim YW, Kim YT, Shim YM. Patient-reported assessment of self-management strategies of health in cancer patients: development and validation of the Smart Management Strategy for Health Assessment Tool (SAT). Psychooncology Dec;24(12):1723-30, 2015.

Yun YH, Sim JA, Jung JY, Noh DY, Lee ES, Kim YW, Oh JH, Ro JS, Park SY, Park SJ, Cho KH, Chang YJ, Bae YM, Kim SY, Jung KH, Zo ZI, Lim JY, Lee SN. The association of self-leadership, health behaviors, and posttraumatic growth with health-related quality of life in patients with cancer. Psychooncology Dec;23(12):1423-30, 2014.

Lee SH, Shin DE, Sim JA, Yun YH, Public Perception and Acceptance of National Strategy for Well-dying. Korean J Hosp Palliat Care 16(2): 90-97, 2013.

Last update: June 2019