Sun Hee Rim, PhD, MPH
Sun Hee Rim, PhD, MPH is an epidemiologist/health services researcher in CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch. Since joining CDC, the majority of her work has focused on evaluating cancer burden in subpopulations, access to and utilization of health care resources, and understanding physician- and patient- level factors that influence decision-making and practice patterns. Dr. Rim’s current research interests are in medical decision-making, patient-reported outcomes, and comparative effectiveness research. She has a special interest in identifying and addressing the needs of gynecologic cancer patients and improving public health initiatives around hereditary cancer syndromes.
Dr. Rim completed her undergraduate education at Brandeis University, received a Master in Public Health from the University of South Florida College of Public Health, and a doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Selected recent publications Dr. Rim has authored or co-authored include—
- 2017 Economic burden of chronic conditions among survivors of cancer in the United States.
- 2017 The potential impact of reducing indoor tanning on melanoma prevention and treatment costs in the United States: An economic analysis.
- 2016 Annual economic burden of productivity losses among adult survivors of childhood cancers.
- 2016 The impact of chronic conditions on the economic burden of cancer survivorship: a systematic review.
- 2016 Adherence of primary care physicians to evidence-based recommendations to reduce ovarian cancer mortality.
- 2014 U.S. primary care physicians’ prostate cancer screening practices: A vignette-based analysis of screening men at high risk.
- 2014 The effect of gynecologic oncologist availability on ovarian cancer mortality.
- 2013 Colorectal cancer incidence and screening—United States, 2008 and 2010.
- 2012 Physician knowledge and awareness of CA-125 as a screen for ovarian cancer in the asymptomatic, average-risk population.
- 2011 Characteristics and survival associated with ovarian cancer diagnosed as first cancer and ovarian cancer diagnosed subsequent to a previous cancer.
- 2011 Considering racial and ethnic preferences in communication and interactions among the patient, family member, and physician following diagnosis of localized prostate cancer: study of a U.S. population.
- 2011 Colorectal cancer screening—United States, 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008.
- 2011 A national initiative for women and healthcare providers: CDC’s Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign.
- 2011 Discussions about prostate cancer screening between U.S. primary care physicians and their patients.
- 2010 Summary and impact of ovarian cancer research and programmatic activities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- 2009 Colorectal cancer incidence in the United States, 1999–2004: An updated analysis of data from the National Program of Cancer Registries and the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program.