CHSE Faculty: Hyunjee Kim

hyunjee kim 

Hyunjee Kim, PhD

Research Economist
Center for Health Systems Effectiveness
Admin Unit: SOM-Emergency Medicine


Research Interests:

Health economics, healthcare provider behavior, long-term care, and Medicaid policy

Dr. Kim's research focuses on health care providers' behavioral responses to financial incentives in various types of health care settings in the United States. She has examined 1) how home health agencies have strategically navigated the Medicare reimbursement system and 2) how health care providers have adjusted service provision patterns under the health care delivery transformation in Oregon. She has also done several projects on the experiences of informal caregivers.


  • Kim H & Norton EC. Effects of the 10 Percent Cap in Medicare Home Health Care on Treatment Intensity and Patient Discharge Status (forthcoming Health Services Research)
  • Kim H & Norton EC. Practice patterns among entrants and incumbents in the home health market after the PPS was implemented (forthcoming Health Economics)
  • Dunkle R, Feld S, Lehning A, Kim H, Shen H, Kim M. Does becoming an ADL spousal caregiver increase the caregiver's depressive symptoms? Research on Aging, 2014; 36(6): 655-682.
  • Choi Y, Kim Y, Drankus D, Kim H. Preservation and modification of culture in family socialization: Development of parenting measures for Korean immigrant families. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 2013;4(2): 143-154.

Work in Progress

  • Jung J, Wu B, Kim H, Polsky D. Effects of Publicized Quality Information on Home Health Agency Choice (R&R invited from American Journal of Health Economics)
  • Effect of Competitive Pressures on Gaming Behaviors: Evidence from Medicare Home Health Care (with Bingxiao Wu & Jeah Jung)
  • Firms' Response to Financial Incentives: Evidence from Home Health Market (with Edward Norton)
  • Variation in Provider Entry Rates and Health Expenditures: Evidence from Home Health Market (with Jeah Jung)
  • Opioid Misuse among Medicaid Population in Oregon (with John McConnell & Lorie Jacob)


  • Ph.D. Economics & Social Work (2013), University of Michigan
  • M.A. Economics (2012), University of Michigan
  • A.M. Social Work (2006), University of Chicago
  • B.A. Economics & Business Administration (2004), Ewha Womans University, South Korea (summa cum laude)

Curriculum vita