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Katherine Yun, MD MHS

Katherine Yun, MD MHS

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

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3535 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BA (molecular biology)
Princeton University, 2000.
Harvard Medical School, 2006.
Yale School of Medicine, 2011.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Yun received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 2006 and completed her residency in pediatrics at Yale University in 2009. Between 2009-2011, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar and earned her Masters in Health Sciences Research from the Yale University School of Medicine.

While at Yale, Dr. Yun was the supervising physician in the Yale-New Haven Hospital Pediatric Refugee Clinic, a co-recipient of Connecticut’s Myra M. Oliver Award for going “above the call of duty” to help refugees and immigrants. At The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, she helps to coordinate education experiences for students, residents and other trainees through the Refugee Health Program. She also serves as an attending physician at Puentes de Salud, a nonprofit organization serving uninsured families in South Philadelphia. She believes that learning to work with families from many different regions and cultures prepares health professionals to provide compassionate, high-quality care for all of their patients.

Description of Research Expertise

Katherine Yun is a faculty member at PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Dr. Yun’s primary interest is refugee and immigrant health, specifically the well-being of children in immigrant families in the United States. Her research has focused on the prevalence of chronic, non-communicable conditions and insurance coverage among refugees in the US, as well as differences in primary and dental care utilization by children in different types of immigrant families. Current projects explore access to preventive health services for refugees and other immigrants in Pennsylvania. Ultimately, she hopes that her work will lead to improvements in the provision of patient-centered and accessible care for children in immigrant families.

Selected Publications

Yun K, Chesnokova A, Localio AR, Luan X, Rubin D: Maternal-child home visitation increases pregnancy spacing for first-time Latina mothers. American Journal of Public Health 104(S1): s152-8, Feb 2014 Notes: 104 Suppl 1:S152-8. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301505. Epub 2013 Dec 19.

Shah S, Siddharth M, Yun K: Primary care for refugee children in the United States. Refugee Health Care: An Essential Medical Guide. Aniyizhai Annamalai (eds.). Springer, 2014.

Yun K, Fuentes-Afflick E, Curry LA, Krumholz HM, Desai MM: Parental Immigration Status is Associated with Children's Health Care Utilization: Findings from the 2003 New Immigrant Survey of US Legal Permanent Residents. Maternal and Child Health Journal epub, Jan 2013.

Yun Katherine, Fuentes-Afflick Elena, Desai Mayur M: Prevalence of chronic disease and insurance coverage among refugees in the United States. Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health 14(6): 933-40, Dec 2012.

Yun Katherine, Hebrank Kelly, Graber Lauren K, Sullivan Mary-Christine, Chen Isabel, Gupta Jhumka: High prevalence of chronic non-communicable conditions among adult refugees: implications for practice and policy. Journal of community health 37(5): 1110-8, Oct 2012.

Fluke John D, Goldman Philip S, Shriberg Janet, Hillis Susan D, Yun Katherine, Allison Susannah, Light Enid: Systems, strategies, and interventions for sustainable long-term care and protection of children with a history of living outside of family care. Child abuse & neglect 36(10): 722-31, Oct 2012.

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Last updated: 04/22/2014
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