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Kibum Kim

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy,




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(312) 413-0152 (work)

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Kibum Kim is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes, and Policy. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with his PhD in Pharmacy, with his specialty in pharmacoeconomics and health outcomes research. Prior to working at the University of Illinois at Chicago, he was a research assistant professor of the University of Utah and served as an investigator for comparative effectiveness and market access projects. He also interned at Abbvie, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and eMax Health company where he assisted multiple market access and real-world outcome projects. Dr. Kim’s research interest includes contemporary trends in medication utilization, causal inference in health outcome assessment, and model-based cost-effectiveness analysis.
During his career, Dr. Kim has published his research in clinical and economic outcomes of treatment options for diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, and oncology. His recent study activities focus on health technology assessment, clinical utility of diagnostic testing, precision medicine, and the role of bioinformatics in improving healthcare outcomes.

Research Interests:
• Utility of precision medicine and molecular diagnostic testing
• Utilization and outcomes of antiplatelet therapy and anti-coagulation management
• Glycemic control associated with anti-diabetic agent use and concurrent medication to prevent patient from long-term complications
• Resource utilization and healthcare cost across multiple chronic conditions
• Research methods in health outcomes research using real-world databases
• Bioinformatics in health outcomes research

Teaching and Supervision Heading link

Independent Study (PSOP 596), 6/12/2023 – 8/4/2023
Independent Study (PSOP 596), 1/9/2023 – 4/28/2023
Independent Study (PSOP 596), 8/22/2022 – 12/2/2022
Independent Study (PSOP 596), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022

Selected Grants

Economic outcomes of first-line ANG2 vs. CVP in patients with KT for perioperative hemodynamic maintenance., La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company., 6/30/2023 - Present, Obligated Amount: $120000; No Anticipated Amount Set

Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Pathways by Socioeconomic Indicators from Electronic Healthcare Records and Geospatial Analytics, Vahlteich Research Award., 2/15/2023 - 11/18/2022, Obligated Amount: $50000; No Anticipated Amount Set

Exploratory Investigation in the Ubiquity and Outcomes of Non-Medical Medication Switching in Aged Population with Acute Coronary Synderome or Atrial Fibrillation, National Institute on Aging., 5/12/2022 - Present, Obligated Amount: $24; Anticipated Amount: $275000

2022 - 2023 Institute for Clinical and Economic Review Consulting Agreement, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review., 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2023, Obligated Amount: $340000; Anticipated Amount: $340000

Cost-Effectiveness and Budget Impact of Artificial Intelligence-driven Risk-Stratification in Patients with Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD), University of Utah., 10/1/2021 - 6/30/2023, Obligated Amount: $247482; Anticipated Amount: $247482

Leveraging machine learning to enhance electronic health record data for drug effectiveness and safety research in depression, .., 6/1/2021 - 5/31/2023, Obligated Amount: $165000; Anticipated Amount: $165000

Preliminary assessment of the alteration of oral antiplatelet agent regimens in patients with acute coronary syndrome, Greater Plains Collaborative., 11/1/2019 - 2/22/2021, Obligated Amount: $10000; Anticipated Amount: $10000

Selected Publications

Nowakowski, Grzegorz S, Yoon, Dok Hyun, Mondello, Patrizia, Joffe, Erel, Peters, Anthea, Fleury, Isabelle, Greil, Richard, Ku, Matthew, Marks, Reinhard, Kim, Kibum, Zinzani, Pier Luigi, Trotman, Judith, Sabatelli, Lorenzo, Waltl, Eva E, Winderlich, Mark, Sporchia, Andrea, Kurukulasuriya, Nuwan C, Cordoba, Raul, Hess, Georg, Salles, Gilles. (2023). RE-MIND2: comparative effectiveness of tafasitamab plus lenalidomide versus polatuzumab vedotin/bendamustine/rituximab (pola-BR), CAR-T therapies, and lenalidomide/rituximab (R2) based on real-world data in patients with relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Annals of Hematology, 102, (7), 1773-1787. doi:10.1007/s00277-023-05196-4.

Zolekar, A, Kong, A, Lee, TA, Kim, K, Nutescu, EA, Calip, GS. (2023). EPH77 Association of Socioeconomic Position and Racial Disparities in Multigene Prognostic Score Measuring Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk. Value in Health, 26, (6), s177-s178. doi:10.1016/j.jval.2023.03.959.

Shah, K, Kim, K, Lien, H, Atlas, SJ, Moradi, A, Beaudoin, F, Touchette, DR. (2023). EE8 Cost-Effectiveness of Long-Term Medication Therapy for Obesity Management. Value in Health, 26, (6), s61. doi:10.1016/j.jval.2023.03.316.

Sarker, J, Lien, H, Jetanalin, P, Kim, K. (2023). RWD169 Healthcare Resource Utilization Among Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients in the United States. Value in Health, 26, (6), s393. doi:10.1016/j.jval.2023.03.2197.

Atlas, Steven J, Kim, Kibum, Nhan, Emily, Touchette, Daniel R, Moradi, Ashton, Agboola, Foluso, Rind, David M, Beaudoin, Francesca L, Pearson, Steven D. (2023). Medications for obesity management: Effectiveness and value. Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, 29, (5), 10.18553/jmcp.2023.29.5.569. doi:10.18553/jmcp.2023.29.5.569.

Wynn, Emma, Biskupiak, Joseph, Kim, Kibum, Munger, Mark A. (2023). Pregabalin Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Failure Exacerbation in Patients With Pre-existing Heart Failure.. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 10600280231165259. doi:10.1177/10600280231165259.

Kim, Kibum, Duarte, Julio D, Galanter, William L, Han, Jin, Lee, James C, Cavallari, Larisa H, Nutescu, Edith A. (2023). Pharmacist-guided pharmacogenetic service lowered warfarin-related hospitalizations. Pharmacogenomics, 24, (6), 303-314. doi:10.2217/pgs-2023-0014.

Nay, Isaac, Hutchinson, Doug, Rondina, Matthew, Kim, Kibum, Kroencke, Rachel, Kirkham, Amanda, Trujillo, Toby, Tolley, Neal D, Munger, Mark. (2023). Prospective, randomized, controlled, trial to assess ASA DOSing by body mass index in HEalthy volunteers (DOSE study). Pharmacotherapy The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy, 43, (3), 215-225. doi:10.1002/phar.2777.

Tan, Malinda S, Kim, Kibum, Olsen, Cody J, Brixner, Diana I. (2023). Effect of treatment intensification on glycemic control in patients with subcontrolled type 2 diabetes who failed on two oral antidiabetic agents. Diabetes Epidemiology and Management, 9, 100127. doi:10.1016/j.deman.2022.100127.


PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States, 2017
MSc, Catholic University of Daegu, Korea, Republic of, 2008
BPharm, Catholic University of Daegu, Korea, Republic of, 2006

Postgraduate Training:
Research Fellow, University of Utah, United States, 2018