Yong-Chan Kim

Yong-Chan Kim is a Professor at the College of Communication at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. He is leading two research units at Yonsei: Urban Socio-Spatial Informatics Center (USSI) and Urban Communication Lab (UCL). Before joining the faculty at Yonsei, he was on the faculty at the University of Iowa and the University of Alabama. He earned a doctoral degree from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at University of Southern California in August 2003. For the last 15 years, his research program has been built around three key areas: urban communication, new media technology, and public health/risk. He has published more than 40 academic papers in prestigious journals such as Communication Research, Human Communication Research, Communication Theory, Political Communication, New Media & Society, Journal of Health Communication, Health Communication, and Journal of Medical Internet Research.