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Nam Hyo Kim, MS, B. Pharm.

Joseph Wiederholt Fellow, 2017-18




Nam Hyo Kim is a PhD candidate in the Social Administrative Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. Her graduate training focuses on health service research in pharmacy and public health by using secondary data analysis methods and quasi-experimental research designs. She is also trained for applying health economics to public policy analysis.

Her research interest is evaluating impacts of health care policy on health care utilization and outcomes. The goal of her research is to provide scientific evidence on how health care policy and insurance design determine the use of medications and other health care services. She aims to allow policy makers to design optimal health policies which can improve population health and allocate limited health care resources more efficiently. She has evaluated the effects of the Affordable Care Act provisions, such as the dependent coverage mandate and the contraceptive methods coverage requirement. Her current research focuses on the impacts of changing prescription drug coverage in Wisconsin’s Medicaid program for childless adults.

Nam Hyo Kim received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in pharmacy from South Korea. Her master’s thesis evaluated the effects of the tiered copayment system on annual expenditure of pharmacy benefit using the oral antidiabetics listed in the Korean National drug formulary. After getting her Master's degree, she worked at the Bayer Korea Ltd., as a Health economics and outcomes research specialist. She worked for new products to get reimbursement and list price in the Korean National Health Insurance program. She also practiced as a part-time pharmacist at community and hospital pharmacies.


MS in Therapeutic Pharmacy (2011): Sookmyung Women’s University (Seoul, Korea)

BS in Pharmacy (2009) : Sookmyung Women’s University (Seoul, Korea)


Teaching assistant for

S&A PHM 411, The role of the pharmacist in the public health system

PHM 608, Safety and quality in the medication use system

S&A PHM 618, Professional decision-making in pharmacy practice

Highlighted Publications:
  1. Kim NH, Look KA. Effects of the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage requirement on the utilization and out-of-pocket costs of prescribed oral contraceptives. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2017 Jun 17. pii: S1551-7411(17)30076-1. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.06.005. [Epub ahead of print].
  2. Look KA, Kim NH, Arora P. Effects of the Affordable Care Act’s dependent coverage mandate on private health insurance coverage in urban and rural areas. J Rural Health. 2017 Jan 33(1):5-11. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12183.
  3. Kim NH, Choi KE, Sohn HS, Shin IC, Shin HT. The effect of tiered copayment system on pharmacy benefit expenditure of National Health Insurance in Korea: Scenario analysis based on the use of oral antidiabetic medications. Korean Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. 2014; 24(2): 126-134.
  4. Choi KE, Sohn HS, Kim NH, Shin HT, Lee YS. Therapeutic duplication criteria development of respiratory system drugs. Yakhak Hoeji. 2012; 56(2): 126-135.
  5. Lee YS, Kim NH, Sohn HS, Choi KE, Shin HT. Development of drug utilization review guidelines for therapeutic duplication of antipyretics, analgesics, and anti-inflammatory drugs registered in Korea. Korean Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. 2010; 20(3): 213-220.