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Namhee Kim

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionRush University, Rush Medical College
DepartmentNeurological Sciences
Address1750 W.Harrison St
Chicago IL 60612
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    Namhee Kim, PhD, is a statistician in the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and assistant professor of the Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical Center. She received a PhD in statistics from Kyungpook National University in South Korea with a specialization in Bayesian small area estimation, and a PhD in biostatistics from the Ohio State University in United States of America with a specialization in brain MRI. Her research area includes brain analysis with fMRI and DTI data, power/sample size assessment in various clinical trial settings, outbreak detection for bio-surveillance and Bayesian methods. In RADC, she is actively involved in various projects studying risk factors that are related with normal aging and neurodegenerative diseases, and also exploits novel statistical approaches to advance knowledge about brain function/neurodegenerative diseases.


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    1. McClelland AC, Fleysher R, Mu W, Kim N, Lipton ML. White matter microstructural abnormalities in blast-exposed combat veterans: accounting for potential pre-injury factors using consanguineous controls. Neuroradiology. 2018 Oct; 60(10):1019-1033. PMID: 30116841.
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    2. Stewart WF, Kim N, Ifrah C, Sliwinski M, Zimmerman ME, Kim M, Lipton RB, Lipton ML. Heading Frequency Is More Strongly Related to Cognitive Performance Than Unintentional Head Impacts in Amateur Soccer Players. Front Neurol. 2018; 9:240. PMID: 29740384.
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    3. Wilson RS, Capuano AW, Yu L, Yang J, Kim N, Leurgans SE, Lamar M, Schneider JA, Bennett DA, Boyle PA. Neurodegenerative disease and cognitive retest learning. Neurobiol Aging. 2018 06; 66:122-130. PMID: 29558667.
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    4. Levitch CF, Zimmerman ME, Lubin N, Kim N, Lipton RB, Stewart WF, Kim M, Lipton ML. Recent and Long-Term Soccer Heading Exposure Is Differentially Associated With Neuropsychological Function in Amateur Players. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2018 Feb; 24(2):147-155. PMID: 28829004.
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    5. Catenaccio E, Mu W, Kaplan A, Fleysher R, Kim N, Bachrach T, Zughaft Sears M, Jaspan O, Caccese J, Kim M, Wagshul M, Stewart WF, Lipton RB, Lipton ML. Characterization of Neck Strength in Healthy Young Adults. PM R. 2017 Sep; 9(9):884-891. PMID: 28167302.
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    6. Stewart WF, Kim N, Ifrah CS, Lipton RB, Bachrach TA, Zimmerman ME, Kim M, Lipton ML. Symptoms from repeated intentional and unintentional head impact in soccer players. Neurology. 2017 Feb 28; 88(9):901-908. PMID: 28148633.
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    7. Heo M, Litwin AH, Blackstock O, Kim N, Arnsten JH. Sample size determinations for group-based randomized clinical trials with different levels of data hierarchy between experimental and control arms. Stat Methods Med Res. 2017 Feb; 26(1):399-413. PMID: 25125453.
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    8. Kim N, Heo M, Fleysher R, Branch CA, Lipton ML. Two step Gaussian mixture model approach to characterize white matter disease based on distributional changes. J Neurosci Methods. 2016 09 01; 270:156-164. PMID: 27139737.
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    9. Heo M, Kim N, Rinke ML, Wylie-Rosett J. Sample size determinations for stepped-wedge clinical trials from a three-level data hierarchy perspective. Stat Methods Med Res. 2018 Feb; 27(2):480-489. PMID: 26988927.
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    10. Catenaccio, E., Caccese, J., Wakschlag, N., Fleysher, R., Kim, N., Buckley, T. A., Stewart, W. F., Lipton, R. B., Kaminski, T., Lipton, M. L. Validation and calibration of HeadCount, a self-report measure for quantifying heading exposure in soccer players. Res Sports Med. 2016; 24(4):416-425.
    11. Strauss, S. B., Kim, N., Branch, C. A., Kahn, M. E., Kim, M., Lipton, R. B., Provataris, J. M., Scholl, H. F., Zimmerman, M. E., Lipton, M. L. Bidirectional Changes in Anisotropy Are Associated with Outcomes in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2016.
    12. Heo M, Kim N, Faith MS. Statistical power as a function of Cronbach alpha of instrument questionnaire items. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2015 Oct 14; 15:86. PMID: 26467219; PMCID: PMC4606843.
    13. Kim N, Heo M, Fleysher R, Branch CA, Lipton ML. A gaussian mixture model approach for estimating and comparing the shapes of distributions of neuroimaging data: diffusion-measured aging effects in brain white matter. Front Public Health. 2014; 2:32. PMID: 24783191; PMCID: PMC3995036.
    14. Lipton ML, Kim N, Zimmerman ME, Kim M, Stewart WF, Branch CA, Lipton RB. Soccer heading is associated with white matter microstructural and cognitive abnormalities. Radiology. 2013 Sep; 268(3):850-7. PMID: 23757503; PMCID: PMC3750422.
    15. Kim N, Branch CA, Kim M, Lipton ML. Whole brain approaches for identification of microstructural abnormalities in individual patients: comparison of techniques applied to mild traumatic brain injury. PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e59382. PMID: 23555665; PMCID: PMC3608654.
    16. Lipton ML, Kim N, Park YK, Hulkower MB, Gardin TM, Shifteh K, Kim M, Zimmerman ME, Lipton RB, Branch CA. Robust detection of traumatic axonal injury in individual mild traumatic brain injury patients: intersubject variation, change over time and bidirectional changes in anisotropy. Brain Imaging Behav. 2012 Jun; 6(2):329-42. PMID: 22684769.
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    17. Kim N, Goel PK, Tivarus ME, Hillier A, Beversdorf DQ. Independent component analysis of the effect of L-dopa on fMRI of language processing. PLoS One. 2010 Aug 17; 5(8):e11933. PMID: 20808963; PMCID: PMC2923146.
    18. Craigmile, P. F., Kim, N., Fernandez, S. A. and Bonsu, K. B. Modeling and detection of respiratory related outbreak signatures. BMC Medical informatics and decision making 7:28. 2007.
    19. Kim, D. and Kim, N. Hierachical Bayes Estimation od Small Area Means in Repeated Survey. The Korean Journal of Applied Statistics. 2002; 15 No. 1.
    20. Kim, D. and Kim, N. . A Suggestion of Reliable Estimation for the Local Area Statistics. Journal of the Korean Data & Informatics Science Society. 1998; 9 No. 2:337-344.
    21. Kim, N., Heo, M., Fleysher, R., Zughaft, M., Lipton, L. M. Sigmoidal growth model effectively estimates threshold age for cerebral decline in cross-sectional imaging study (Submitted).
    22. Mu, W., Kim, N., Zimmerman, M., McClelland, A., Fleysher, R., Catenaccio, E., Wagshul, M., Zughaft, M., Glattstein, T., Scholl, H., Kahn, M., Lipton, L.M. Blast-related neurobehavioral morbidity in OEF/OIF combat veterans compared to noncombat siblings: role of premorbid features and control group composition. (Submittted).
    23. Tobin, K. M., Musaraca, K., Bheri, A., Kim, N., Dawe, R. J., Bennett, D. A., Arfanakis, K., Lazarov, O. Presence of adult hippocampal neurogenesis in aging and cognitive dysfunction. (Submitted).
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