Sanghyuk Shin

Sanghyuk Shin, PhD,
Assistant Professor

Dr. Sanghyuk Shin is an Assistant Professor at the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing. He has a MSc in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health, a PhD in Public Health from San Diego State University/UC San Diego, and completed his postdoctoral training in HIV prevention at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Shin’s current research includes two NIH-funded projects on the molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis in Botswana (NIH grants K01AI118559 and R21AI120838). In particular, he is investigating the clinical and population-level effect of infection with multiple M. tuberculosis strains. Dr. Shin conducts epidemiologic research in Botswana, South Africa, India, and the United States. He has taught courses and delivered lectures on HIV surveillance, TB/HIV co-infection, program evaluation, statistical evaluation of medical diagnostics, and social determinants of health.

UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing Professor Dr. Sanghyuk Shin has received a five-year $3.17 million NIH R01 award to understand how TB spreads in populations affected by HIV. Advanced genetic techniques will be used to elucidate different Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains among TB patients in Botswana. This project is expected to produce groundbreaking information for identifying TB transmission “hotspots,” which can guide public health interventions to prevent the transmission of this deadly global health threat.