Soon enough, I received an email from Ivette Flores saying that there was a good contact for research in Korea. I was able to get into contact with Dr. Sun Ha Jee, the Yonsei University associate dean of the Graduate School of Public Health, as well as the associate professor and chair of the department of epidemiology and health promotion. After many emails and a phone conversation, it was confirmed that I would research under Dr. Jee during my 2.5 months stay at Korea.
It is already my third week doing research at Yonsei, and I can say that I’ve had a lot of valuable experience. The two unpublished articles that I’m working on are about the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and a prediction model of coronary heart disease (CHD) in Korea. Next, I will be working on a paper studying colorectal cancer in Korea.