Dr. Yongjin Choi


Research Fellow

Yongjin is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Vaccine Confidence Project. Yongjin’s recent works focus on exploring global surveys to identify varying historical and socio-political roots of vaccine hesitancy in low- and middle-income countries, combining novel statistical modelling, survey experiments, and qualitative methods.

In addition to vaccine confidence research, he has also workd on developing predictive models that use machine learning combined with large-scale public datasets to predict low birth weight and preterm birth.

He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from University at Albany, State University of New York, M.A in Public Policy from Seoul National University, and B.A. in Public Administration from Kookmin University.

His has won several awards, including the 2022 Dissertation Award from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), with his dissertation: “Policy Side Effects: How Do Policies Become a Source of Social Problems?” and the 2022 Harold D. Lasswell Prize from Policy Sciences.