About me

I study the social network of human beings, questioning how social relationships determine their physical and psychological well-being. Also, I study the biological evolution of the human brain that has enabled complex social interaction. Furthermore, I am interested in competitive relationships of social groups like media companies.
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Peer-reviewed journal article


Junsol Kim, Yoosik Youm, Ji Hyung Yoo. (2017)
New Physics: Sae Mulli67(5), 588-594.

Associations of systemic inflammation with frontotemporal functional network connectivity and out-degree social-network size in community-dwelling older adults

Minji Bang, Junsol Kim, Suk Kyoon An, Yoosik Youm, Jeanyung Chey, Hyeon Chang Kim, Kyungmee Park, Kee Namkoong, Eun Lee. (2019).
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. In press.

The Trend of the Topics and Methodologies in “the Journal of the Health and Social Science” from 1997 to 2017

Yoosik Youm, Yeonchan Seong, Junsol Kim, Sangchul Jang. (2019).
Journal of the Health and Social Science, 49, 65-90.

Conference proceeding

Cognitive impairment and depression of older couples: Analysis of gender differences

Junsol Kim, Misa Park, Seohee Lee, Bomi Choi. (2018)
2018 Fall Conference of The Korean Gerontological Society. 2018(Fall), 277-278.

Bridging positions in a social network moderates the relationship between depressive symptoms and episodic memory performance among older adults.

Hairin Kim, Seyul Kwak, Jeanyung Chey, Yoosik Youm, Junsol Kim. (2018)
Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association14(7), 600.

Is there small-world correspondence between brain and social network?

Yoosik Youm, Junsol Kim. (June, 2017)
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 23(S2), I-59.

Selected presentation

Blood pressure in married life: Disagreement on gender role attitudes and blood pressure of elderly women

Junsol Kim. Yewon Yoo, Seohee Lee, Hoein Jeong, Yong-Chan Kim. (Oct, 2017)
69th Annual Autumn Conference of Korean Society for Preventive Medicine.
Busan, Korea.

Coverage: 3603699264
Received excellence award for presentation at the women’s health section

The role of amygdala in the diffusion of attitudes and depressions through social networks

Yoosik Youm, Junsol Kim. (Jul, 2018)
Sunbelt XXXVIII Conference, Annual Meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA).
Utrecht, Netherlands.


B.A. in Sociology, Yonsei University

B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering, Yonsei University

Scheduled (Aug 2019)

Exchange student at University of Toronto

Aug 2016 ~ Dec 2016

Research experience

Research assistant

Aug 2016 ~ Present
Korean Social life, Health, and Aging Project (KSHAP)
Advised by Professor Yoosik Youm (Dept. of Sociology, Yonsei University)

Junior co-investigator

Apr 2017 ~ Feb 2018
Institution of Convergence Science, Yonsei University
Advised by Professor Yong-chan Kim (Dept. of Communication, Yonsei University)

Received Research Grant (₩5,000,000)
Received excellance award for students’ research (₩1,000,000)

Skill and language

Statistical analysis & programming

Stata, Python, R, MATLAB, Java

Social network analysis

Pajek, NetworkX, Gephi


SPM, Conn, GraphVar

Machine learning

CPM (Connectome-based Predictive Modeling), Tensorflow

Web development

HTML, CSS, Javascript, Node.js, MYSQL, AWS (Amazon web services)


Korean (native), English (iBT TOEFL 93)