Professor Aesun Shin’s research focuses on colorectal cancer epidemiology. Her publications cover the areas of descriptive epidemiology, validity of screening modality, genetic susceptibility and lifestyle risk factors of colorectal cancer. She is actively involved in genetic and molecular epidemiological studies for cancers of stomach, breast, and thyroid. She is also interested in risk factors for metabolic syndrome and osteoporosis, and determinant of dietary habits. For the graduate courses she teaches analytical methods of descriptive epidemiology, energy balance and health, and epidemiology of cancer and other chronic diseases. She is involved in several international collaborations such as genome-wide association study (GWAS) for colorectal cancer, and lifestyle factors/molecular markers and disease associations within consortia.
Before joining Seoul National University College of Medicine, Prof. Shin was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Vanderbilt University between 2004 and 2007 and a senior scientist at the National Cancer Center, Korea since 2007.