Hye-Won (Grace) Shin

Hye-Won (Grace) Shin
Hye-Won Shin, PhD
Executive Director
5836 Corporate Ave., Ste 110
Cypress, CA 90630
Dr. Hye-Won (Grace) Shin is the Executive Director of Somang Society, a Cypress-based nonprofit organization serving Korean American/AAPI seniors and their family caregivers. In parallel, Dr. Shin serves as the Director of Asian American Community Outreach at UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) where she develops scientific evidence-based community education programs and conducts research studies in both English and Korean. Dr. Shin is a biomedical engineer with a chemical engineering background and clinical translational research experience. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from UCI and earned her master’s degree in chemical engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Dr. Shin’s areas of research expertise and interests include minimally invasive medical technology for early detection of inflammation and infection, mobile health technology for chronic disease management, biomarkers, and multiscale systems integration. Dr. Shin also focuses on developing biomedical and social interventions that can reduce racial/ethnic health disparities in medical research. She has published 30+ research papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals; has made 100+ presentations at national and international conferences; and has written numerous successful research grants. In addition, she is an inventor on four issued patents. Dr. Shin has been invited to serve as a National Institute of Health (NIH) extramural grant reviewer and has served as a referee for peer-reviewed journals including the IEEE Sensors Journal, Journal of Breath Research, the Journal of Applied Physiology, European Respiratory Journal, and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine to provide expert evaluations on the research of fellow scientists.