Welcome message from the director 



Welcome to IERY– the Institute for Environmental Research in Yonsei university.


IERY serves as the nexus at Yonsei university for research and training in the field of environmental public health.

Our faculty and students focus on health risk assessment, health impact assessment, and climate change mitigation.


We invite you to explore this site, where you will find information about our members, research, and opportunities to collaborate.


Feel free to contact us. And if you are in the vicinity, please visit us in person on the room 413, 4th floor of Administration Building.


With my best wishes,


Dong Chun Shin, MD, PhD

Director of the Institute for Environmental Research in Yonsei university


e-mail: dshin5@yuhs.ac

phone: +82-2-2228-1869




◎ Education

  • D., Yonsei University College of Medicine(1980) 
  • P.H., Graduate School of Public Health, Yonsei University(1983)
  • D., Graduate School of Public Health, Yonsei University(1989)
  • S., Department of Environmental and Industrial Health, School of Public Health, The University of Michigan, USA(1991-1993)


◎ Present Position

  • Professor/Director, Department of Preventive Medicine/ Institute for Environmental Research, Yonsei University College of Medicine
  • President, Korea Society of Risk Governance(KOSRIG)
  • Chair, Society for Risk Analysis(SRA)-Korea Chapter
  • Fellow, Society for Risk Analysis(SRA)
  • President, Korea Society for Green Hospitals
  • Board of Korea Society of Preventive Medicine
  • Chair, Policy Studies Division, Korea National Academy of Science and Technology
  • Environmental Health Committee, Ministry of Environment


◎ Past Experience

  • Council Member, World Medical Association(WMA)
  • Chair, Environmental Caucus, World Medical Association(WMA)
  • Council Chair, Confederation of Medical Associations in Asia and Oceania (CMAAO)
  • President, Korean Society for Indoor Environment
  • President, Korean Society of Environmental Toxicology
  • Organizing Chair, Joint Conference of ISEE-ISES(International Society for Environmental Epidemiology-International Society for Exposure Sciences)
  • Vice-President, Korean Society for Atmospheric Environment
  • Central Advisory Committee, Ministry of Environment
  • Vice Dean, Yonsei University College of Medicine
  • Vice Director, Department of Planning and Coordination, Yonsei University Health system
  • Director, Department of Administration, Yonsei University Health system


◎ Society membership

  • The Korean Society of Environmental Health and Toxicology
  • The Korean Society for Indoor Environment
  • The Korean Society for Atmospheric Environment
  • The Korean Society of Preventive Medicine
  • The Korean Society of Occupational Medicine
  • Society for Risk Analysis
  • International Society of Exposure Science
  • International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
  • Dioxin and Persistent Organic Pollutants Conference


◎ Awards

  • 2004 A Presidential Citation for Environmental Achievement, Korea
  • 2006 The Order of National Service Merit, Korea
  • 2016 Fellow Award, Society for Risk Analysis, Annual Meeting, San Diego
  • 2017 Environmental Hero Award, CleanMed Conference, Minneapolis


◎ Research Area

  • Risk Assessment and management, Health and Environmental Sustainability


◎ Publications

  • 164 peer reviewed articles including 45 SCI listed