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Chung, Katherine D

Title: Assistant Professor

Office: AHC2 366

Phone: 305-348-9171

Email: kchung@fiu.edu

Specialty: Family Medicine

Education: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School

Department(s): Humanities, Health and Society

Katherine Chung-Bridges, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Family and Community Medicine in the Department of Humanities, Health, and Society. She joined the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in September 2016.  Dr. Chung-Bridges is a fellowship trained, board certified family physician, and epidemiologist. Her undergraduate degree in History and Science is from Harvard University; she obtained her MD degree from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Chung-Bridges has a Master in Public Health from UMDNJ-School of Public Health in New Jersey, which she earned while completing a National Research Service Award Fellowship in Primary Care Research at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  She is an educator, cares for patients, and is the Lead Physician for the Linda Fenner 3D Mobile Mammography Center, which provides free screening mammograms on a mobile van to women who are uninsured or underinsured.  Dr. Chung-Bridges participates in the Green Family Foundation Neighborhood Health Education Learning Program (NeighborhoodHELP) conducting household visits with medical, nursing, and social work students in underserved communities throughout Miami-Dade County. She also provides primary care to patients in North Miami on a mobile van as part of the NeighborhoodHELP program.  Dr. Chung-Bridges is the Faculty Lead of the Semmelweis Panther Learning Community.  Prior to joining Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Dr. Chung-Bridges was faculty at the University of  Miami Miller School of Medicine in the departments of Family and Community Health and Epidemiology and Public Health, and at the UMDNJ-School of Public Health in the Epidemiology Department. She also worked in private practice and at Jessie Trice Community Health Center in Miami, Florida, delivering care to uninsured/underserved populations. 

Select Publications

  • Chung KD. African-American health disparities: a review of the determinants.  J Assoc Acad Minor Phys. 2003; 14: 30-38.
  • Chung KD, Demissie K, Rhoads GG. Asthma in pregnancy – its relationship with race, insurance, maternal education, and prenatal care utilization.   J Natl Med Assoc. 2004 Nov;96(11):1414-21
  • Ather S, Chung KD, Gregory P, Demissie K. The association between hospital readmission and insurance provider among adults with asthma. J Asthma. 2004 Oct;41(7):709-13
  • Lee DJ, Fleming LE, Leblanc WG, Arheart KL, Chung-Bridges K, Christ SL, Caban AJ, Pitman T. Occupation and lung cancer mortality in a nationally representative U.S. Cohort: The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). J Occup Environ Med. 2006 Aug;48(8):823-32.
  • Lee DJ, Fleming LE, Arheart KL, LeBlanc WG, Caban AJ, Chung-Bridges K, Christ SL, McCollister KE, Pitman T. Smoking rate trends in U.S. occupational groups: the 1987 to 2004 National Health Interview Survey. J Occup Environ Med. 2007 Jan;49(1):75-81.
  • Lee DJ, Fleming LE, McCollister KE, Caban AJ, Arheart KL, LeBlanc WG, Chung-Bridges K, Christ SL, Dietz N, Clark JD 3rd. Healthcare provider smoking cessation advice among US worker groups. Tob Control. 2007 Oct;16(5):325-8.
  • LeBlanc WG, Vidal L, Kirsner RS, Lee DJ, Caban-Martinez AJ, McCollister KE, Arheart KL, Chung-Bridges K, Christ S, Clark J 3rd, Lewis JE, Davila EP, Rouhani P, Fleming LE. Reported skin cancer screening of US adult workers. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008 Jul;59(1):55-63.
  • Chung-Bridges K, Muntaner C, Fleming LE, Lee DJ, Arheart KL, LeBlanc WG, Christ SL, McCollister KE, Caban AJ, Davila EP. Occupational segregation as a determinant of US worker health. Am J Ind Med. 2008 Aug;51(8):555-67.
  • Vidal L, LeBlanc WG, McCollister KE, Arheart KL, Chung-Bridges K, Christ S, Caban-Martinez AJ, Lewis JE, Lee DJ, Clark J 3rd, Davila EP, Fleming LE. Cancer screening in US workers. Am J Public Health. 2009 Jan;99(1):59-65.
  • Chung Bridges K, Fleming LE. WHO/ILO Employment Conditions Knowledge Network: United States. In: Employment Conditions and Health Inequalities for the WHO/ILO. Benach J, Muntaner C, Santana V, Editors. Employment Conditions and Knowledge Network, http://www.emconet.org/EMCONETREPORT.pdf 2007
  • Garces KP, Bloetscher F, Mitsova D, Chung-Bridges K, Hamilton K. Health and Sea Level Rise: Impacts on South Florida. April 2016.  http://flhealthinnovation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Health-and-Sea-Level-Rise-Full-Report-2016.pdf
  • Chung-Bridges K. Blog: The Heckler Report: 30 Years of Advancing Health Equity. http://flhealthinnovation.org/the-heckler-report-30-years-of-advancing-health-equity/April 27, 2015.

Areas of Interest

  • Health Disparities
  • Breast Cancer in Underserved Populations
  • Epidemiology