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Yoon Soo Park, PhD

Yoon Soo Park, PhD

Data Scientist

Yoon Soo Park, PhD, has served as data scientist for Physician’s Evaluation and Educational Review in Emergency Medicine (PEER) since 2019. Dr. Park is an associate professor and associate head for the Department of Medical Education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, where he also serves as the director of research in the Office of Educational Affairs. He holds a PhD in Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics from Columbia University in New York City, New York. Dr. Park has experience in both academic and industrial settings and a strong interest in performing research across disciplines. Primarily, his research has focused on statistical modeling of educational and psychological processes, spanning wide applications in assessment, learning, and behavioral sciences.

Dr. Park coedited the second edition of Assessment in Health Professions Education and has contributed to more than 140 peer-reviewed journals, in psychometrics, education, biostatistics, and medicine. He also serves on editorial boards for leading education, measurement, statistics, and applied mathematics journals. Dr. Park is chair of the Research in Medical Education Committee for the Association of American Medical Colleges and is vice president of the American Educational Research Association, the flagship international education research organization.