Youngwon Kim portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Health and Kinesiology
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Family And Preventive Medicine
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dfpm-Division Of Public Health

Research Keywords

  • Physical activity
  • Physical activity epidemiology
  • Physical Activity Measurement and Assessment
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health
  • physical activity surveillance
  • Exercise
  • Physical Fitness
  • Sedentary behavior
  • Health Promotion

Research publications

Publications – Peer Reviewed Research Papers

  1. Kim, Y., White, T., Wijndaele, K., Westgate, K., Sharp, S.J., Helge, J.W., Wareham, N., & Brage, S. (in Press) The combination of cardiorespiratory fitness and muscle strength, and mortality risk. European Journal of Epidemiology
  2. Dixon, P.M, Saint-Maurice, P.F., Kim, Y., Hibbing, P., Bai, Y., & Welk, G.J. (in Press) A primer on the use of equivalence testing for evaluating measurement agreement. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
  3. Byun, Y. H., Kim, S. Y., Mok, Y., Kim, Y., & Jee, S. H.  (in Press) Heart rate recovery and cancer risk: prospective cohort study. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
  4. Kim, Y., Wijndaele, K., Lee, D.C., Sharp, S.J., Wareham, N., & Brage, S. (2017). Independent and joint associations of grip strength and adiposity with all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in 403,199 adults: The UK Biobank study. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 106(3):773-782
  5. Kim, Y., White, T., Wijndaele, K., Sharp, S.J., Wareham, N., & Brage, S. (2017). Adiposity and grip strength as long-term predictors of objectively measured physical activity in 93,015 adults: the UK Biobank study. International Journal of Obesity (Lond). 41(9): 1361-1368
  6. Kim, Y., Hibbing, P., Saint-Maurice, P.F., Ellingson, L.D., Hennessy, E., Wolff-Hughes, D.L., Perna, F.M., & Welk, G.J. (2017) Surveillance of youth physical activity and sedentary behavior with wrist accelerometry. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 52(6): 872-879
  7. Kim, Y., & Welk, G.J. (2017) The accuracy of the 24-h activity recall method for assessing sedentary behaviour: the physical activity measurement survey (PAMS) project. Journal of Sports Sciences. 35(3): 255-261
  8. Saint-Maurice, P.F., Kim, Y., Hibbing, P., Oh, A., Perna, F.M., & Welk, G.J. (2017) Calibration, Validation, and Responsiveness of the Youth Activity Profile: the FLASHE study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 52(6): 880-887
  9. Welk, G.J., Kim, Y., Shook, R., Ellingson, L.D., & Lobelo, F. (2017) Validation of a Non-invasive, Disposable Activity Monitor for Clinical Applications. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 14(7): 546-551
  10. Saint-Maurice, P.F., Kim, Y., & Welk, G.J. (2017) Evidence for Data Missing At Random in Youth Physical Activity Monitoring Research. Journal of Sports Sciences. 35(5): 484-490
  11. An, H.S., Kim, Y., Peters, B., & Lee, J.M (2017) Accuracy of inclinometer functions of the activPAL and ActiGraph GT3X+: A focus on physical activity. Gait and Posture. 51:174-180
  12. Welk, G.J, Saint-Maurice, P.F., Kim, Y., Ellingson, L.D., Hibbing, P., Wolff-Hughes, D.L., & Perna, F.M. (2017) Understanding and interpreting error in physical activity data: Insights from the FLASHE Study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 52(6): 836-838
  13. Noonan, R.J., Boddy, L.M., Kim, Y., Knowles, Z.R. & Fairclough, S.J. (2017) Comparison of children’s free-living physical activity derived from wrist and hip raw accelerations during the segmented week. Journal of Sports Sciences. 35(21):2067-2072
  14. Welk, G.J., Beyler, N.K., Kim, Y., & Matthews, C.E. (2017) Calibration of Self-Report Measures of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 49(7):1473-1481
  15. Ellingson, L.D., Hibbing, P., Kim, Y., Frey-Law, L., Saint-Maurice, P., and Welk, G.J. (2017) Lab-based validation of different data processing methods for wrist-worn ActiGraph accelerometers in young adults. Physiological Measurement. 83(6): 1045-1060
  16. Song, M., Dieckmann, N.F., Stoyles, S., Kim, Y., & Lumeng, J.C. (2017) Associations between mother's and children's moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and sedentary time in the family context. Preventive Medicine Reports. 1(8):197-203
  17. Kim, Y., Crouter, S.E., Lee, J.M., Dixon, P.M., Gaesser, G.A., & Welk, G.J. (2016) Comparisons of prediction equations for estimating energy expenditure in youth. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 19(1): 35-40
  18. Ellingson, L.D., Schwabacher, I.J., Kim, Y., Welk, G.J. & Cook, D.B. (2016) Validity of an integrative method for processing physical activity data. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 48(8): 1629-38. 
  19. Lee, J.M., Saint-Maurice, P.F., Kim, Y., Welk, G.J. & Gaesser, G.A. (2016) Activity Energy Expenditure in Youth: Sex, Age, and Body Size Patterns. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 6 Supplement 1: S62-S70
  20. Lee, J.M., Kim, Y., Bai Y., Gaesser, G.A., & Welk, G.J. (2016) Validation of the SenseWear Mini Armband in Children during Semi-Structure Activity Settings. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 19(1): 41-45
  21. Saint-Maurice, P.F., Kim, Y., Welk, G.J., & Gaesser, G.A. (2016) Kids are not little adults: What MET threshold captures sedentary behavior in children? European Journal of Applied Physiology. 116(1): 29-38
  22. Hibbing, P., Kim, Y., Saint-Maurice, P.F., & Welk, G.J. (2016) Impact of activity outcome and measurement instrument on estimates of youth compliance with physical activity guidelines: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 16(1): 223
  23. Tucker, J., Welk, G.J., Beyler, N., & Kim, Y. (2016) Associations Between Physical Activity and Metabolic Syndrome: Comparison Between Self-Report and Accelerometry. American Journal of Health Promotion. 30(3): 155-62
  24. Bai, Y., Chen, S., Laurson, K., Kim, Y., Saint-Maurice, P., & Welk, G.J. (2016) The Associations of Youth Physical Activity and Screen Time with Fatness and Fitness- the 2012 NHANES National Youth Fitness Survey. PLoS ONE 11(1): e0148038. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148038
  25. Bai, Y., Welk G.J., Nam, Y.H., Lee, J.A., Lee, J.M., Kim, Y., Meier, N.F., & Dixon, P.M. (2016). Comparison of consumer and research monitors under semi-structured settings. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 48(1): 151-8
  26. Kim, Y., & Welk, G.J. (2015) Criterion validity of competing accelerometry-based activity monitoring devices. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 47(11): 2456-63
  27. Kim, Y., & Welk, G.J. (2015) Characterizing the context of sedentary lifestyles in a representative sample of adults: the Physical Activity Measurement Survey (PAMS) project. BMC Public Health. 15(1): 1218
  28. Calabró, M.A., Kim, Y.*, Franke, W.D., Stewart, J.M., & Welk, G.J. (2015) Objective and subjective measurement of energy expenditure in older adults: A doubly-labeled water study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 69(7): 850-5 (* indicates corresponding author)
  29. Welk, G.J., & Kim, Y. (2015) The Context of Physical Activity in a Representative Sample of Adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 47(10): 2102-10
  30. Chen, S., Zhu, X., Welk, G. J. & Kim, Y. (2015). Tracking energy balance in adolescents: Levels of compliance, energy flux, and learning. Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness.13(1): 35-41
  31. Chen, S., Zhu, X., Kim, Y., Welk, G.J., & Lanningham-Foster, L. (2015). Enhancing energy balance education through physical education and self-monitoring technology. European Physical Education Review.22(2): 137-149.
  32. Lee, J.M., Kim, Y., Kwon, Y.S., Derrick, T.R., & Welk, G.J. (2015) Feasibility of calibration smartphone to assess physical activity. The Korean Journal of Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Sport Science. 17(3): 1-10
  33. Kim, Y., Lee, J.M., Peters, B.P., Gaesser, G.A., & Welk, G.J. (2014). Examination of different accelerometer cut-points for assessing sedentary behaviors in children. PLoS ONE. 9(4): e90630.
  34. Kim, Y., Lee, J.M., Laurson, K., Bai, Y., Gaesser, G.A., & Welk, G.J. (2014). Accuracy of neck circumference in classifying overweight and obese US children. ISRN Obesity. vol. 2014
  35. Welk, G.J., Kim, Y., Stanfill, B., Osthus, D.A., Calabro, M.A., Nusser, S., & Carriquiry, A. (2014) Validity of the 24-h Physical Activity Recall: Physical Activity Measurement Survey. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 46(10): 2014-24.
  36. Lee, J.M., Kim, Y., & Welk, G.J. (2014). Validity of consumer-based physical activity monitors. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 46(9): 1840-8
  37. Chen, S., Kim, Y., & Gao, Z. (2014). The contributing role of physical education in youth's daily physical activity and sedentary behavior. BMC Public Health. 14: 110
  38. Chen, S., Zhu, X., Welk, G.J., Kim, Y., Lee, J., & Meier, N.F. (2013). Using Sensewear armband and diet journal to promote adolescents’ energy balance knowledge and motivation. Journal of Sport and Health Science. 3(4): 326-332
  39. Kim, Y., Beets, M.W., Pate, R.R., & Blair, S.N. (2013). The effect of reintegrating accelerometer counts in preschool children: comparison using different epoch lengths. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 16(2): 129-34
  40. Kim, Y., Beets, M.W., & Welk, G.J. (2012). Everything you wanted to know about selecting the “right” Actigraph accelerometer cut-points for youth, but…: A systematic review. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 15(4): 311-21
  41. Beets, M. W., Tilley, F., Kim, Y., & Webster, C. (2011). Nutritional Policies and Standards for Snacks Served in Afterschool Programs: A Review. Public Health Nutrition. (10): 1882-90

Publications – Book Chapters

  1. Welk, G. J., & Kim, Y. (2017). Sedentary behavior in children. (Chapter 18; pp. 221-235, 395-400) In W. Zhu & N. Owen (Eds.). Sedentary behavior and health concepts, assessments, and interventions. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Publications – Non-peer Reviewed Research Papers

  1. Lee, J.M., Kim, Y., & Welk, G.J. (2014). Validity and utility of consumer based physical activity monitors. ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal. 18 (4): 16-21