Bomi Kim Hirsch

Position title: Research and Evidence Scientist


Bomi is a Research and Evidence Scientist on the Evidence & Policy Analysis team.

Prior to joining County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, Bomi worked on survey and data analysis as a project assistant at the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also worked as an assistant researcher on the Korea national child well-being project, Dream Start, conducting first-year program evaluation and program coordination.

She holds a PhD in social welfare from the University of Wisconsin School of Social Work. Her dissertation examines the effects of maternal social support on child abuse and neglect in the neighborhood disadvantage context. She received her B.A. and M.A. in social welfare from Seoul National University in South Korea. Her interests focus on family and child well-being, programs and policies for families with low incomes, and health disparities and equity.

The Evidence & Policy Analysis team’s work includes What Works for Health (WWFH), an online database that provides community leaders, coalitions, and others with promising strategies to respond effectively to their health priorities. Analysts review research to rate strategies’ effectiveness in improving health and advancing equity. Strategies include policies, programs, and systems and environmental changes.