Seo Baik, PhD

Computational Health Research Branch

Contact Information
Building 38A - Lister Hill Center, 9N911

Expertise and Research Interests:

In June 2015 Seo Baik, Ph.D., joined the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications at the National Library of Medicine. Dr. Baik received his doctorate degree in Statistics from University of Pittsburgh and his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Applied Statistics from Texas A&M University and Chung-Ang University, Seoul Korea respectively. He has rich experience with the evaluation of large databases – especially Medicare’s huge trove of clinical and administrative data.  He recently published a comparative effectiveness study – a lead article in JAMA Internal Medicine – that showed that warfarin was safer than a new and expensive factor Xa inhibitor. His research interests include comparative efficacy and safety of prescription drugs, health economics, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare. He works in the Computer Science Branch with Dr. Clem McDonald and others.

Honors and Awards:

Received an individual NLM Special Act or Service Award in 2017 for completing the analysis and interpretation of several biomedical statistical projects.


Zhang Y, Baik SH, Zuvekas SH Simulating Variation in Families' Spending across Marketplace Plans. Health Serv Res. 2018 Feb 14. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12831. [Epub ahead of print]

Kury F, Baik SH, McDonald CJ Cardioprotective Drugs and Incident Dementias in Medicare's Big Data. AMIA 2017.

Baik SH, Kury F, McDonald CJ Risk of Alzheimer's Disease Among Senior Medicare Beneficiaries Treated With Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Oct 20;35(30):3401-3409. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.72.6109. Epub 2017 Aug 25.

Kury F, Baik SH, McDonald CJ Analysis of Healthcare Cost and Utilization in the First Two Years of the Medicare Shared Savings Program Using Big Data from the CMS Enclave. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2017 Feb 10;2016:724-733. eCollection 2016.