Advisory Board

About Us

Hye-Won Shin Ph.D

  • Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Chiron Total
  • Director of Korea Relations at UCI Office of Global Engagement

Dr. Hye-Won Shin is the co-founder of Chiron Total, an Irvine–based medical program management,community education, and biomedical and clinical research organization. At Chiron Total, Dr. Shin serves as the Chief Scientific Officer, develops research projects, manages community education programs, and establishes new businesses and global partnerships. In parallel, Dr. Shin is the Director of Korea Relations at the UC Irvine Office of Global Engagement. Her role is to facilitate collaborative relationships with educational, governmental, and private industrial entities in Korea to promote UCI’s vision of becoming a global leader in education and innovation. In addition, Dr. Shin serves as Director of Research and Programs at Somang Society; and works closely with President Boon Ja Yoo for developing Somang Advisory Board.
Dr. Shin is a biomedical engineer and clinical translational scientist. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from UCI. Dr. Shin’s current areas of research interest include medical imaging biomarkers and radiomics that can aid clinicians better diagnose medical conditions, provide effective treatment, and thus improve patient’s outcome. She also focuses on developing interventions that can reduce racial and ethnic health disparities, specifically among Asian immigrants with limited English Proficiency. Dr. Shin was previously an independent investigator with an academic title of project scientist at UCI where she developed minimally invasive medical technologies utilizing gas biomarkers to detect and follow malignancy, infection, and inflammation; and worked closely with engineers, basic scientists, and physicians to translate engineering technology into the medical marketplace.
She has published 29 research papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals; 54 conference proceedings and has written multiple successful research grants. In addition, she is an inventor on four issued and one pending patents. Dr. Shin has been invited to present at national and international science conferences over 60 occasions. In addition, she has been invited to serve as a National Institute of Health extramural grant reviewer and has served as a referee for a number of peer-reviewed journals including the IEEE Sensors Journal, Journal of Breath Research, the Journal of Applied Physiology, European Respiratory Journal, and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine to provide expert evaluations on the research of fellow scientists.