Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care ISSN: 2325-9795

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Sun S Kim

Sun S Kim, PhD
Department of Nursing
University of Massachusetts, USA

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Sun Kim is the recipient of a Patient-Oriented Mentored Research Career Development Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in recognition of her clinical trial of a culturally tailored tobacco-dependence treatment for Korean Americans. Kim earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Seoul National University. She migrated to the U.S. and worked in inpatient units for 13 years. She studied at Rutgers University, earning a master’s degree in psychiatric mental health nursing and a doctorate in nursing research. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. She specializes in tobacco dependence treatment for underserved populations, such as Asian Americans and people with mental illness, and in differences in treatment outcomes owing to gender. She recently received an R56 grant from NIDA to compare the effectiveness of a video-conferencing intervention with that of a telephone intervention.

Research Interest

Dr. Sun Kim research interests include Tobacco Dependence Treatment for Underserved Populations, Differences in Treatment Outcomes Owing to Gender.


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