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Miyong Kim | Professor | Associate Vice President for Community Health Engagement | La Quinta Centennial Endowed Professor

Miyong Kim

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Phone: 512 471-8361

Office: NUR 2.104AA
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
1710 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78712

Dr. Miyong Kim's Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Dr. Kim is a translational researcher who has built a strong program of research focused on community-based participatory research (CBPR) as a means of reducing cardiovascular related health disparities among traditionally undeserved ethnic minority populations. Dr. Kim’s research program examines the effectiveness of self-care strategies for improving health outcomes and overcoming racial, ethnic and social disparities in healthcare. She has conducted several descriptive studies to explore and better define barriers and facilitators to equitable care for this racial and ethnic minority population. She has conducted more than 40 externally funded studies (Over $ 20 million research cost) to improve minority health and over 100 publications on high impact scientific journals.

Dr. Kim currently serves as the inaugural Associate Vice President of Community Health Engagement at UT Austin. Most recently, in collaboration with 14 departments at UT and more than 10 community partners, Dr. Kim successfully obtained NIH funding to open a collaborative research center, the Center for Trans-Disciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-Management Science (TCRSS). As the principal investigator and director for this new Center, she is actively facilitating community-partnered research projects, mentoring junior investigators, and establishing an extensive network of community collaborators.

Dr. Kim’s research links community building strategies and health outcomes for individuals from under-served communities; her work continues to inform the researchers and clinicians to find community based evidence materials that deliver high quality, equitable care to increasingly diverse patient populations.

Dr. Kim had a long distinguished career at Johns Hopkins University where she started as an Assistant Professor & rose to the rank of full Professor, served as Department Chair and the Director of Center for Excellence in Cardiovascular Health Promotion before moving to UT in 2013.

Current Funded Projects

  • 2016-2018: Principal Investigator, Workforce analysis of Community Health Worker /establishing CHW education Institute, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, $300,000.
  • 2016-2022: Principal Investigator, Mama Sana/Vibrant Women Maternal Health Equity  Program
  • 2016-2022: Principal Investigator, Community based African American Wellness Program
  • 2016-2017: Co-Investigator, Community-based conversation game intervention to engage south Asian Indians with advanced care planning: A pilot feasibility study, St Davis’s CHPR pilot grant (PI: Kavita Radhakrishnan)
  • 2014-2019: Principal Investigator Center for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-Management Science P30NR015335-0 Direct cost: $2.4  million
  • 2015-2020: Co-Investigator, Limited English Proficiency, Health, and Healthcare among Older Immigrants (PI: Yuri Jang). NIH/NIA R01 AG 047106 NIA
  • 2016-2017: Co-Investigator, UT Pop-Up Institutes Foster New Research Partnership: Discrimination and Population Health Disparities (PI: Stephen Russell)

Completed Projects

  • 2009-2016: Principal Investigator, Community-Based Diabetes Care for Korean American Immigrants. NIH/NIDDK 1R18DK083936, Direct Cost $3million
  • 2015-2016: Co-Investigator, Ebola-related Information Wanted and Obtained by Healthcare Providers NSF foundation ( PI. : Bo Xie)
  • 2015-2016: Principal Investigator, Understanding and Promotion Health Literacy in Underserved Communities in Travis County, University of Texas at Austin - Professorship funded research
  • 2010-2015: Co-Investigator: Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities (PI: Cooper, L.) Type: P50 P50HL105187, annual direct cost $1,289,042.
  • 2009-2014: Principal Investigator, Center for Cardiovascular Health in Vulnerable Populations, NIH/NINR P30 NR011409, Direct cost: $2 million
  • 2010-2014: Co-Investigator, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Obesity Research & Training Center U54 HD070725-01(Wang, Y.) Direct cost : $2 million/year
  • 2012-2013: Integration of North Korean Refugees in South Korea. Role: Co-I (PI: Haera Han), 5% effort (In kind). Hopkins Population Center. Total direct costs $10,000
  • 2006-2012: Principal Investigator, Health Literacy-Focused HBP Care for Korean American Seniors. 1R01HL085567. NIH-NHLBI, $2.5 million direct cost.
  • 2009-2013: Co-Investigator, Better Breast and Cervical Cancer Control for Korean American Women 1R01 CA129060 NIH-NCI (PI: Haera Han) Direct cost: $1.88 million
  • 2008-2011: Co-Investigator (PI: Lee, H. B.),  Assessment of Burden of Dementia among Korean Elders in Maryland  Agency: Alzheimer’s Association
  • 2006-2008: Principal Investigator, Diabetes Self-Care for Korean Americans. 1R34DK071957-01. Agency: NIH-NIDDK, $$330,000 annual direct costs.
  • 2007-2012: Co-Investigator (PI: Ford, D.), CTSA - Community Engagement and Translation Program (CETP), NIH –NCRR
  • 2002-2012: Co-Investigator (PI: Allen), Research Training in Health Disparities of Underserved Populations, National Institute of Nursing Research T32 NR07968
  • 1999-2013: Co-Investigator (PI:  Gaston- Johansson), Global Health Promotion Research Training Program NIH/ Fogarty International Center T37TW00108
  • 2004-2009: Co-Investigator (PI: Mock, V.), Center for Collaborative Intervention Research. P30 NR008995-01. National Institute of Nursing Research, $1,589,594 annual direct cost
  • 2003-2008: Principal Investigator, High Blood Pressure Care for Korean Americans. R01 HS13160, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), DHHS $306,000 annual direct costs.
  • 2006-2008: Co-Investigator (PI: Han, H.), Moms and Girlfriends against Smoking: Cessation Intervention for Young Korean Males, American Legacy Foundation, Direct cost: $100,000
  • 2006-2007: Co-Investigator (PI: Dr. Hill, E.), Development of a person-environment after full assessment (PEAFA) tool.
  • 2006-2007: Co-Investigator (PI: Dr. Kim, E.S.), Factors and Patterns of Health Care Service Utilization Of Medicaid recipients in Korea
  • 2006-2007: Co-Investigator (PI. Dr. Gittelson, J.), Baltimore Healthy Stores Feasibility trial (BHS2).CCIR faculty research fund 
  • 2005-2007: Co-Investigator (PI: Han, H.), Better Breast Health for Korean American Women. 1R03CA110939-01A1. NIH/NCI $50,000 annual direct costs.
  • 2002-2007: Co-Investigator (PI: Gaston-Johansson, F.), Nursing Partnership Center on Health Disparities Research. 1 P20 NR008375-01/K400-J22-2058 National Institute of Nursing Research, $1,688,502 annual direct cost.:
  • 2002-2007: Co-Investigator (PI: J. Allen), Research Training in Health Disparities of Underserved Populations T32NR07968-0. National Institute of Nursing Research.:
  • 2003-2006: Co-Investigator (PI: Page, G.), Neonatal pain, Adult Bio-behavioral responses to stress, R01NR07742 National Institute of Nursing Research, $250,000 annual direct cost.
  • 2003-2007: Co-Investigator (PI: Kelleher, C.), Using Home Health Aid to Assist the Elderly with CHF, AHRQ R01 HS 13633, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. $2.5 million annual direct cost.
  • 2003-2005: Co-Investigator (PI: Han, H.), The Experiences and Challenges of Informal Caregivers Focusing on the Korean American Community. R03 HS013779-01, Agency for Healthcare Research for Quality $100,000 annual direct cost.
  • 2001-2003: Principal Investigator, Self-Help Intervention for Korean American Elderly with HBP,  R15NR05315, NINR-NIH, $163,563 annual direct cost.:
  • 2001-2003: Principal Investigator, Minority Supplement for Master student Joann Lee, for Self-Help Intervention for Korean American Elderly with HBP, R15NR05315_S1, NINR-NIH
  • 2002-2004: Principal Investigator, Community-Based Multilevel Anti-Smoking Initiatives in the Korean American Community of Maryland.  MD Cigarette Restitution Fund for Faculty Retention Program, $299,000 annual direct cost.
  • 2002-2005: Co-Investigator (PI: Kim, B.), Building a Smoke-Free Community. American Legacy Foundation, 2228/NA, $350,000 annual direct cost.
  • 1999-2004: Co-Investigator (PI: Hill, M.), Comprehensive HBP Care for Young Black Men. National Institute of Nursing Research, 2RO1NR/HL04119. $1,933,459 annual direct cost.
  • 2001-2003: Co-Investigator (PI: Juon, H.), Breast Health for Korean American Women. Komen Foundation $249, 442 annual direct cost.
  • 2001-2002: Co-Investigator (PI: Kim, B.), Focus Group Study on Barriers and Facilitators to Make Smoking Cessation Successful for Korean Americans. Maryland DHMH CRFP MOTA Grant. $8,000.
  • 2001-2002: Co-Investigator (PI: Kim, B.), Pilot Investigation of Feasibility of Smoking Cessation Classes among Korean American Men. Baltimore City CRFP Grant. $25,000.