"Community-based participatory research is the most rigorous intervention research methodology. It enhances the relevance and use of data, increases the quality and validity of research, improves intervention design, and benefits the community through the knowledge gained and actions taken."
Dr. Miyong Kim is an exceptional translational researcher who utilizes community-based participatory research to reduce health disparities among traditionally underserved ethnic minority populations. Her work at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing focuses on the key areas of hypertension and diabetes control, cancer prevention, and mental health. In all of her investigations, Dr. Kim employs her expertise in cross-cultural research, comparative epidemiology and program evaluation. Through grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, and the American Legacy Foundation, she is testing the effectiveness of a community-based, self-help program in different minority populations. Her research is widely published both here in the U.S. and in Korea and she has presented more than 100 methodological papers at international and national scientific conferences. Dr. Kim currently is engaged in the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program, an advanced leadership program for nurses in senior executive roles. She also serves as a regular NIH study section member and as an evaluation consultant on an array of national and international research and policy analysis projects.
Cardiovascular health promotion and cancer prevention research; methods of cross-cultural research; instrumentation, statistical analyses, and intervention evaluation; prevalence, risk factors, and factors associated with prevention and treatment of coronary heart disease among Korean American immigrants.