Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) faculty member Miyong Kim, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been promoted to the rank of Professor in the Department of Community and Public Health.
Kim, who has served on the faculty since 1997, notes "Hopkins has been a perfect environment for me to conduct community-based participatory research. This honor illustrates the schools commitment - and strengthens my own - toward increasing the quality and validity of research while also benefiting Baltimore communities."
Kim's academic nursing career has focused on reducing health disparities among traditionally under-served ethnic minority populations through community-based participatory research (CBPR). Her CBPR projects, funded by agencies such as NIH and AHRQ, have a wide scope, ranging from hypertension and diabetic control programs to mental health and cancer prevention projects. Other research expertise includes methods of cross-cultural research, comparative epidemiology, and program evaluation.
As a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow (2005-2008), Kim is receiving three years of advanced leadership training for nurses in senior executive roles who want to have a significant impact on health care, including direct patient services, education in the health professions, and public health. She is also a regular study section member of the NIH Center for Scientific Review and serves as an evaluation consultant on many national and international research and policy analysis projects.
"The School of Nursing is very pleased with Dr. Kim's promotion to full professor," says Dean Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN. "Her accomplishments in advancing the science of nursing on national and international levels, her dedication to enhancing her skills through advanced leadership training, and her commitment to research and partnership with the local Baltimore community make her an exemplary professor and nurse researcher."