Miyong Kim, RN, PhD, FAAN

Associate Vice President; Professor

1992 …2019
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Miyong Kim is a professor in Dell Med's Department of Population Health and a professor in the School of Nursing. Kim is a translational researcher who has built a strong program of research focused on community-based participatory research as a means of reducing cardiovascular-related health disparities among ethnic minority populations. Kim’s research program examines the effectiveness of self-care strategies for improving health outcomes and overcoming racial, ethnic and social disparities in health care. 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 to improve minority health, and her research has been published in more than 100 high-impact scientific journals.

Kim currently serves as the inaugural associate vice president of community health engagement at The University of Texas at Austin. Most recently, in collaboration with 14 departments at UT and more than 10 community partners, 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.

Kim’s research links community-building strategies and health outcomes for individuals from communities that have had difficulty getting access to health care. 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.

Kim had a distinguished career at Johns Hopkins University, where she started as an assistant professor and rose to the rank of full professor. She served as department chair and the director of the Center for Excellence in Cardiovascular Health Promotion before moving to UT Austin in 2013.

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Research Output 1992 2019

  • 127 Article
  • 7 Review article
  • 1 Conference contribution

Factors associated with dental service use of older Korean Americans

Jang, Y., Yoon, H., Rhee, M. K., Park, N. S., Chiriboga, D. A. & Kim, M. T., Aug 2019, In : Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 47, 4, p. 340-345 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Asian Americans
Dental Insurance
Oral Health
Health Insurance

Familiarity, Navigation, and Comprehension: Key Dimensions of Health Literacy in Pap Test Use among Korean American Women

Han, H. R., Kim, K., Cudjoe, J. & Kim, M. T., Jun 3 2019, In : Journal of Health Communication. 24, 6, p. 585-591 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Literacy
Papanicolaou Test
Asian Americans
1 Citation (Scopus)

Food Sources of Sodium in Korean Americans With Type 2 Diabetes: Implications for Cardiovascular Disease

Ko, J., Timmerman, G. M., Kim, K. B. & Kim, M. T., Mar 1 2019, In : Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 30, 2, p. 154-162 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Asian Americans
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Dietary Sodium
Cardiovascular Diseases

Healthcare Navigation Self-Sufficiency in Older Korean Immigrants

Jang, Y., Park, N. S., Chiriboga, D. A., Rhee, M. K., Yoon, H. & Kim, M. T., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Applied Gerontology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Delivery of Health Care
Asian Americans
Health Resources
Emigration and Immigration
Vulnerable Populations
6 Citations (Scopus)

Limited English Proficiency and Health Service Use in Asian Americans

Jang, Y. & Kim, M. T., Apr 15 2019, In : Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 21, 2, p. 264-270 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Asian Americans
Health Services
Delivery of Health Care
Health Planning