Heejung Kim, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville
MSN, University of Virginia, Charlotesville
BSN, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Heejung Kim, Ph.D., RN, is an assistant professor at the KU School of Nursing, with a research focus on health care technologies, including mobile technologies, to improve the health and well-being of patients and their family care givers. She has an interest in studying older adults with cognitive impairment and their caregivers.  

At the KU School of Nursing, Kim has been actively involved in a National Institutes of Health-funded, technology-based clinical trial for families managing complex chronic care at home, a grant led by Kim's primary research mentor, Carol Smith.

She was principal investigatory on Cognitive-Physical Activities Uisng Mobile Tablets by Mild Cognitively Impaired Adults. a pilot study funded by a Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Trail Blazer award. In 2013, Kim was named the Butler-Williams Scholar by the National Institute on Aging's Summer Institute on Aging Research program.

She has Ph.D. from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, where she also received a master's of science in nursing degree from the geriatric nurse practitioner program. Kim received her undergraduate degree from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.

Kim's five-year research assistantship and dissertation focused on how the Internet could help caregivers of people with dementia  access social support and resources during caregiving.


Last modified: Jan 06, 2015


Heejung Kim, Ph.D., RN
Assistant Professor

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