Associate Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis;
Associate Professor, UC Davis School of Medicine, Department of Public Health

Katherin Kim

Katherine Kim is an associate professor with a joint appointment in the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and the School of Medicine, Department of Public Health. Her research focuses on information technology to improve community health, care coordination and clinical research.

Kim has led research projects using participatory methods to design, implement and evaluate mobile and social technology-enabled health interventions and distributed research networks. Her areas of clinical interest include cancer, obesity, heart disease and other chronic conditions. Her work has been funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), McKesson Foundation and Boston University National Cancer Institute.

Currently, Kim leads a research project at the School of Nursing exploring the use of a social networking platform in cancer care and its impact on care. She also conducts research as part of the UC Davis team contributing to a University of California-wide project exploring the connectivity of three networks serving more than 21 million patients. The project is funded by a nearly $7 million grant from PCORI, which supports development of a nationwide clinical research network.

Her work has been published in journals such as Medical Care, Journal of the American Medical Association and Nursing Outlook. She has received best paper nominations from AcademyHealth and the American Medical Informatics Association. Kim also serves on advisory boards and task forces for iDASH, an NIH National Center for Biomedical Computing, the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and PCORI.

Prior to her 2014 appointment as an assistant professor at the nursing school, Kim was the first-ever graduate of the doctoral Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership program. Over the course of her four years in the doctoral program, she was recognized several times for her leadership in the health technology fields. She co-founded the Interprofessional Health Informatics Student Special Interest Group and received a number of scholarships. Previously, Kim was a professor at San Francisco State University’s Health Equity Institute. For more than 20 years, she has led teams to innovate and excel in hospitals and medical groups. She was also an entrepreneur serving as CEO of a venture-funded startup, leader of a business incubator and founder and president of Kim Consultants.

She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Harvard College as well as a Master of Public Health and Master of Business Administration from UC Berkeley.

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