Kyounghae Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor (PI)

School of Nursing

Research Overview

My experience as a nurse practitioner, caring primarily for patients with cultural, social, and linguistic needs and who struggle to obtain proper healthcare, has inspired me to close a gap between the U.S. health care system and health care consumers. Of particular interest are methods of eliminating health disparities in cancer prevention by empowering consumers to make informed decisions and navigate the health care system. I also hope to simplify the health care system. To this end, I plan to develop and pilot a health literate mobile application to promote human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake. The purpose of this proposed study is to assess factors that affect parental HPV decision making and develop and pilot an mobile application to promote adolescent HPV vaccine uptake among parents who face certain social and cultural needs. This proposal builds on my strong training in quantitative and qualitative research and multidisciplinary research in health literacy and decision making surrounding cancer screening in community settings. This study will add to knowledge of how parent-provider communication affects parents’ decisions about the HPV vaccine relative to their cultural values and preferences.


2015 Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Baltimore, MD

2011 Post-Master Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Lehman College Department of Nursing Bronx, NY

2010 Master of Science in Nursing Columbia University Adult Nurse Practitioner School of Nursing New York, NY

2005 Bachelor of Science in Nursing Korea University College of Nursing South Korea

Recent/Selected Publications


Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-5915
Mailing Address231 Glenbrook Road
Storrs, CT 06269