Kyung Soo Kim, PhD, RN

Associate Faculty

Dr. Kyung Soo Kim’s program of research is to improve the well-being of older adults with chronic pain and to promote healthy aging. Her current research focuses on understanding art making as a health intervention and designing art making interventions for older adults with chronic pain. In order to expand the application of art making to various other health conditions in older adults, she plan to study its effects on mood, perceived control, self-efficacy, and brain plasticity. Her long-term goal of research is to target underserved older adults in communities where art making can be designed and implemented as a community-based health approach.

    Research areas
    • Chronic pain and treatment in older adults
    • Designing and evaluating patient-centered art making intervention
    • Instrument development and validation
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Iowa
    PhD in Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    MSN in Nursing Education, Villanova University
    BSN, Eastern University
    ADN, The National Medical Center College of Nursing (S. Korea)