Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Dr. Minjin Kim is a transcultural nurse implementation scientist and postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at UMass Medical School where her fellowship is supported by NCI training for cancer prevention and control and implementation science.

Dr. Kim is committed to cancer prevention and implementation science using innovative technology-based storytelling interventions to address health disparities and promote health equity among the various populations. She has contributed to several community-based participatory research projects to develop and test culturally appropriate interventions related to the prevention of hepatitis B, and HPV-associated cancers, particularly among Asian Americans. She is an expert in the development of digital storytelling interventions using innovative methods for trial-based delivery technology tools to improve recruitment, engagement, and retention. She is also keen on researching cross-cultural and cross-generational health communication and mental health issues among immigrants. She is currently co-editing a book project, The 1.5 generation: Korean Diasporas around the World, which will be published in 2020.

Experience

  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Publications

  • 2020
    A Storytelling Intervention in a Mobile, Web-Based Platform: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Preliminary Effectiveness to Promote Human Papillomavirus Vaccination in Korean American College Women., Health Educ Behav.
  • 2020
    Challenges and Lessons Learned From a Mobile Health, Web-Based Human Papillomavirus Intervention for Female Korean American College Students: Feasibility Experimental Study., JMIR Form Res.
  • 2019
    Development and acceptability of a peer-paired, cross-cultural and cross-generational storytelling HPV intervention for Korean American college women., Health Educ Res.
  • 2019
    HPV Vaccination and Korean American College Women: Cultural Factors, Knowledge, and Attitudes in Cervical Cancer Prevention., J Community Health.
  • 2018
    Awareness, knowledge, social norms, and vaccination intentions among Khmer mother-daughter pairs., Ethn Health.
  • 2018
    Using narrative intervention for HPV vaccine behavior change among Khmer mothers and daughters: A pilot RCT to examine feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effectiveness., Appl Nurs Res.
  • 2017
    Human Papillomavirus: A Qualitative Study of Korean American Female College Students' Attitudes Toward Vaccination., Clin J Oncol Nurs.
  • 2017
    Development of a theory-guided storytelling narrative intervention to improve HPV vaccination behavior: Save our daughters from cervical cancer., Appl Nurs Res.
  • 2016
    Factors associated with HPV vaccination among Cambodian American teenagers. , Public Health Nursing
  • 2016
    Culturally adaptive storytelling method to improve hypertension control in Vietnam - "We talk about our hypertension": study protocol for a feasibility cluster-randomized controlled trial., Trials
  • 2015
    Using qualitative methods to develop a contextually tailored instrument: Lessons learned., Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs.
  • 2015
    Debunking the myth: Low knowledge levels of HBV infection among Asian American college students., Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
  • 2014
    Asian flushing: genetic and sociocultural factors of alcoholism among East Asians. , Gastroenterol Nurs.