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Sunny Kim

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Asst Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3020
Biography

Sunny Kim’s research interests include cancer patient/caregiver supportive care, quality of life, and psychosocial well-being, with a particular emphasis on digital storytelling as a therapeutic intervention. She is an assistant professor with the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University.

 

Education
  • Ph.D. George Mason University 2013
  • M.A. Michigan State University 2010
  • B.A. New Mexico State University 2007
  • B.A. Seoul Women's University 2007
Research Interests
  • Psychosocial Intervention
  • Emotional Coping and Distress
  • Social support/social networks and supportive care for cancer patients and cancer survivors
  • Bone-marrow transplant patients and quality of life
  • Cancer prevention behaviors
  • Narrative-based digital storytelling intervention
  • Patient-provider communication
  • Cross-cultural research
  • Qualitative and quantitative methodology
Publications

For a current list of publications and research activity visit experts.asu.edu.

  • Kim, W., Ray, C.D., Larkey, L., Ramos, E., & Northfelt, D. (in press). Factors Predicting Unmet Supportive Care Needs among Adult Cancer Patients. Health Behavior and Policy Review
  • Bangerter, L.R., Griffin, J.M., Langer, S., Hasan, B., Kim, W. Murad, M.H., & Khera, N. (2018). The  effect of psychosocial interventions on outcomes for caregivers of hematopoietic cell transplant patients. Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports, 13, 155-163.
  • Kim, W.S., Shin, C-N., Larkey, L., & Roe, D. (2017). Development and validation of a measure to evaluate critical components of storytelling interventions: The Narrative Quality Assessment Tool. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 25(1), 171-183.
  • McNulty, J., Kim, W., Thurston, T., Kim, J., & Larkey, L. (2016). Interventions to improve quality of life, well-being and cancer care in Hispanic/Latino cancer survivors: A systematic literature review. Oncology Nursing Forum, 43(3), 374-384 
  • Kim, W., McNulty, J., Chang, Y-H., Weise, M., Hashimi, S., & Khera, N. (2015). Financial burden after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation: A qualitative analysis from patient perspectives. Bone Marrow Transplantation, 50(9), 1259-1261.
  • Kim, W.S., Kreps, G., & Shin, C-N. (2015). The role of social support and social networks in health information seeking behavior among Korean Americans. International Journal of Health in Equity, 14(40), 1-10. 
  • Kim, W.S., Nicotera, N.M., & McNulty, J. (2015). Nurses’ perceptions of constructive and destructive conflict. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71(9), 2073-2083
  • Kim, W., & Kreps, G.L. (2014). The Association between Online Health Information-Seeking Behavior and Social Support in Social Networks among Korean Americans. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 1, 381-394.
  • Kim, S.W ., Abel, G.A., Chang, Y-H., McNulty, J., Coronado, D.S., Weise, M., Hashimi, S., Roy, V., Tilburt, J., Albelda, R., & Khera, N. (2014) Patient and provider perspective on financial burden after an allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Manuscript accepted for Journal of Clinical Oncology, 32 (supplement), e17539.
Research Activity

Grants & Project

  • Principal Investigator (2017-2020). Effects of Digital Stories Intervention on Psychosocial Well-being for Cancer Patients and Caregivers undergoing Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT). NIH/NCI, 1R15CA213035-01A1 
  • Principal Investigator (2017). Digital Storytelling Intervention for Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Caregiver, ASU/Mayo Collaborative Research Seed Grant.
  • Principal Investiagtor (2016). Effects of Digital Stories Intervention on Psychosocial Well-being for Cancer Patients and Caregivers undergoing Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: A Pilot Study. Arizona State University, Institute of Social Science Research Seed Grant
  • Co-Principal Investigator (2016). Identifying and Addressing the Psychosocial Needs of Hematopoietic cell Transplantation Patients. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Bacon Funds  for Leukemia and Bone Marrow Transplant Research (Co-PI: Khera)
  • Co-Principal Investigator (2016). Effects of Digital Stories Intervention on Psychosocial Well-being for Cancer Patients and Caregivers undergoing Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Marley Funds for Leukemia and Bone Marrow Transplant Research (Co-PI: Khera)
  • Co-Investigator (2016-2017). Developing and Pilot Testing of a Digital-Storytelling Intervention on HPV Vaccination Promotion for Vietnamese American Adolescents, American Nurses Foundation Research Award (PI:Chen)
  • Co-Investigator (2015-2016). Developing interventions to prevent and manage negative impacts of cancer and cancer treatment: Improving quality of life in adult Latino cancer survivors. Research Carrer Development Award, Oncology Nursing Forum (PI: McNulty)
  • Collaborator (2015-2020). Effects of Meditative Movement (Qigong/Tai Chi Easy) on Fatigued Breast Cancer Survivors. NIH/NCI, 1R01CA182901-01A1 (PI: Larkey)

 

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HCR 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HCR 406Hlth Litrcy for Hlth Cr Prof
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HCR 406Hlth Litrcy for Hlth Cr Prof
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HCR 230Culture and Health
NUR 498Pro-Seminar
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 498Pro-Seminar
HCR 691Seminar
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 498Pro-Seminar
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HCR 230Culture and Health
Honors / Awards
  • 2017, Distinguished Alumni Award, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University
  • 2016, Outstanding Alumni Award, Department of Communication, George Mason University
  • 2016, Serving University Needs (SUN) Award, Arizona State University
  • 2016, Masters Teaching Certificate, Arizona State University
  • 2015, Serving University Needs (SUN) Award, Arizona State University
  • 2013, Finalist, Limited Submission competition for the NIH director's Early Independence Awards (DP5), Arizona State University
  • 2012-2013, Outstanding PhD Student Award, George Mason University
  • 2013, Top Student Paper Award (Title: Representation of Cancer Information in Korean-American Newspapers: A Content Analysis, D.C Health Communication Conference.