Dr. Kim is dual research and clinical T32 fellow working with Drs. Beth Darnall, Sean Mackey, and Heather Poupore-King. Her research is focused on developing and testing innovative digital interventions for chronic pain. Prior to Stanford, she received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy and external research training at the University of Michigan (at the Kratz Lab) with a focus on psychosocial factors (e.g., mindfulness, pain acceptance) for chronic pain. She completed an APA-accredited internship at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Her clinical interest is broadly focused on pain management, health promotion, adjustment-related issues, and emotional regulation. She uses a number of treatment approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, mindfulness-based treatments, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy approaches.

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Detroit Mercy (2023)
  • Master of Science, University of Michigan Dearborn (2017)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Chung Buk National University (1999)
  • Master of Arts, University of Detroit Mercy (2020)
  • Internship, VA Boston Healthcare System, Clinical Psychology (2023)
  • PhD, University of Detroit Mercy, Clinical Psychology (2023)
  • MS, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Health Psychology (2017)

Stanford Advisors

Research Interests

  • Psychology

Graduate and Fellowship Programs

  • Pain Management (Fellowship Program)