Hee Jun Kim

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Hee Jun Kim

Ph.D., RN

Associate Professor


Email: Hee Jun Kim
Office Phone: 202-994-3196
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 500, 541 Washington DC 20006

Hee Jun Kim, tenure-track associate professor, focuses on racial/ethnic differences in health, specifically in disparities in pain sensitivity and chronic pain. Her program of research addresses underlying mechanisms of the differences in chronic pain across diverse racial/ethnic groups. She recently conducted a study exploring multi-dimensional correlates of chronic pain among Asians with various rheumatic disease, funded by National Research Foundation of Korea. She is also working on several multi-center, cross-cultural comparison studies on mental health status among young adults, and nursing students’ simulation education experiences.

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore - Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (2016)
  • Seoul National University – Master of Science in Nursing (2011)
  • Seoul National University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2004)
  • Meeker, Timothy J.,*; Kim, Hee Jun; Tulloch, Ingrid K.; Keaser, Michael L.; Seminowicz, David A.; Dorsey, Susan G.. Secondary analysis: heat and self-report pain sensitivity associate with biological sex and racialized sociocultural group but may not be mediated by anxiety or pain catastrophizing. PAIN Reports 9(1):p e1133, January 2024. | DOI: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000001133
  • Kim, H. J., Meeker, T. J., Tulloch, I. K., Mullins, J., Park, J. H., Bae, S. H. (2022). Pandemic fatigue and anxiety sensitivity as associated factors with posttraumatic stress symptoms among university students in South Korea during the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. Int J Public Health, 3;67:1604552. doi: 10.3389/ijph.2022.1604552.
  • Kim, H. J., Kim, C. J., Ahn, J. A., & Juon, H. S. (2022). Prevalence and correlates of depression among South Korean older adults living in relative poverty. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 38, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnu.2022.01.002
  • Chang, S. J., Kim, H. J., Juon, H. S., Park, H., Choi, S. W., Lee, K. E., & Ryu, H. (2022). A comparison of the influencing factors of chronic pain and quality of life between older Koreans and Korean-Americans with chronic pain: a correlational study. Quality of life research, 31(4):1179-1189. doi:10.1007/s11136-021-02983-2.
  • Lee, Y. H., Lee, Y., Ahn, J. A., Kim, H. J. (2022). Critical thinking disposition, medication error risk level of high-alert medication and medication safety competency among intensive care unit nurses. Journal of Korean Critical Care Nursing, 15 (2), 1-13.
  • Park, J.H., Osborne, R.H., Kim, H.J., Bae, S.H. (2022). Cultural and linguistic adaption and testing of the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) among healthy people in Korea. PLoS One, Aug 1;17(8):e0271549. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0271549.
  • Le, D., Kim, H.J., Wen, K.Y., Juon, H.S. (2022). Disparities in awareness of the HPV vaccine and HPV-associated cancers among racial/ethnic minority populations: 2018 HINTS. Ethn Health, 31:1-15. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2022.2116630. Epub ahead of print.
  • Min, S. M., Kim, H. J., Kim, C. J., Ahn, J.A. (2022). Post-traumatic Growth and it’s associations with deliberate rumination, self-disclosure, and social support among intensive care unit nurses. Journal of Korean Critical Care Nursing, 15 (2), 50-63.
  • Kim, H. J., Boo, S., & Meeker, T. J. (2021). Pain Prevalence, Management and Interference Among University Students in South Korea: An Exploratory Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of pain research, 14, 2423–2431. https://doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S324758
  • Kim, H. J., Park, H., & Juon, H. S. (2021). The Mediating Role of Pain Catastrophizing on the Association Between Depression and Pain Severity and Interference Among Elderly Asian Immigrants with Chronic Pain. Journal of pain research, 14, 737–745.
  • Austin, E. N., Henson, A. P., Kim, H. J., Ogle, K. T., & Park, H. (2021). Analysis of Computer Adaptive Testing in a Pathopharmacology Course. The Journal of nursing education, 60 (3), 155–158.
  • Kim, H. S., Kim, H. J., & Juon, H. S. (2021). Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Patient-Provider Communication and the Role of E-Health Use. Journal of health communication, 26(3), 194–203.
  • Bonomo, A., Blume, D. L., Davis, K., & Kim, H. J. (2021). Implementing Volume-Based Feeding to Optimize Delivery of Enteral Nutrition. Critical care nurse, 41(2), 16–26.
  • Kim, K. H., Park, J. S., Kim, N. H., Nam, S. M., Park, J. O., Jeoung, S. E., Lee, H. J., Kim, H. J. (2021). Evidence-based nursing case for intake measurement method. Evidence and Nursing, 9 (1), 27-32.
  • Kim, H. J., Chang, S. J., Park, H., Choi, S. W., Juon, H. S., Lee, K. E., & Ryu, H. (2020). Intra-Ethnic Differences in Chronic Pain and the Associated Factors: An Exploratory, Comparative Design. Journal of nursing scholarship, 52(4), 389–396.
  • Kim, H. J., Nikstaitis, T., Park, H., Armstrong, A., Mark, H. (2019). Predictors and students’ perceptions for NCLEX-RN success in a BS program. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 9(6), 32-40.
  • Friedmann, E., Galik, E., Thomas, S., Cheon, J., Han, N., Kim, H. J., & Gee, N. (2019) Relationship of behavioral interactions during an animal assisted intervention to health-related outcomes. Anthrozoos, 32(2), 221-238.
  • Kim, H. J., Greenspan, J. D., Slade G. D., Ohrbach, R., Fillingim, R. B., Dubner, R., … & Dorsey, S.G. (2019). Racial/ethnic differences in experimental pain sensitivity and associated factors – cardiovascular responsiveness and psychological status. Plos ONE, 14(4), e0215534.
  • Kim, H. J., Yang, G. S., Greenspan, J. D., Downton, K. D., Griffith, K. A., Renn, C. L., … & Dorsey, S. G. (2017) Racial and ethnic differences in experimental pain sensitivity: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Pain, 158(2), 194-211.
  • Yang, G. S., Kim, H. J., Griffith, K. A., Zhu, S., Dorsey, S. G., & Renn, C. L. (2017). Interventions for the treatment of aromatase inhibitor – Associated arthralgia in breast cancer survivors: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Cancer Nursing, 40(4), E26-E41.
  • Kim, H. J., Choi-Kwon, S., Kim, H., Park, Y., & Koh, C. (2015). Health-promoting lifestyle behaviors and psychological status among Arabs and Koreans in the United Arab Emirates. Research in Nursing & Health, 38(2), 133-141.
  • Kim, H. J., Pearce, M., & Choi-Kwon, S. (2015). Religious attendance, health-promoting lifestyle behaviors, and depressive symptoms among Koreans in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health, 17(4), 1098-1104.
  • Kim, H. J., Park, E., Storr, C. L., Tran, K., & Juon, H. (2015). Depression among Asian-American adults in the community: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Plos One, 10(6), 1-20.
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