Jacqueline H.J. Kim, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Trainee 2017-2020
Dr. Kim is now PI on an NIH/NCI K99 award examining coping, symptoms, and supportive care needs in Asian Americans with metastatic cancer. Overall, Dr. Kim is interested in uncovering variations in coping for persons experiencing internalizing symptoms and somatic symptoms amid chronic adversity, as in cancer. She seeks to better understand persons experiencing pain, fatigue, and depression- a constellation of symptoms related to poorer quality of life in cancer survivorship. Dr. Kim is also interested in how person history (e.g., child adversity) and culture (e.g. Asian values) influence psychological distress, somatic symptoms, coping and well-being. Dr. Kim intends to apply findings from her research to develop culturally appropriate and broadly disseminable interventions to improve mental and physical health.