Sunny Kim

500 N. 3rd St. MC3020
Office: Health South 358K
Phoenix
Asst Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3020
Asst Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3020
Asst Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3020
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 Edson 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

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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. (selected publications)

  • Kim, W., Davis, O.I., Larkey, L., Langer, L., *Suh, B., *Hoffmann, N., Thakur, R.D., & Khera, N. (in press). Meta-communication process during a 3-day digital storytelling workshop for patients recovering from hematopoietic cell transplantation: A qualitative approach. Narrative Inquiry.
  • Kim, W., Bangerter, L., *Jo, S., Langer, S., Larkey, L., Griffin, J., & Khera, N. (2019). Feasibility and acceptability of a 3-day group-based digital storytelling workshop among caregivers of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant patients: A mixed methods approach. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 25(11), 2228-2233.
  • Kim, W, *James, D.& Millstine, D.M (2019). Integrative medicine therapeutic approaches to cancer care: patient preferences from focus groups. Supportive Care in Cancer, 27(8), 2949–2955.
  • *Fiddian-Green, A., Kim, S., Gubrium, A., Larkey, L., Peterson, J.C. (2019). Restor(y)ing health:A conceptual model of the effects of digital storytelling. Health Promotion and Practice, 20(4), 502-512.
  • Chen, A.C., Kim, W., & Larkey, L. (2019). Developing and pilot testing a digital storytelling intervention to promote HPV vaccination among Vietnamese American adolescents. GSTF Journal of Nursing and       Health Care, 4(1).
  • Keddis, M., Finnie, D., & Kim, W. (2019). Native American patients’ perception and attitude about          kidney transplant: a qualitative assessment of patients presenting for kidney transplant evaluation. BMJ Open, 9(1), e024671.
  • Kim, W., Ray, C.D., Larkey, L., Ramos, E., & Northfelt, D. (2018). Factors predicting unmet supportive care needs among adult cancer patients. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 5(6), 38-49.
  • 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 (2017-2021). 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 (2020-2021). Pilot test of a heart rate variability biofeedback intervention to optimize storytelling intervention to cope with psychosocial distress on hematopoietic cell transplant patients.  Institute of Social Science Research Seed Grant, ASU.
  • Principal Investigator (2020-2022). Development and Feasibility Testing of a Culture-Centric Digital Storytelling Intervention to Promote HPV Vaccination in Korean American (KA) Youths. Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center Pilot Grant (funding comes from NIMHD/NIH, 2U54MD002316-11).
  • Co-Investigator (2020-2022). Development and Pilot Test of a Culture-Centric Digital Storytelling Intervention to Promote HPV Vaccination in Vietnamese American Youth. Oncology Nursing Foundation (PI: Chen).
  • Principal Investigator (2017-2018). Digital Storytelling Intervention for Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Caregiver, ASU/Mayo Collaborative Research Seed Grant.
  • Principal Investiagtor (2016-2018). 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)

 

Courses

Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
HCR 406 Hlth Litrcy for Hlth Cr Prof
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
HCR 499 Individualized Instruction
NUR 692 Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
HCR 406 Hlth Litrcy for Hlth Cr Prof
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
HCR 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
HCR 406 Hlth Litrcy for Hlth Cr Prof
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
HCR 406 Hlth Litrcy for Hlth Cr Prof
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
NUR 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
HCR 230 Culture and Health
NUR 498 Pro-Seminar

Honors/Awards

  • 2019-2020, Featured Grantee for the Behavioral Research Programs Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch (HCIRB), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Health (NIH)
  • 2019, Top Early Career Poster Award, D.C Health Communication Conference, Fairfax, VA. 
  • 2019, Certified as a Heart Math Professional Trainer, Heart Math, Boulder Creek, CA
  • 2018, Digital Storyteling Facilitator Intenstive Training, Story Center, Berkeley, CA. 
  • 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