Katherine Kim, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Katherine Kim is a visiting assistant professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Her research focuses on the impact of information technology on quality, safety and cost of health care.
Kim also leads a research project at the School of Nursing exploring the use of a social networking platform in cancer care and its impact on care. She is also conducting research as part of the UC Davis team contributing to a University of California-wide project exploring the connectivity of three networks serving more than 21 million patients. The project is funded by a nearly $7 million grant from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), which supports development of a nationwide clinical research grant. The UC project is one of 29 networks.
Her past projects include the study of iN Touch, an iPod application used by teens and young adults from low-income backgrounds to manage obesity; the creation of an 11-hosptial collaborative to improve use of health devices and a seven-clinic collaborative to research models of specialty-care access.
Before her role as a visiting assistant professor at the nursing school, Kim was the first-ever graduate of the doctoral Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership program. Over the course of her four years in the doctoral program, Kim was recognized several times for her leadership in the health technology fields. She co-founded the Interprofessional Health Informatics Student Special Interest Group, was awarded a number of scholarships and her work was published in several journals, including Medical Care and Nursing Outlook. She was also invited to speak at a variety of national conferences and workshops.
Previously, Kim was a professor at San Francisco State University’s Health Equity Institute. For more than 20 years, she has led teams to innovate and excel in hospitals and medical groups. She is also an entrepreneur serving as CEO of a venture-funded startup, leader of a business incubator and founder and president of Kim Consultants.
She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Harvard College as well as a Master of Public Health and Master of Business Administration from UC Berkeley.
Contact Information: Phone: (916) 734-1798 | E-mail: Katherine.Kim@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu