Tae Youn Kim, Ph.D., R.N.
Tae Youn Kim is an associate professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, where she teaches, conducts research and mentors students in the area of health informatics. Kim applies her informatics expertise to maximize the utility of technology in improving health, by integrating health-care knowledge into clinical applications and generating new knowledge using advanced analytical methods.
Kim brings more than 20 years of experience in academia, health informatics and clinical nursing to the School of Nursing. Kim has enhanced her program of research through interdisciplinary informatics research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the International Council of Nurses and an industry partner. Kim currently leads a study funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research to examine the impact of interventions provided by nurses who coordinate care for chronically ill older adults living at home. This research has implications for health-care quality, resource utilization, cost reduction, and reimbursement policy.
Kim’s research program also includes enhancing the quality of health-care terminologies essential to promote coherent communication and exchange of patient care delivery within and across health systems. Kim has collaborated with national and international terminology developers and researchers in the past years. With support from the International Council of Nurses’ eHealth Programme, her research focuses on developing common data elements for nursing care and harmonizing the International Classification for Nursing Practice—a standardized, logic-based nursing terminology—with multidisciplinary health and nursing terminologies.
Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Kim was an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee College of Nursing. She is a recipient of American Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics Working Group Award, the Midwest Nursing Research Society Outstanding Dissertation Award for the Nursing Informatics Research Section and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, College of Nursing New Investigator Award.
Kim earned her doctoral degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. She also completed postdoctoral training in health informatics at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Kim earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea.
She has been published in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics, the International Journal of Medical Informatics and Informatics for Health & Social Care, among other academic journals.