Jinyoung Kim is an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Nursing.
Dr. Kim’s research and scholarship focus on two important interconnected areas: The cardiovascular effects of snoring and the identification of symptom clusters in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with eventual tailored interventions for this population. Sleep is a critical issue as it affects health and illness at every point of the health continuum, and snoring, while sometimes caricatured, is experienced by over 1/3 of the U.S. population. Dr. Kim has led NIH-funded and other interdisciplinary collaborative research, that lead to individualized and thus more effective symptom management for OSA patients. Dr. Kim's work also importantly extends the pursuit of the impact of snoring as an independent factor in cardiovascular disease, particularly stroke. Of note, Dr. Kim's work particularly has an impact on women, as they appear to be most affected by the cardiovascular changes wrought by snoring, and also comprise a group that has been understudied in this area. Dr. Kim has a national and international reputation as her work has been highlighted in high-impact academic journals and multidisciplinary conferences.
Dr. Kim earned her bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees in nursing at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. After her graduate study, Kim did post-doctoral research fellowship at the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology in the University of Pennsylvania for 4 years.