Dr. Kim Brings Expertise in Geriatric Care Quality

Hongsoo Kim, PhD, MPH, RN, has joined the New York University College of Nursing as an assistant professor of nursing. Originally from Seoul, Korea, Dr. Kim brings a great deal of expertise in geriatric health outcomes research. Since joining NYU as a doctoral student in 2002, she has studied the quality of geriatric care and the nursing workforce. Dr. Kim’s dissertation research, funded by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, was an econometric study examining the relationship between nurse staffing and quality of care in nursing homes. Another study by Dr. Kim, on the Geriatric Care Environment Scale, won the first place award in the doctoral student poster competition at the 17th Annual Eastern Nursing Research Society Conference.

Dr. Kim has participated in a Korean government-funded research program testing the feasibility of the U.S. Minimum Data Set for Korean nursing home reimbursement and quality control. As a member of NYU’s faculty, Dr. Kim is looking forward to advancing nursing’s contribution to geriatric patient safety and outcomes and examining how health care policy and systems affect nursing workforce effectiveness. She will continue to serve The John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing as director of evidence-based practice. She is also participating as a co-investigator in a major five-year study, housed at the College of Nursing, on nurses’ career decision-making.

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