Jinsook Kim PhD, MPH, DDS

Jinsook Kim
Title: Professor
Division: Health Studies
Unit: Public Health
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 254
Office Phone: 815-753-1352
Office Fax: 815-753-5406
Email: jkim4@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • PHHE 315: Introduction to Health Promotion
  • PHHE 467: Public Health Research and Evaluation
  • PHHE 611: Applied Research Methods in Public Health
  • PHHE 669: Community Health Planning


  • Ph.D., University of California - Los Angeles, Public Health, Community Health Sciences
  • M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University, Public Health, Health Policy & Management
  • D.D.S., Seoul National University (Korea), Dentistry

Research Interests

  • Social ecology of health and health behavior
  • Health disparities

Selected Publications

Kim, J. (2012). Are physical education-related state policies and schools' physical education requirement related to children's physical activity and obesity? Journal of School Health, 82, 268-276

Kim, J. (2010). Influence of neighborhood collective efficacy on adolescent sexual behavior: Variation by gender and activity participation. Child: Care, Health & Development, 36(5), 646-654.

Shin, H., & Kim, J. (2010). Differences in income-related inequality and horizontal inequity in ambulatory care use between rural and non-rural areas: Using the 1998-2001 U.S. National Health Interview Survey data. International Journal for Equity in Health, 9, 17. Link to publication

Ashing-Giwa, K. T., Kim, J., & Tejero, J. S. (2008). Measuring quality of life among cervical cancer survivors: Preliminary assessment of instrumentation validity in a cross-cultural study. Quality of Life Research, 17(1), 147-157.

Kim, J., & McCarthy, W. J. (2006). School-level contextual influence on smoking and drinking among Asian and Pacific Islander adolescents. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 84, 56-68. 

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