Nayoung Kim, PhD

Nayoung Kim is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at UW-CTRI, working with Dr. Danielle McCarthy on the Improving Quit Line Support study and other research.

Her research focuses on developing effective models for smoking prevention and cessation in underserved populations and adolescents. She mainly applies advanced statistical models to her research to better understand behavioral, psychological and socio-cultural factors. She also studies the processes of behavior changes and mechanisms of intervention effects.

She is interested in producing empirically validated programs to address multiple smoking-risk behaviors. She seeks effective ways to translate findings and models to the national and global level for underserved populations in order to decrease health disparities.

A native of South Korea, she earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in economics there. She has a Ph.D in health behaviors and a doctoral minor in statistics from Indiana University.