Jung Kim PhD, MPH, CPH

College of Health and Society - Department of Public Health


Courses Taught

  • PH 1200 - Introduction to Public Health
  • PH 2060 - Comparative Healthcare Systems
  • PH 4010 - Health Policy Analysis
  • PH 4040 - Public Health Research Methods
  • PH 6160 - Social Determinants of Health (Graduate-Level)
  • PH 6300 - Public Health Research Methods (Graduate-Level)
  • PH 6400 - Health Policy, Law, & Advocacy (Graduate-Level)

Expertise & Interests

Academic-Practice Partnerships, Learning Health Systems, Ethno & Community Health, Learner assessment and performance measures, Professional Competencies, Complementary & Integrative Medicine 


  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health & Korean Studies, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Master of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Policy, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health

Dr. Jung Kim is Assistant Professor of Public Health at Hawaii Pacific University.  He earned his PhD in Health Policy (Organizations and Management) at UC Berkeley, his MPH degree from UC Berkeley’s On-campus/Online Professional Master of Public Health (OOMPH) program, and BS in Public Health and Korean Studies from the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Kim is board-certified in Public Health (CPH). He is also founding faculty at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J Tyson School of Medicine, a Lecturer for UC Berkeley’s OOMPH and Clinical Teaching Associate at the University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine. He has received federal and foundation grants and performed research to explore the roles of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as complementary or integrative medical (CIM) treatment for conditions such as cancer and HIV. Other aspects of Dr. Kim’s work include investigating the mind-body connection to healing; use of botanical products among HIV positive patients; and innovations in medical education residency programs, analysis of email communication among medical students, and new learning strategies for health professions education. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, including basenjis Darjeeling and Heathrow, playing tennis, deconstructing restaurant recipes, and gastronomic foraging from crabbing to visiting mom/pop small businesses.



  • Weber D, JG Kim, J Myovich. (2021) Finding Leading Innovation and Performance Improvement for High-Performing Systems. In Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions (Chapter 9, p.235-58). Burlington, MA. Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC.
  • Kim, JG, HP Rodriguez, S Shortell, ES Holmboe, D Rittenhouse, Factors Associated with Training Time in Ambulatory Care for First Year Residents in Family Medicine and Internal Medicine, Manuscript accepted for publication, Academic Medicine.
  • Kim, JG, HP Rodriguez, K Estlin, CG Morris, The Impact of Longitudinal Electronic Health Record Training for Residents Preparing for Practice in Patient Centered Medical Homes, The Permanente Journal. 2017;21:16-122. doi:10.7812/TPP/16-122.
  • Kim JG, CG Morris, P Ford, Teaching Today in the Practice Setting of the Future: Implementing Innovations in Graduate Medical Education, Academic Medicine, May 2017 - Volume 92 - Issue 5 - p 662–665
  • Kim JG, L Taylor-Swanson, M Cartwright, S Kim, “The Affordable Care Act & Health Care Reform – how should Complementary and Integrative Medicine providers respond?” American Public Health Association, Integrative, Complementary and Traditional Health Practices Section Newsletter: Fall 2014.
  • Kim JG, CG Morris, F Heidrich, Evaluating family medicine residents’ e-communications, Journal of Graduate Medical Education, December 2015, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 649-653.
  • Fitzpatrick, A, LJ Standish, J Berger, JG Kim, C Calabrese, N Polissar, Survival in HIV-1 Positive Adults Practicing Psychological or Spiritual Activities for One Year, Altern Ther Health Med, Altern Ther Health Med. 2007 Sep-Oct;13(5):18-20, 22-4.
  • Kim JG, S Darling, D McGraw, “Providing Affordable Complementary and Alternative Medicine,” American Public Health Association, Alternative and Complementary Health Practices Section Newsletter: Fall 2007.
  • Kim JG, “Update from the Kang Wen Clinic,” American Public Health Association, Alternative and Complementary Health Practices Section Newsletter: Fall 2004.
  • Standish, LJ, A Fitzpatrick, J Berger, JG Kim, F Sanders, N Polissar, B Brumback, C Calabrese, Associations of mind-body interventions in HIV-1 positive individuals: The Alternative Medical Care Outcomes in AIDS (AMCOA) Study, International Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, Sep 2004 1(1): 23-32.
  • Standish, LJ, KB Greene, H Greenlee, JG Kim, C Grosshans, Complementary and alternative medical treatment of breast cancer: Survey of licensed North American naturopathic physicians, Altern Ther Health Med. 2002 Sep-Oct;8(5):68-70; 72-5.
  • Standish LJ, KB Greene, S Bain, C Reeves, F Sanders, RCM Wines, P Turet, JG Kim, C Calabrese, Alternative medicine use in HIV-positive men and women: demographics, utilization patterns and health status, AIDS Care, 13(2):197-208, April 2001

Jung Kim

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