Jinyoung Kim

Associate Professor of Nursing
Expertise: Sleep-related breathing disorders, Sleep disturbances, Cardiovascular health, Metabolic health

Biography

UNLV School of Nursing professor Jinyoung Kim is an expert on sleep disturbances and related disorders.

Her research primarily explores the biological, electrophysiological, and behavioral underpinnings of sleep disorders (e.g., obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, and circadian rhythm disorders), as well as related symptoms that may lead to the development of chronic diseases and adverse health outcomes in adults.

Kim has conducted several National Institutes of Health-funded research projects. Topics include the relationship between circadian rhythm disruption in shift workers and future negative impacts on health; possible links between snoring and carotid atherosclerosis in middle-aged and older adults; and whether using a home sleep-monitoring system helps improve obstructive sleep apnea. 

In 2020, Kim was named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing for her contributions advancing the science of sleep and nursing research.

Education

  • Ph.D., Nursing Education, Ewha Womans University
  • MSN, Ewha Womans University
  • BSN, Ewha Womans University

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Jinyoung Kim In The News

K.U.N.V. F.M. The Source
April 17, 2020
In this April 2020 episode of Medical Minute, UNLV School of Nursing Associate Professor Jinyoung Kim (Ph.D., RN) discusses the connection between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Obesity.
K.U.N.V. F.M. The Source
April 17, 2020
In this episode of Medical Minute, UNLV School of Nursing Associate Professor Jinyoung Kim (Ph.D., RN) discusses the link between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Health.
K.U.N.V. F.M. The Source
March 23, 2020
In this March 2020 episode of Medical Minute, UNLV School of Nursing Associate Professor Jinyoung Kim (Ph.D., RN) defines Obstructive Sleep Apnea and how to accurately diagnose it.
K.U.N.V. F.M. The Source
March 3, 2020
In this episode of Medical Minute, UNLV School of Nursing Associate Professor Jinyoung Kim (Ph.D., RN) discusses the symptoms of Insomnia and therapy to cope with it.

Articles Featuring Jinyoung Kim

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Research | March 1, 2022

Disorders such as sleep apnea captured professor Jinyoung Kim's attention during her undergraduate days, prompting what would become a a lifetime of research.