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