As scientific advisor for SAMHSA’s CAPT, Kim oversees development of analytic support products, learning resources, tools and services to ensure that they incorporate high quality, accurate scientific content and are informed by advances in prevention, dissemination, and implementation science. Before assuming this position, Kim led SAMHSA’s Service to Science initiative—a national endeavor dedicated to building the evaluation capacity of organizations implementing innovative, field-grown programs that address the structural and individual factors associated with substance abuse and its consequences.
In addition to her work on SAMHSA's CAPT, Kim has served on and managed a number of research and evaluation initiatives including two federally-funded projects in Education Development Center, Inc.’s Center for Research on High Risk Behaviors—Reach for Health Middle Childhood Risk Prevention Study and Multi-level Bystander Strategies: Preventing Youth Violence. She also has collaborated with nursing and medical professionals to develop and evaluate programs on a variety of topics, including improving outcomes of hospitalized older adults, enhancing physician breast and cervical cancer risk assessment and screening of women of color, and increasing the number of racial and ethnic minority youth choosing to pursue careers in professional nursing. She earned her MPH from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and her PhD from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.