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Dr Yeonwoo Kim

[Dr Yeonwoo Kim]

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Last Updated: January 19, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Kim's research focuses on social determinants of health to explain social disparity in health. Specific areas of her research include neighborhood impacts on cardiovascular disease and risk (e.g., obesity, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet). She has published her work in public health and medical journals, including Preventive Medicine, Journal of Urban Health, Obesity Reviews, and Social Science & Medicine. She is currently funded by NIH/NICHD to examine the impact of neighborhood socioeconomic status on child obesity.

Research Keywords

Research Keywords
Social Determinants of Health, Neighborhood Impact on Health, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease

Biography

Biography

Yeonwoo Kim is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington Department of Kinesiology.

Kim received her PhD in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work in 2018. She was trained as a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Michigan School of Kinesiology.

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

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    • Sept 2020 to May 2021 NEIGHBORHOOD SOCIOECONOMIC ENVIRONMENTS AND SOCIAL DISPARITY IN CHILD OBESITY: THE FRAGILE FAMILIES & CHILD WELLBEING STUDY sponsored by  -  $69462
      Yeonwoo Kim (Funded)

Publications


      2021
      • Journal Article
        Exiting poverty: a systematic review of U.S. postsecondary education and job skills training programs in the post-welfare reform era
        [Oh, Sehun, DiNitto, DianaM., Kim, Yeonwoo]. ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print), "Emerald". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ijssp-09-2020-0429

      2020
      • Journal Article
        Factors Influencing Gateway Providers' Confidence in Helping People with Mental Illness
        [Jung, Hyejin, Lee, Sharon, Kim, Yeonwoo]. Social Work in Public Health. 35(6), 358-367. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2020.1802385
      • Journal Article
        Living in High-SES Neighborhoods Is Protective against Obesity among Higher-Income Children but Not Low-Income Children: Results from the Healthy Communities Study
        [Kim, Yeonwoo, Landgraf, Andrew, Colabianchi, Natalie]. Journal of Urban Health. 1-16.
      • Journal Article
        Longitudinal measures of neighborhood poverty and income inequality are associated with adverse birth outcomes in Texas
        [Cubbin, Catherine, Kim, Yeonwoo, Vohra-Gupta, Shetal, Margerison, Claire]. Social Science & Medicine. 245, 112665. "Pergamon".
      • Journal Article
        Neighborhood Poverty Histories and Physical Activity Among Children: Findings From the Geographic Research on Wellbeing (GROW) Study
        [Kim, Yeonwoo, Cubbin, Catherine]. American Journal of Health Promotion. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0890117120923948
      • Journal Article
        Neighborhood Racial/Ethnic Composition Trajectories and Black-White Differences in Preterm Birth among Women in Texas
        [Kim, Yeonwoo, Vohra-Gupta, Shetal, Margerison, ClaireE, Cubbin, Catherine]. Journal of Urban Health. 1--15. "Springer US".
      • Journal Article
        Proximal Social Determinants of Adolescents’ Health: The Importance of Everyday Life Circumstances
        [Wang, Kaipeng, Zhang, Anao, Zheng, Haotian, Kim, Yeonwoo, Padilla, Yolanda]. Youth & Society. 0044118X20918436. "SAGE Publications Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA".
      • Journal Article
        The Role of the Neighborhood Social Environment in Physical Activity among Hispanic Children: Moderation by Cultural Factors and Mediation by Neighborhood Norms.
        [Kim, Y, Ritchie, L, Landgraf, A, Hasson, RE, Colabianchi, N]. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17(24), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17249527
      • Journal Article
        Systemic Racism and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Using Critical Race Theory to Build Equitable Family Leave Policies.
        [Vohra-Gupta, S, Kim, Y, Cubbin, C]. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40615-020-00911-7

      2019
      • Journal Article
        A systematic review of neighbourhood economic context on child obesity and obesity-related behaviours
        [Kim, Yeonwoo, Cubbin, Catherine, Oh, Sehun]. Obesity Reviews. 20(3), 420--431.
      • Journal Article
        Downward Neighborhood Poverty Mobility during Childhood Is Associated with Child Asthma: Evidence from the Geographic Research on Wellbeing (GROW) Survey
        [Cantu, P, Kim, Yeonwoo, Sheehan, C, Powers, D, Margerison, CE, Cubbin, Catherine]. Journal of Urban Health. 1--12. "Springer US".
      • Journal Article
        Familial Childhood Adversity is Associated with Chronic Disease Among Women: Data from the Geographic Research on Wellbeing (GROW) Study
        [Cubbin, Catherine, Kim, Yeonwoo, Panisch, LisaS]. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 23(8), 1117--1129. "Springer US".
      • Journal Article
        Is neighborhood poverty harmful to every child? Neighborhood poverty, family poverty, and behavioral problems among young children
        [Kim, Yeonwoo, Lee, Sharon, Jung, Hyejin, Jaime, Jose, Cubbin, Catherine]. Journal of Community Psychology. 47, 594--610.
      • Journal Article
        Neighborhood economic changes after the Great Recession and home food environments
        [Kim, Yeonwoo, Cubbin, Catherine]. Health Education & Behavior. 46(5), 737-748. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1090198119859409
      • Journal Article
        Skin color and academic achievement in young, Latino children: Impacts across gender and ethnic group.
        [Kim, Yeonwoo, Calzada, EstherJ]. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. 25(2), 220. "Educational Publishing Foundation".
      • Journal Article
        Skin color as a predictor of mental health in young Latinx children
        [Calzada, EstherJ, Kim, Yeonwoo, O'Gara, JaimieL]. Social Science & Medicine. 238, 112467. "Pergamon".

      2018
      • Journal Article
        Residence in unsafe neighborhoods is associated with active transportation among poor women: Geographic Research on Wellbeing (GROW) Study
        [Lee, RebeccaE, Kim, Yeonwoo, Cubbin, Catherine]. Journal of Transport & Health. 9, 64--72. "Elsevier".
      • Journal Article
        Substance use and use disorders and treatment receipt among adults in families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), 2003--2014
        [Oh, Sehun, DiNitto, DianaM, Kim, Yeonwoo]. Addictive Behaviors. 85, 173--179. "Pergamon".
      • Journal Article
        The role of authoritative and authoritarian parenting in the early academic achievement of Latino students.
        [Kim, Yeonwoo, Calzada, EstherJ, Barajas-Gonzalez, RGabriela, Huang, Keng-Yen, Brotman, LaurieM, Castro, Ashley, Pichardo, Catherine]. Journal of Educational Psychology. 110(1), 119. "American Psychological Association".
      • Journal Article
        Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Homeless Young Adults: The Importance of Victimization Experiences in Childhood and Once Homeless
        [Kim, Yeonwoo, Bender, Kimberly, Ferguson, KristinM, Begun, Stephanie, DiNitto, DianaM]. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. 26(3), 131--142. "SAGE Publications Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA".
      • Journal Article
        Young children's internalizing and externalizing behaviors after mothers exit welfare: Comparisons with children of non-welfare mothers
        [Kim, Yeonwoo, Padilla, YolandaC, Zhang, Anao, Oh, Sehun]. Children and Youth Services Review. 86, 316--323. "Elsevier".

      2017
      • Journal Article
        How early do social determinants of health begin to operate? results from the fragile families and child wellbeing study
        [Zhang, Anao, Padilla, YolandaC, Kim, Yeonwoo]. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 37, 42--50. "WB Saunders".
      • Journal Article
        Sense of belonging and youth suicidal behaviors: what do communities and schools have to do with it?
        [Olco\'n, Katarzyna, Kim, Yeonwoo, Gulbas, LaurenE]. Social Work in Public Health. 32(7), 432--442. "Taylor \& Francis".
      • Journal Article
        The role of neighborhood economic context on physical activity among children: Evidence from the Geographic Research on Wellbeing (GROW) study
        [Kim, Yeonwoo, Cubbin, Catherine]. Preventive Medicine. 101, 149--155. "Elsevier".

Courses

      • HEED 4320-001 HEALTHY AGING
        (Course Id: 101832)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • KINE 5390-004 SPECIAL TOPICS IN KINESIOLOGY
        (Topic: Studies in Healthy Aging | Course Id: 101804)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus