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Kyounghae Kim, PhD, RN, NP-C
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Kyounghae Kim began her nursing career as a critical care nurse in South Korea after graduation from Korea University in 2005. Her unstoppable passion for nursing science influenced her decision to study abroad in 2008. She graduated with a MSN from Columbia University and worked as an adult nurse practitioner at an urgent care center in New York City, where she cared for numerous culturally and linguistically diverse patients struggling to obtain proper healthcare. These experiences helped her develop great passion for mitigating health disparities among vulnerable populations, and in 2015, she graduated with a PhD from Johns Hopkins University, with a focus on mechanisms and decision making about Pap test use among immigrant women. While conducting her dissertation research, she successfully garnered the Sigma Theta Tau International small grant and Fahs-Beck Dissertation Research Grant Award, in addition to the Sigma Theta Tau Nu Beta Chapter Research Grant. Before coming to the UConn, she worked as a postdoctoral research assistant and part-time faculty at Johns Hopkins University. She is joining UConn School of Nursing as an assistant professor.


Joanne Martin, DNP
Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical assistant professor Joanne Martin has practiced as a registered nurse for over 35 years and as an advanced practice nurse for the last 15 years. She began her career as a registered nurse graduating from Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY in 1977 with an associate degree in nursing and worked as a staff nurse for over 20 years at Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. Her various clinical experiences included work in Hemodialysis, Cardiac stepdown, and Neonatal and Pediatric Nursing. During this time Dr. Martin received her BSN in 1985 from Dominican College, Blauvelt, NY. In 1995 Dr. Martin began a new challenge working in the Westchester County Department of Health immunization program and later in 2000 as the coordinator of communicable diseases in the Rockland County Department of Health. While working in public health she received her Master of Science as a family health clinical nurse specialist from Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY in 1997 and later received her post-master certificate as a pediatric nurse practitioner from Lehman College (CUNY) in 2001. In 2004, while working in the Rockland County Department of Mental Health outpatient clinics, she received her Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Martin has taught as full-time faculty at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY and most recently at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ. Her specialties include community/public health, pediatric and psychiatric nursing. She received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Fairleigh Dickinson University in February 2015, her dissertation was titled “Determining the Appropriate Time for Postpartum Depression Screening.” She presented her dissertation work in a poster at the 16th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference in November 2015 at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. She is joining UConn School of Nursing as a clinical assistant professor in the CEIN program.