Bum Jung Kim, MSW, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor

Henke Hall Rm. 121
Phone: 808.956.6240
Fax: 808.956.5964
E-mail: bjk2001@hawaii.edu

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Education


B.A. Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea
M.S.W. University of Michigan
Ph.D. UCLA

Research Intrest/Area

Gerontology
Aging and mental health
Population aging and immigration policy
Adult day health care for older immigrants
Social policy in long-term care
Respect for elderly clients in the social work setting
International social work

Publications

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Kim, B.J., & Sung, K.T. (2011). Teaching repayment of parentsí kindness. Educational Gerontology, 37(9).

Kim, B.J. & Lee, H.J. (2011). An exploratory study on factors affecting quality of life for elderly Korean immigrants in Los Angeles County. Korean Journal of Gyeonggi Research Institute Review, 13(1), 145-168.

Kim, B.J., & Torres-Gil, F.M. (2011). Social Security and its impact on older Latinos. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 30(1), 85-103.

Kim, B.J., & Lee, H.J. (2010). Increasing immigrants and challenges to South Korea: lessons from the U.S.A. Pacific Science Review, 12(3), 259-277.

Kim, B.J., & Lee, H.J. (2010). Factors affecting mental health of elderly Korean immigrants in Los Angeles County. Korean Journal of Stress Research, 18(4), 315-325.

Sung, K.T., Kim, B.J., & Torres-Gil, F.M. (2010). Respectfully treating the elderly: affective and behavioral forms of American young adults. Educational Gerontology, 36(2), 127-147.

Kim, B.J., & Torres-Gil, F.M. (2009). Aging and immigration throughout other eyes: the case of South Korea (with a look at Italy and Germany). Generations: A Journal of American Society on Aging, 32(4), 80-86.

Books & Book Chapters

Kim, B.J. (in press). Social Security Disability Insurance. In Marth Sajatovic & Sana Loue (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health. Springer.

Sung, K.T., Song, I.H., & Kim, B.J. (Eds.). (2011). Advancing social welfare of Korea: challenges and ways. Seoul: JinmoonDang Publishing.

Sung, K.T., & Kim, B.J. (Eds.). (2009). Respect for the elderly: implications for human service providers. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

PRESENTATIONS

Kim, B.J., & Harris, L. (Accepted). The Association of Social Capital with Quality of Life among Elderly Korean Immigrants. Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Boston, MA.

Harris, L., & Kim, B.J. (Accepted). Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Affected by HIV/AIDS in Vietnam: How Meaning and Context Affect Coping Among Skipped Generation Caregivers. Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Boston, MA.

Ahn, J.H., & Kim, B.J. (Accepted). A Study on the Effects of Religiosity on Life Satisfaction among Elderly Korean Immigrants: Mediating effects of Optimism and Depression. Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Boston, MA.

Kim, B.J. & Ahn, J.H. (Accepted). Suicidal Ideation Among Elderly Korean Immigrants: A Test of the Stress-Diathesis Model. Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Atlanta, GA.

Kim, B.J., & Lee, H.J. (Dec 2010). Factors Affecting Mental Health of Elderly Korean Immigrants in Los Angeles County. Korean Stress Association, Seoul, South Korea.

Lee, H.J. & Kim, B.J. (Nov 2010). An exploratory study on factors affecting quality of life for the elderly the U.S. Korean Gerontological Society (KGS), Seoul, South Korea.

Kim, B.J., & Harris, L. (Nov 2010). Association between Social Network and Depression among Low-Income Elderly Korean Immigrants. Gerontological Society of America (GSA), New Orleans, LA.

Harris, L., & Kim, B.J. (Nov 2010). Breakable Like Glass? Skipped Generation Families Affected by HIV/AIDS: A Focus on Older Caregivers in Vietnam. Gerontological Society of America (GSA), New Orleans, LA.

Kim, B.J. (Oct 2010). Factors that Influence Quality of Life among Elderly Korean Immigrants. Conference of Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Portland, Oregon.

Kim, B.J. & Lee, H.J. (June 2010). An Analysis of the Experiences of Aging in the U.S. and its Implications for the Aging Korean Society. Korean Gerontological Society (KGS), Seoul, South Korea.

Chen, L., & Kim, B.J. (May 2010). Older People Anti-Falls Designs: A Review. International Federation on Aging (IFA), Melbourne, Australia.

Kim, B.J. (Mar 2010). Respectfully Treating the Elderly: Affective and Behavioral Ways of American College Students. American Society on Aging (ASA), Chicago, IL.

Kim, B.J., Sung, K.T., & Torres-Gil, F.M. (Jan 2010). Integration of Affective and Behavioral Forms of Elder Respect. Society of Social Work and Research (SSWR), San Francisco, CA.

Kim, B.J., & Torres-Gil, F.M. (Jul 2009). Nexus of Aging and Immigration: Lessons from 1992 Los Angeles Riot. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), Paris, France.

Kim, B.J. (Jul 2009). Nexus of Aging, Immigration, and Multiculturalism in South Korea. East Asian Social Policy (EASP), Manchester, England.

Kim, B.J., & Torres-Gil, F.M. (Nov 2008). Social Security Reform and its Impact on Elder Latinos. Gerontological Society of America (GSA), National Harbor, MD.

Kim, B.J., & Torres-Gil, F.M. (Oct 2007). The Dilemma of Aging and Diversity-Asia/Oceania. Asia/Oceania Congress on Gerontology and Geriatrics (AOCGG), Beijing, China.

Favorite Quote/Inspirational or Funny Saying

"Ua mau ke ea o ka `aina i ka pono" (The life of the land is preserved in righteousness).

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