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SoJung (Sophie) Kim

SoJung Kim
SoJung KimAssistant Professor
  • CollegeZuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • DepartmentPhysical Therapy
  • Phone(978) 934-5483
  • OfficeWeed Hall - 218B
  • EmailSoJung_Kim@uml.edu

Research Interests

Yoga for Healthy Bones in Pre- and Postmenopausal women; Endocrine Response to Exercise

SoJung (Sophie) Kim’s overall career goal is to identify and promote physical activities that enhance bone health and which are sustainable in a community and throughout an individual’s lifetime. As an ultimate endeavor she aims to prevent chronic diseases with a focus on osteoporosis, a strong risk factor for hip fracture in later life. Preventing osteoporosis is possible at many levels, including primary prevention by improving bone health in childhood and secondary prevention by reducing fall risk and sustaining bone health in the elderly. She is passionate about translating research into clinical practice. SoJung Kim’s future research goals are to design an alternative activity to prevent osteoporosis and bone fractures; to increase the interest in research about bone health throughout life; to target health professionals (parents, teachers, other researchers) about bone health. The transdisciplinary research she aims to perform would successfully merge her background in kinesiology, exercise physiology, and biomechanics with her interest in health promotion.

Education

  • Other, (2012), Postdoctoral Trainee, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, Faculty of Medicine - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Ph D, (2010), University of Oklahoma, Department of Health and Exercise Science - Norman, OK, USA
  • MS, (2005), SookMyung Women's University, Department of Physical Education - Seoul, South Korea
  • BS, (1997), SookMyung Women's University, Department of Physical Education - Seoul, South Korea