Katherine Kim

Dr. Katherine Kim is Associate Professor at the University of California Davis in the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the School of Medicine, Public Health Services Department-Health Informatics Division. She serves as the Director of Health Innovation Research in the UC Davis Center for Health & Technology and Senior Scientist for Health at CITRIS, a state innovation center housed at University of California Berkeley. Dr. Kim is a health informatics researcher specializing in participatory methods in digital health and clinical research networks.  She leads ACTIVATE: a major effort to improve care and address social determinants health in rural and vulnerable communities with digital health and telehealth. Dr. Kim serves on the leadership team of pSCANNER: Patient-centered SCAlable National Network for Effectiveness Research, a stakeholder-governed, clinical data research network covering 50 million patients, and the California consortium of the national All of Us: Precision Medicine Research Program which seeks for create a one million person national cohort for data-driven health as unique as every individual. She started the International Summer Institute in Telehealth, Informatics, and Data Science, a training program of the Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network and CITRIS active in the US, Europe, and Asia.  Dr. Kim has over 20 years of previous experience as a hospital and medical group manager, an entrepreneur–CEO of a venture-funded startup, leader of a technology incubator, and founder of a consulting firm—and in software product development with Oracle. She received a PhD at UC Davis, MPH/MBA at UC Berkeley, and BA at Harvard.

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