Current Projects

AI Chatbot Technology and Storytelling for HPV Vaccination

Role: Principal Investigator

Funding: Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) KL2 Award

Human papillomavirus (HPV), a vaccine preventable infection, is the most common sexually transmitted infection impacting young men and women. This study focuses on Korean Americans, a population at high-risk of HPV-caused cancers that has low HPV vaccination coverage rates. This study proposes to refine a novel theory-guided, culturally appropriate storytelling HPV intervention that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot technology to facilitate timely, effective and sustained motivation to increase HPV vaccine uptake among Korean American men and women aged 18 – 26 years.

Read more: K Scholar, Kim, Awarded the Association for Leadership Science in Nursing Foundation Pilot Award

Development and Usability Evaluation of a K-Bot Intervention for Promoting HPV Vaccination in Korean Americans

Role: Principal Investigator

Funding: University of Cincinnati Office of the Vice President for Research — Collaborative Research Advancement Program

A K-Bot intervention was developed by an international and interdisciplinary team. The team is the first to develop a culturally and linguistically appropriate chabot that that ultimately creates a compelling, user-centered intervention with the ability to respond in real-time to Korean Americans’ concerns about HPV and HPV vaccines and promote HPV vaccination. This study aims to conduct iterative usability testing to ensure all aspects of the design are tested and reviewed before implementing it in a pilot multiphase optimization strategy trial (MOST).

Narrative Nursing Intervention: Effects on Moral Injury, Resilience and Well-Being among Ohio Registered Nurses Practicing during COVID-19

Role: Co-Investigator (with Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, as Principal Investigator)

Funding: Ohio Nurses Foundation

This study focuses on the well-being of Ohio nurses who have cared for patients during COVID-19. The research team, "Ohio's Moral Injury Team," focus on how registered nurses in all practice settings across the state of Ohio are experiencing moral injury in the workplace. The researchers not only collect data on moral injury in nursing, but also encourage nurses to share their story to create cohesion, solidarity and resilience by allowing nurses to share and reflect on their individual experiences during the pandemic while engaging in other nurses' collective struggles.

The Effect of Mini-Mindfulness and Narrative Nursing Interventions to Promote Nurse Leaders’ Resilience and Well-being

Role: Principal Investigator

Funding: Association for Leadership Science in Nursing (ALSN)

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to healthcare systems around the world, resulting in substantial occupational risks for nurses and other health care employees. There are major concerns for nurse leaders that include struggling to fill vacant positions, promoting quality care, retaining excellent nurses and promoting nurses' well-being. This project addresses the ALSN's research priority areas. The primary aim of this study is to investigate the effects of a three-minute mindfulness breathing intervention (3MBS) and a Narrative Nursing (NN) intervention to promote nurse leaders' wellbeing and resilience. We will conduct a three-arm randomized behavioral trial (RCT): 1. 3MBS group, 2. NN intervention group and 3. 3MBS + NN intervention group. The primary outcome is the nurse leader's well-being and resilience at the eight-week follow-up. Combining the 3MBS and NN interventions can be a new, relevant and potentially effective tool to promote healing and well-being among nurse leaders during and beyond pandemic stressors.

Past Projects