[ Selected Active Projects ]
Project: STOMP - Adaptive Intervention
In this collaborative project (Screening in Trauma for Opioid Misuse Prevention) with Dr. Randy Brown at Family Medicine, Kim Lab members will provide pain psychological intervention at UW Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin Trauma Units.
This project is funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program.
Project: Culturally and Linguistically-Specific Pain Expression Library Database
This project seeks to create culturally and linguistically-specific pain language database in Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Hmong patients.
This project is funded by the UW-Madison's Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education.
Project: Pain-Expression Translation with Few-shot In-Context Learning
Dr. Kim and colleagues in the UW-Madison computer science department seeks to utilize LLM techology to provide translation support for pain experiences for Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Hmong, and Korean-speaking individuals.
This project is funded by the Piloting Research Innovation & Market Exploration.
Project: Culture, language, and pain communication among medical providers: A Qualitative Analysis (Dr. Kim and Lab Members)
This project aims to examine the intersection of culture and language in pain communication among three groups of healthcare providers (i.e., physicians, physical therapist, and nurse) and their experiences when working with patients from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Project: Beyond the Margins of Invisibility: A Critical Review and Conceptual Model of Pain Management in Asian Americans (Dr. Kim and Lab Members)
Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial/ethnic minority group in the U.S. This project aims to scope out the existing documentation of Asian American chronic pain experiences and critically review the pain management experiences of Asian American patients and their providers.
Project: Decolonizing Chronic Pain: Challenging Eurocentric Dominance in Chronic Pain Research and Treatment (Dr. Kim and Lab Members)
Western medicine's approach often paints chronic pain as homogenous, neglecting the myriad cultural, social, and individual contexts that shape pain experiences. In this project, we seek to critically review the coloniality of chronic pain research and practice.
[ Current Graduate Student Led Projects ]
[ Past Lab Projects ]
[ Past Graduate Student Led Projects ]