Positions

Overview

  • BoRin Kim, Ph.D. MSW, has research interests in intergenerational relations and support, transitions in physical/cognitive functioning in old-age, social support and mental health in old age, health care utilization, long-term care services, and comparative research. Her recent research includes dynamic linkages between various types of social support (i.e., intergenerational living arrangements, social network types, and ethnic solidarity) and physical/mental health among older adults across diverse social and cultural contexts.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2024 Quality of Life among Low-Income Older Residents in Subsidized Senior Housing: Rural vs. Suburban ComparisonsJournal of Social Service Research.  50:39-53. 2024
    2024 Loneliness Among Low-Income Older Immigrants Living in Subsidized Senior Housing: Does Perceived Social Cohesion Matter?Journal of Gerontological Social Work.  67:80-95. 2024
    2023 Subsidized Senior Housing in the US: A Scoping Review.Journal of Applied Gerontology.  7334648231223028. 2023
    2022 Defining Childlessness Among Middle-Aged and Older Americans: A Research Note.Demography.  59:813-826. 2022
    2022 Multimorbidity and Employment Outcomes Among Middle-Aged US Cancer SurvivorsJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  64:476-481. 2022
    2022 Aspects of ICT connectivity among older adults living in rural subsidized housing: reassessing the digital divideJournal of Enabling Technologies.  16:17-27. 2022
    2022 Later-Life Living Arrangements of Americans With and Without Children: A Life Table ApproachJournal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.  77:181-190. 2022
    2020 Perceived Usefulness and Easiness of Information and Communication Technologies and Volunteering among Older AdultsJournal of Gerontological Social Work.  63:428-446. 2020
    2019 Person-Environment Fit Approach to Trajectories of Cognitive Function Among Older Adults Who Live Alone: Intersection of Life-Course SES Disadvantage and Senior Housing.Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.  74:e1-e12. 2019
    2019 Measuring Social Policy Change in Comparative Research: Survey Data Evidence from South KoreaJournal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice.  21:131-150. 2019
    2018 The Role of Senior Housing in Hospitalizations Among Vulnerable Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Longitudinal Perspective.Gerontologist.  58:932-941. 2018
    2018 Heterogeneous Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms in Late Middle Age: Critical Period, Accumulation, and Social Mobility Life Course Perspectives.Journal of Aging and Health.  30:1011-1041. 2018
    2018 Postretirement work and volunteering by poverty groups informed by role theory.Journal of Gerontological Social Work.  61:243-260. 2018
    2018 Differential Aging in Place and Depressive Symptoms: Interplay Among Time, Income, and Senior Housing.Research on Aging: an international bimonthly journal.  40:207-231. 2018
    2017 Aging in Place of Vulnerable Older Adults: Person-Environment Fit Perspective.Journal of Applied Gerontology.  36:1327-1350. 2017
    2017 Drug use Discrimination Predicts Formation of High-Risk Social Networks: Examining Social Pathways of Discrimination.AIDS and Behavior.  21:2659-2669. 2017
    2017 The multifaceted nature of poverty and differential trajectories of health among childrenJournal of Children and Poverty.  23:141-160. 2017
    2017 Trajectories of Community-Based Service Use: The Importance of Poverty and Living Arrangements.Journal of Gerontological Social Work.  60:355-376. 2017
    2017 Community-Based Services and Depression from Person-Environment Fit Perspective: Focusing on Functional Impairments and Living Alone.Journal of Gerontological Social Work.  60:270-285. 2017
    2017 Formal Volunteering among Vulnerable Older Adults from an Environmental Perspective: Does Senior Housing Matter?Journal of Housing for the Elderly.  31:334-350. 2017
    2016 Longitudinal changes in social networks, health and wellbeing among older KoreansAgeing and Society.  36:1915-1936. 2016
    2016 Poverty and working status in changes of unmet health care need in old age.Health Policy.  120:638-645. 2016
    2016 The role of environmental context in nursing home admission: Assessing the experience of different health profilesTS Cuadernos de Trabajo Social.  14. 2016
    2015 Preventable Hospitalizations andEmergency Room Visits: Focus on Medical Aid Beneficiaries with Chronic ConditionsBogeon Sahoe Yeongu.  35:405-428. 2015
    Home Environment, Living Alone, and Trajectories of Cognitive Function among Older Adults with Functional LimitationsEnvironment and Behavior
    Influence of senior housing types on cognitive decline and nursing home admission among lower-income older adultsAging and Mental Health
    Long-Term Employment Outcomes among Female Cancer SurvivorsInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  17:2751-2751.
    Race and income disparities in disaster preparedness in old ageJournal of Gerontological Social Work.  61:719-734.
    The Effect of California's Paid Family Leave Program on Employment Among Middle-Aged Female CaregiversGerontologist

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2022 Aging in South Korea with Dynamic Social and Cultural Changes 2022

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2016 CHILDHOOD MULTIPLE RISKS AND TRAJECTORIES OF SELF-RATED HEALTH IN OLD AGEGerontologist. 359-360. 2016
    2016 RE-HOSPITALIZATION AMONG MODERATE AND LOW INCOME OLDER ADULTS IN SENIOR HOUSINGGerontologist. 741-741. 2016
    2016 VOLUNTEERING AMONG LOW-INCOME OLDER INDIVIDUALS: DOES SENIOR HOUSING MATTER?Gerontologist. 344-345. 2016
    2015 HEALTH BENEFITS OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AMONG OLDER ADULTSGerontologist. 211-212. 2015
    2015 POVERTY AND THE TRAJECTORY OF MULTIMORBIDITY AMONG OLDER KOREANSGerontologist. 290-291. 2015
    2015 TRAJECTORIES OF COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICE USE AMONG KOREAN ELDERS: THE IMPORTANCE OF LIVING ARRANGEMENT AND POVERTYGerontologist. 703-703. 2015
    2015 TRAJECTORIES OF DIFFERENTIAL AGING-IN-PLACE: SENIOR HOUSING ENVIRONMENT AND ECONOMIC VULNERABILITYGerontologist. 91-91. 2015

    Teaching Activities

  • Aging and Society Taught course
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course
  • I'm Old, So What! Taught course
  • Research Methods in Soc Work Taught course
  • SpcTop/Medical Social Work Taught course
  • Special Projects & Ind Study Taught course
  • Stats for Health Professionals Taught course
  • Stats for Health Professionals Taught course
  • Research Methods in Soc Work Taught course 2023
  • Stats for Health Professionals Taught course 2023
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2023
  • Stats for Health Professionals Taught course 2022
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2022
  • Aging and Society Taught course 2022
  • Research Methods in Soc Work Taught course 2022
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2022
  • I'm Old, So What! Taught course 2021
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2021
  • Aging and Society Taught course 2021
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2021
  • I'm Old, So What! Taught course 2020
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2020
  • Top/Aging Taught course 2020
  • Special Projects & Ind Study Taught course 2020
  • Human Behavr & Soc Environ II Taught course 2020
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2020
  • I'm Old, So What! Taught course 2019
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2019
  • Human Behavr & Soc Environ II Taught course 2019
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2019
  • I'm Old, So What! Taught course 2018
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2018
  • IS/Later End Stages of Life Taught course 2018
  • Spc Top in SW: Aging Taught course 2018
  • Human Behavr & Soc Environ II Taught course 2018
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2018
  • I'm Old, So What! Taught course 2017
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2017
  • Spc Top in SW: Aging Taught course 2017
  • Human Behavr & Soc Environ II Taught course 2017
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2017
  • I'm Old, So What! Taught course 2016
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2016
  • Human Behavr & Soc Environ II Taught course 2016
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2016
  • Special Topics/Aging Taught course 2015
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2015
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2015
  • Human Behavr & Soc Environ II Taught course 2015
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2015
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2014
  • Human Behavior & Soc Environ I Taught course 2014
  • Full Name

  • BoRin Kim