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Shinye Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of psychological Sciences at Texas Tech University and a faculty associate at the Center for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. She received her Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2016.

Grounded in Ecological Systems Theory, Dr. Kim’s program of research examines the complex interplay between the intrapersonal, interpersonal, community, and societal factors that contribute to the three forms of pain: physical, emotional, and socio-cultural. Using diverse methodologies (quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods), she studies two overarching lines of inquiry: 1) How cultural, linguistic, social and psychological norms influence chronic pain; and 2) How two major life roles—work and family—independently and collectively influence health, and how these phenomena occur and are influenced by cultural factors. She is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Vocational Behavior and the Journal of Career Assessment.