Dongwook Kim

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Graduate Research Assistant
Social Work
Research Interests

My research interest centers behavioral health: (to be specific) health literacy and de-stigmatization for HIV seropositive population. I employ a mixed method and also social bid data analytics. I have been managing research-embeded projects in developing countries including Rwanda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. My scholarship will contribute to social justice for the underserved and discriminated population. I am interested in person-senteted, strengths-based approach and methodology (conceptual framework).


I am a Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota and computational social science researcher. I hold master’s degree in Conflict Security and Development from King’s College London. I read politics and English at Korea University. I also have my second baccalaureate in Statistics and Data Science at Korea National Open University. Before I Joined the U of M, I had worked for several child development and humanitarian agencies in S.Korea alongside Rwanda (2016-2018), South Sudan(2012-2013), and the United Kingdom(2011-2012). ChildFund Korea was my previous employer, and I served as a research project manager, program coordinator, and country director(Rwanda). Currently, I am holding my GAship at the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare(CASCW) to perform and support investigations on the state’s child welfare workforce development.