Kim has 28 years of experience as a certified athletic trainer. She has Bachelor’s degrees in athletic training and sociology from North Dakota State University and Master’s degrees in sports medicine and biomechanics from the University of Oregon. She has worked in the collegiate, high school, and clinic settings, but her passion is working with high school aged athletes. Through Cincinnati Children’s Kim provides care at Lockland High School.
Kim has published extensively, most notably in injury epidemiology, biomechanics, and brain injury. Before moving to Ohio she was the coordinator for the large-scale NATA project, the National High School Sports Injury Registry. Her current position is Senior Research Assistant and she works with the Sports Medicine department in writing grants and conducting various research projects. She is also the Director of the BNA Lab in the SPORT Center at Cincinnati Children’s.
Kim is an adjunct professor at Northern Kentucky University where she teaches Research Methods. She is also an Assistant Professor at Rocky Mountain University of Health Sciences and teaches Injury Prevention and Recognition, Preventative Measures, and Research Methods in their master’s program. She is a PhD student in the Health Science program with an Athletic Training concentration. She is a member of the NATA, GLATA, and OATA and belongs to several committees within those organizations. Kim is on the Board of Directors of the National Operating Committee on the Standards of Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) representing the NATA. She received the 2018 Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year District 4, 2019 NATA Service Award, 2020 NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, and 2020 NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year award District 4. She was also selected as the 2019 Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Woman of Distinction.