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Grace Kim

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

212-998-5846

Grace Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department. She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of California, at Davis and her master's degree in Occupational Therapy at Columbia University. She received her PhD in Occupational Therapy at New York University in 2016.

Dr. Kim has extensive clinical experience working with adults with neurological disabilities in the acute and inpatient rehabilitation hospital settings. As a clinician-researcher in the Rehabilitation Medicine department at NewYork Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Kim gained expertise on upper extremity robotics technologies, outcome measurement, and intervention implementation in stroke.

Dr. Kim’s research is focused on understanding the behavioral and environmental factors to maximize home-based rehabilitation and real-world use of the affected arm for stroke survivors. She is also interested in the integration of mixed methods research designs in her work.

Dr. Kim was the recipient of the Mitchell Leaska Dissertation Grant (2014), Steinhardt Faculty Challenge Grant(2017), New York University Research Challenge Grant (2017) and New York University Provost Office Mega-Grant Seed Funding (2018).

Dr. Kim teaches courses in Neurorehabilitation, Evidence-based Practice, and Ethics & Analytic Reasoning. She serves as a research and academic mentor for masters and doctoral students in the Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Science programs and for undergraduates in the NYU FOCUS mentorship program.

Selected Publications

Programs

Occupational Therapy

NYU Steinhardt’s occupational therapy program educates both aspiring OTs and credentialed professionals looking to further develop their practices.

Courses

Evidence-Based Practice

Students will evaluate clinical literature and determine the evidence level of a clinical study, appraise the feasibility of applying such concepts in everyday practice, and design a program evaluation of their own practice using evidence-based approach. The course will emphasize the need for evidence based clinical practice and prepare students to obtain the knowledge and skills for future clinical effectiveness studies (e.g., participate in systematic review, data collections, or being a clinical trial coordinator).
Course #
OT-GE 3301
Units
3
Department

Research Interpretation of Occupational Therapy

Guided, group research in topics relevant to the application of occupational therapy. Lectures on research methodology, critiques of published researchethical considerations and practices, implementation and completion of an investigation, and written and oral presentations.Lecture and laboratory.
Course #
OT-GE 2725
Units
3
Department