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.
- Kim, G.J. & Chen, P. (2020). Role of instruction adherence during highly structured robotic arm training on motor outcomes after chronic stroke. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99(4): 353-346.
- Kim, G.J., Taub, M., Creelman, C., Cahalan, C., O’Dell, M.W., & Stein, J. (2019). Feasibility of an electromyography-triggered hand robot for people after chronic stroke. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73(4), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.030908
- Kim G.J., Hinojosa J, Rao A, Batavia M, O’Dell M, (2018). Response from the authors. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99(7), 1436-1437. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2017.12.021.
- Kim, G.J., Hinojosa, J., Rao, A., Batavia, M., & O’Dell, M.W. (2017). Randomized trial on the effects of attentional focus on motor training of the upper extremity using robotics with individuals after chronic stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97(10), e35.
- Kim, G.J., Rivera, L., & Stein, J. (2015). Combined clinic-home approach for upper limb robotic therapy after stroke: A pilot study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(12), 2243-2248.
- O’Dell, M.W., Kim G.J., Rivera L., Fieo R., Christos P., Polistena, C., Fitzgerald, K., & Gorga, D. (2013). A psychometric evaluation of the Arm Motor Ability Test (AMAT). Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.45:519-527.
- O’Dell, M.W., Kim, G.J., Rivera-Finnen, L., & Polestina, C. (2011). Clinical implications of using the Arm Motor Ability Test (AMAT) in stroke rehabilitation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92, 830-836.