Isok Kim, MSW
University at Buffalo
Isok Kim, associate professor and MSW Program Director, has been with the School of Social Work since 2012. He also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State with doctorates in both psychology and social work from the University of Michigan. His research interests center on the effects of discrimination on acculturative process and behavioral health outcomes among Asian Americans, paralleling his pedagogical foci in theories of empowerment and immigrant and refugee behavioral health. Currently, he is working to develop community-based research with Burmese/Karen refugees in Buffalo, N.Y.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Addressing social factors that impact healthcare outcomes is complicated. Recent emphasis on social determinants of health (SDoH) recognizes that our social structures and the conditions in which people live, work, play, and pray serve an important role in enhancing individual and community health outcomes. With the growing emphasis on SDoH within the context of interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP), health professions students ought to gain an understanding of the SDoH and learn how to incorporate SDOH screening and screening outcomes into their care plan. Despite a multitude of…
Using Eco-maps to Assist Students in Recognizing the Social Determinants of Health and Addressing Their Impact Through Collaborative Practice
Eco-maps are graphical representations showing how systems are interconnected in an individual's life. Commonly used in individual and family counseling settings, we have extended the use of eco-maps to facilitate health professions students’ recognition of the social determinants of health (SDoH) and the impact of SDoH on individual and community health. This lightning talk will discuss this novel use of eco-maps in interprofessional education (IPE) to advance students’ understanding of the impact of and barriers associated with SDoH. The University at Buffalo IPE program delivers a robust…