Texas Tech University

Faculty Ambassador

Shin Ye Kim

I am a licensed psychologist in Texas and assistant professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at TTU. I completed my doctoral training in Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a minor in Educational Statistics and Measurement and an APA-accredited internship at NYC Health + Hospitals|Kings County, part of the largest public health care system in the United States. In addition, I hold a M.A. in Prevention Science and Practice at Harvard University. I study contextual factors related to the intersection of work, family, and health (chronic pain conditions) in diverse populations with two overarching lines of inquiry: 1) how cultural, linguistic, social, and interpersonal dynamics influence pain experience and opioid use and 2) how two major life roles — work and family — independently and collectively influence health and how these phenomena occur and are influenced by cultural factors. My clinical work has focused on serving underserved and underrepresented individuals with histories of severe mental health issues as well as chronic pain conditions.