Sunny Jung Kim, PhD is a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Data Science at Dartmouth, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Kim received her first Masters in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University and her second Masters and Ph.D. in Communication from Cornell University, where she minored in Social Psychology. Dr. Kim is a health communication scholar by training specialized in persuasive technologies and social psychological mechanisms of behavior change. Kimís current projects focus on psychological and behavioral outcomes of social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter)-based interventions and campaigns for substance user disorders and tobacco control and prevention. Her recent projects examine the effects of Facebook- and Crowdsourcing-based engagement and social support systems that are designed to promote smoking reduction and cessation. Her recently published work includes emotion-framing tactics in antismoking campaigns, information processing models of deceptive health advertisements, so called advertorials or naÔve advertisements, predictors and mechanisms of technology-based interventions for substance use disorders, and Facebook Psychology.
Dr. Kimís research endeavors and productivity have been recognized with the Promising Anson Rowe Award for the top student in the Department of Communication at Cornell University, and received Top Paper recognition at a national conference.