Assistant Professor of the Practice
Oh Myo Kim’s research addresses topics that relate to nonconventional family structures. She focuses on adoption, the family dynamics in transracial families, and identity development in adopted adults, but her research extends to cultural socialization, racial and ethnic identity, expressive writing interventions, eating disorders, and social oppression.
Kim is an ad hoc reviewer for seven journals, including the International Journal of Psychology and Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. She is also the Special Interest Group on Adoption Co-Chair for the American Psychological Association, Division 17.
In 2013, Kim co-authored a publication that examined conversations among transracial, intercountry adoptive families, which was influential in the field because previous research relied mostly on parental reports of cultural socialization. She’s currently working on one of the few studies that examines identity development of transracial, intercountry adopted adults.
Prior to her teaching at the Lynch School, Kim provided intensive day programming for individuals with eating disorders and conducted training sessions for dialectical behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, her master’s degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and her doctorate from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.