Assistant Clinical Professor

Tiffany Kim, PhD, RN



PhD in Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
MSN in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, University of Pennsylvania
BSN, The College of New Jersey


Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, RN


Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Northeastern University Law School

Research Interests

The major goal of my program of research is to better understand how international migration influences women and children’s vulnerability to violence, and how these experiences of both migration and exposure to violence impact health. I have investigated intimate partner sexual violence among undocumented Mexican women, workplace sexual harassment and assault among indigenous Mexican migrant farmworkers, and am currently engaged in a study to understand the mental health needs of unaccompanied minors from Central American seeking asylum in the U.S. My research has contributed to a better understanding of the multitude of intersecting factors, which influence immigrant women/children’s health and provided a foundation from which to develop evidence-based interventions to promote wellness in this underserved population.

Selected Publications

(* Denotes data-based)

*Ahn, J.A., Roh, E.H., Kim, T., Lee, J.H., & Song, J.E. (2021). Maternal adaptation of working mothers with infants and toddlers in South Korea: A systematic review. BMC Women’s Health, 21(213).

*Lee, S.K., Song, J.E., & Kim, T. (2020). Meaning of marriage and childbirth among Korean female university students living the United States: A phenomenological approach. Journal of Korean Academic Society of Home Health Care Nursing, 27(3), 330-343. doi:

*Song, J.E., Chae, H., Ko, J.M., Yang, J.I., & Kim, T. (2020). Effects of a maternal role adjustment program for first time mothers who use postpartum care centers (Sanhujoriwon) in South Korea: A quasi-experimental study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 20, 277. doi:

Hungerford, C., Blanchard, D., Bragg, S., Coates, A., & Kim, T. (2019). An international scoping exercise examining practice experience hours completed by nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education, 58(1), 33-41.

*Nolte, K., Guthrie, B., Griffith, J., & Kim, T. (2018). Black women’s approaches to encourage a male partner to test for HIV: Preliminary adaptation of a factor analysis study of the HIV testing approach scale. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 26(1), 76-89.

Scannell, M., Kim, T., & Guthrie, B.J. (2018). A Meta-Analysis of HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Among Sexually Assaulted Patients in the United States. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 29(1): 60-69.

Ahn, J., Kim, T., Roh, E., & Song, J. (2017). A systematic review about the health of international marriage immigrant women in South Korea. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10903-017-0604-6.

Nolte, K., Kim, T., & Guthrie, B. (2017). “Taking Care of Ourselves”: The Experiences of Black Women Approaching and Encouraging Male Partners to Test for HIV. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 28(3), 327-341.

Kim, T., Draucker, C.B., Bradway, C., Grisson, J.A., & Sommers, M.S. (2016). Somos hermanas del mismo dolor (we are sisters of the same pain): Intimate partner sexual violence narratives among Mexican immigrant women. Violence Against Women. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1077801216646224.

Malley, A., Kenner, C. A., Kim, T. L., Blakeny, B. (2015) The role of the nurse and the preoperative assessment in patient transitions. Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses Journal, 102(2): 181.e1-181.e9.

Song, J., Kim, T., & Ahn, J. (2015). A systematic review of psychosocial interventions for women with postpartum stress. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12541

Alexander, K., Dovydaitis, T., Beacham, B., Bohinski, J., Brawner, B., Clements, C., Everett, J., Gomes, M., Harner, H., McDonald, K., Pinkston, E., & Sommers, M. (2011). Learning health equity frameworks within a community of scholars. Journal of Nursing Education. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20110630-05.

Nelson, A., Lewy, R., Ricardo, F., Dovydaitis, T., & Kugel, C. (2011). Promotores as researchers: Expanding the promotor role in community-based research. Health Promotion Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1524839910380849

Dovydaitis, T. (2010). Human trafficking: The role of the health care provider. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 55(5), 462-467.

Nelson, A., Lewy, R., Ricardo, F., Kugel, C., Dovydaitis, T. & Mitchell, A. (2010). The utilization of Freire and discussion facilitation to elicit behavior change in a sexual violence and intimate partner violence prevention program. Health Promotion International, 25(3), 299-308.

Posmontier, B., Dovydaitis, T., & Lipman, K. (2010). Sexual violence: Psychiatric healing with eye movement reprocessing and desensitization. Health Care for Women International, 31(8), 755-768.

Siantz, M.L., Corrado, N. & Dovydaitis, T. (2010). Maternal predictors of behavioral problems among Mexican migrant farm worker children. Journal of Family Nursing, 16, 322-343.

Siantz, M.L. & Dovydaitis, T. (2010). Critical health issues during adolescence. In Margaret Spencer (Ed.) Adolescence: Development During a Global Era. Philadelphia: Elsevier, pp. 341 – 363.

Dovydaitis, T. (2008). Fish consumption during pregnancy: An overview of risks and benefits. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 53(4), 325-330.

Areas of Expertise

My teaching philosophy is guided by critical feminist pedagogy, and my teaching goals are always to cultivate an environment of active and collaborative learning by offering students opportunities for critical thinking, self-analysis and the development of voice.


  • Migration, Violence, Trauma and the Health of Immigrant Children. Mutual Mentoring Advancement Program Grant, Northeastern University. 2014. PI.
  • Immigration and Human Rights. Humanities Collaborative Research Cluster Grant, Northeastern University. 2013. Co-PI.
  • Somos Hermanas del Mismo Dolor (We are Sister of the Same Pain): Intimate Partner Sexual Violence Narratives Among Mexican Immigrant Women in Philadelphia. Rosemary Berkel       Crisp Research Award, Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing. 2010. PI.
  • Somos Hermanas del Mismo Dolor (We are Sister of the Same Pain): Intimate Partner Sexual Violence Narratives Among Mexican Immigrant Women in Philadelphia. The Evelyn Jacobs   Ortner Center on Family Violence. 2010. PI.


Year of the Nurse Award, Northeastern University School of Nursing, 2021
Bouvé Distinguished Educator Award for Undergraduate Teaching (nomination), Northeastern University, 2020
Dedication to the Classroom Award, Northeastern University School of Nursing Senior Class, 2016
Fenway Community Development Corporation Community Service Award, 2016

Professional and Community Service

  • Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
  • Eastern Nursing Research Society
  • Immigrant Service Provider Group/Health
  • International Council of Women’s Health Issues
  • Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
  • Migrant Clinicians Network
  • Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Northeastern Law School (Faculty Affiliate)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing, Delta Nu Chapter
  • Women Organized Against Rape

Contact Information


5 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 205, Burlington, MA


[email protected]



Curriculum Vitae