Work areas of Expertise: Social psychology, health psychology, cultural psychology
UAC courses: General Psychology (PSY-1010), Introduction to Social Psychology (PSY-3410)
Phone: 032-626-6209 (+82 32-626-6209)
Biography: Dr. Kimberly Bowen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Utah with training in social, health, and cultural psychology. Before joining the University of Utah as a faculty member, Dr. Bowen briefly studied psychoneuroimmunology as a postdoctoral fellow at the Ohio State University and completed two research fellowships in cultural and social psychology at the Kokoro Research Center at Kyoto University. She received her B.A. in Psychology from American University in Washington, D.C., and also received a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in California.
Her primary areas of research focus on the mechanisms and pathways by which social relationships, social support, and marriage affect psychological and physical health, such as ambulatory blood pressure or inflammation. Dr. Bowen is also studying how culture influences these pathways.
She is a native to the California Central Coast, which is known for its strawberries and barbecue, but has since enjoyed living in many other cities including Los Angeles, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Washington, D.C., Kyoto, and now Incheon. Dr. Bowen enjoys photography, fiction writing, and traveling.