Assistant Professor of Nursing

Based on animal studies, Jinyoung Kim hypothesized during graduate school that simple snoring alone, not as a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea, is associated with cardiovascular disease.

While a PhD student in South Korea, she published several papers on the effects of self-reported snoring on the development of hypertension and diabetes in adults. But she was frustrated, because without conclusive research that linked snoring and related vibrations with adverse health outcomes, very few medical experts considered it necessary to treat snoring.

“The ultimate goal of my research on the independent impact of snoring is to promote cardiovascular health by providing optimal care to heavy snorers.”


  • PhD, Ewha Womans University (Seoul, South Korea) , 2009
  • MSN, Ewha Womans University, 2004
  • BS, Ewha Womans University, 1999