Dr Eui Kyung Kim

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Eui Kyung Kim is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at North Carolina State University. She has been involved in research that highlight the importance of being proactive as well as reactive in child mental health care. Her research interests focus on universal mental health screening, early identification, and prevention services for children's emotional and behavioral health. Particularly, she is interested in the use of a dual-factor approach to promote strengths that may serve as protective factors, as well as treating distress. Dr. Kim is currently conducting a grant-funded research on a mentorship program (Check, Connect, & Respect) where undergraduate mentors are trained and supervised to provide one-on-one mentorship to struggling youth. She also conducts research internationally, examining social emotional development of Korean children and adolescents. In addition, Dr. Kim is interested in diversity training and culturally sensitive/competent treatment. 


Selected Publications:

Kim, E., Dowdy, E., Furlong, M., & You, S. (2018). Complete mental health screening: psychological strengths and life satisfaction in Korean students. Child Indicators Research. doi: 10.1007/s12187-018-9561-4

Kim, E., Begeny, J. C., Hida, R., Wang, J., Jones, R., & Oluokun, H. (2018). Publication characteristics and outlets of school and educational psychology scholars around the globe. Psychology in the Schools. First Online: 03 July 2018. doi:10.1002/pits.22158.

Wroblewski, A. P., Dowdy, E. Sharkey, J. D., Kim, E. (2018). Social-emotional screening to predict truancy severity: Recommendations for educators. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. First Online: 27 April 2018. doi:10.1177/1098300718768773

You, S., Lee, J., & Lee, Y., Kim, E. (2018). Gratitude and life satisfaction in early adolescence: The mediating role of social support and emotional difficulties. Personality and Individual Differences, 130, 122-128. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2018.04.005

Kim, E., Dowdy, E., Furlong, M., & You, S. (2017). Multiple Profiles of Mental Health and Quality of Life among Korean Adolescents. School Psychology International, 38, 98-116. doi:10.1177/0143034316682296

You, S. Lim, S., & Kim, E. (2017). Relations among social support, internal assets, and adolescents’ life satisfaction. Journal of Happiness Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10902-017-9844-3

You, S., Lee, Y., & Kim, E. (2016). Physical, social, and cyberbullying: Relationships with adolescents’ psychosocial factors. Child Indicators Research, 9(3), 805-823. doi: 10.1007/s12187-015-9338-y

Moore, S. A., Widales-Benitez, O., Carnazzo, K. W., Kim, E., Moffa, K., & Dowdy, E. (2015). Conducting universal complete mental health screening via student self-report. Contemporary School Psychology, 1-15. doi: 10.1007/s40688-015-0062-x

Kim, E., Furlong, J. M., Dowdy, E., & Felix, D. E. (2014). Exploring the relative contributions of the strength and distress components of dual-factor complete mental health screening. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 29(2), 127-140. doi: 10.1177/0829573514529567

You, S. K., Kim, E., & Kim, M. (2014). An ecological approach to bullying in Korean adolescents. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 8(1), 1-10. doi:10.1017/prp.2014.1

Furlong, M., Dowdy, E., Carnazzo, K., Bovery, B., & Kim, E. (2014). Covitality: Fostering the building blocks of complete mental health. NASP Communiqué, 42, 1–29.


  • Predoctoral Internship in The Department of Psychological Services from Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, 2015-2016
  • Ph.D. in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology from University of California, Santa Barbara, 2016
  • M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College, 2011
  • B.A. in Psychology from Korea University, 2009