BoRin Kim

Phone: (603) 862-0274
Office: Social Work, Pettee Hall, Durham, NH 03824
BoRin Kim

BoRin Kim, Ph.D. MSW, has research interests in intergenerational relations and support, transitions in physical/cognitive functioning in old-age, social support and mental health in old age, health care utilization, long-term care services, and comparative research. Her recent research includes dynamic linkages between various types of social support (i.e., intergenerational living arrangements, social network types, and ethnic solidarity) and physical/mental health among older adults across diverse social and cultural contexts.


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • M.A., Seoul National University
  • M.S.W., University of Michigan
  • B.A., Yonsei University

Courses Taught

  • GERO 500: I'm Old, So What!
  • HHS 540: Stats for Health Professionals
  • SW 802: Aging and Society
  • SW 850: Human Behavior & Soc Environ I
  • SW 851: Human Behavr & Soc Environ II
  • SW 860: Research Methods in Soc Work
  • SW 897: Top/Aging
  • SW 992: Special Projects & Ind Study

Selected Publications

Ekenga, C. C., Kim, B., Kwon, E., & Park, S. (2022). Multimorbidity and Employment Outcomes Among Middle-Aged US Cancer Survivors. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 64(6), 476-481. doi:10.1097/jom.0000000000002473

Xu, X., Liang, J., Raymo, J. M., Kim, B., & Ofstedal, M. B. (2022). Defining Childlessness Among Middle-Aged and Older Americans: A Research Note.. Demography, 59(3), 813-826. doi:10.1215/00703370-9987649

Golomski, C., Corvini, M., Kim, B., Wilcox, J., & Valcourt, S. (2022). Aspects of ICT connectivity among older adults living in rural subsidized housing: reassessing the digital divide. JOURNAL OF ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES, 16(1), 17-27. doi:10.1108/JET-12-2020-0052

Raymo, J. M., Xu, X., Kim, B., Liang, J., & Ofstedal, M. B. (2022). Later-Life Living Arrangements of Americans With and Without Children: A Life Table Approach. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 77(1), 181-190. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbab133

Kim, B. (2022). Aging in South Korea with Dynamic Social and Cultural Changes. In Aging Across Cultures Growing Old in the Non-Western World. Springer Nature.

Park, S., Kim, B., & Han, Y. (2018). Differential Aging in Place and Depressive Symptoms: Interplay Among Time, Income, and Senior Housing. RESEARCH ON AGING, 40(3), 207-231. doi:10.1177/0164027517697106

Park, S., Han, Y., Kim, B., & Dunkle, R. E. (2017). Aging in Place of Vulnerable Older Adults: Person-Environment Fit Perspective. JOURNAL OF APPLIED GERONTOLOGY, 36(11), 1327-1350. doi:10.1177/0733464815617286

Kim, B., Park, S., Bishop-Saucier, J., & Amorim, C. (2017). Community-Based Services and Depression from Person-Environment Fit Perspective: Focusing on Functional Impairments and Living Alone. JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGICAL SOCIAL WORK, 60(4), 270-285. doi:10.1080/01634372.2017.1310166

Kim, B., Park, S., & Antonucci, T. C. (2016). Longitudinal changes in social networks, health and wellbeing among older Koreans. AGEING & SOCIETY, 36(9), 1915-1936. doi:10.1017/S0144686X15000811

Park, S., Kim, B., & Kim, S. (2016). Poverty and working status in changes of unmet health care need in old age. HEALTH POLICY, 120(6), 638-645. doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2016.03.004

Most Cited Publications