Sara Cho Kim

Sara Cho Kim
Assistant Professor, Counseling

Dr. Cho Kim is interested in cultural identity formation and psycho-social factors influencing educational outcomes and well being. Her recent research has concentrated on academic stereotyping and success of Asian American boys.

In another line of research, Dr. Cho Kim is studying health disparities in Asian American immigrant populations. Her studies in this area focus on the role of cultural adjustment, internalization of the model minority stereotype, and perceptions of healthcare providers in understanding differences in psychological distress and well-being in Asian Americans.

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin
M.A., University of Pennsylvania
B.A., University of Pennsylvania


Castellanos, J., Gloria, A. G., Cho Kim, S., Park, Y., & Kim, D. (in press). Gender and generational differences in the expression of depression in Korean American undergraduates. Journal of College Counseling.

Cha, N. M., Chung, M. S., & Cho Kim, S. (2014). Cross cultural considerations with Korean-American Clients: A perspective on psychological assessment. In L. Benuto, N. S. Thaler, & B. Leany (Eds.), Guide to Psychological Assessment with Asian Americans (pp.43-60). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Cho Kim, S. & Tao, K. W. (2011). Treating anxiety and depression in childbearing women. In Lundberg-Love, P. K., Nadal, K. & Paluadi, M. (Eds), Women and Mental Disorders, (Vol. 4), (pp. 163-176). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Chen, G. & Cho Kim, S. (2008). Asian American sexuality. In A. Alvarez & N. Tewari (Eds), Asian American Psychology (pp.247-272). New York, NY: Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates.

In the News

Dr. Sara Cho Kim recently published Family conflict, Asian values gap, parental overprotection and care among Asian American college students (along with Park, Y.S., Ho, B. S-W., & Wu, Iin) the Journal of Asian Pacific Counseling, and also Post-War Immigration Experiences of Survivors of the Korean War (along with Manchester, C., & Lewis, A.) in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. In addition, Dr.