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Jahyun Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Jahyun Kim

Dr. Kim earned his Ph.D. degree in exercise physiology from Iowa State University. His research interests are the cardiovascular system and efforts to improve the cardiovascular health of the various clinical populations (e.g., cancer survivors, diabetes, older adults, and cardiovascular disease population etc…). Through his academic career, he has been involved in various cardiovascular research projects using animal and human models and taught courses related to human physiology and exercise prescription disciplines. Most of his research projects have included assessments of vascular function with biomarkers of cardiovascular risk factors (e.g., inflammatory mediators).

More recently, he has developed a research project testing a novel non-traditional intervention (i.e., remote ischemic preconditioning) on the cardiovascular system. The results proved that remote ischemic precondition (RIPC), repeated limb blood flow blockage followed by reperfusion, improves cardiovascular function in a healthy population. However, limited studies have been conducted with clinical populations. His current work is focusing on RIPC protocol development which improves the cardiovascular function of clinical populations and reveals its underlying molecular mechanisms. 

Current teaching responsibilities of Dr. Kim in CSUB involve exercise physiology, exercise programming, and epidemiology. Previously, he also taught anatomy and human anatomy & physiology, exercise physiology, fitness assessment & exercise prescription at the University of Delaware and Iowa State University. in addition to teaching and research, Dr. Kim has mentored many undergraduate students on their honor’s projects. Dr. Kim provides hands-on experiences on cardiovascular research from project development to results dissemination. Students can expect to measure human cardiovascular functions and to work with various clinical populations. Perspective students wanted to involve in cardiovascular research are encouraged to contact Dr. Kim.