Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN


Titles and Roles

Senior Associate Dean of Research and Innovation
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN, is Senior Associate Dean of Research and Innovation at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University.


Dr. Im earned a PhD and a Master's degree in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco. She also holds a Master of Public Health from Seoul National University in South Korea.


Dr. Im's most outstanding contribution to nursing is a research program that adopts Internet and computer technologies to eliminate gender and ethnic disparities. She has taken the lead in this burgeoning field, and her current studies are among the first of their kind to use these technologies to build nursing knowledge.

Dr. Im's program of research can be described as feminist-driven Internet research on gender and ethnic differences in health/illness experience of midlife women. Here, "feminist-driven" means that a feminist perspective was used to philosophically and theoretically guide the research process from conceptualization to dissemination of research findings. Her doctoral research and post-doctoral study focused on international cross-cultural women’s health research.


Dr. Im has gained national and international recognition as a methodologist and theorist in international cross-cultural women's health through more than 370 papers, abstracts, and chapters (over 185 refereed journal articles) and over 320 international and national multi-disciplinary presentations.

Dr. Im has been on more than 50 research review panels of the National Institutes of Health, and was a reviewer for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the American Heart Association. She is a senior editor of the Journal of Transcultural Nursing. She also serves on multiple editorial boards and editorial review boards.

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