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Sophia Mun, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

Office Phone: (951) 552-8293
Office Location: James Building 380
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Gerontology University of Southern California 2015
M.A. Clinical Psychology Korea University 2006
B.A. Psychology Korea University 2003
  • Additional Education

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs at UCLA (2015-2018)

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Health Disparities among Older Adults
    Health Behaviors in Later Life

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    The Davis School of Gerontology, USC
    The School of Social Work, Cal State LA

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Kim, S., & Knight, B.G. (2018) Caregiving Subgroups Differences in the Associations between the Resilience Resources and Life Satisfaction. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 37(12), 1540–1563. doi: 10.1177/0733464816669804. PMCID: PMC5359074.

    Kim, S., & Knight, B.G. (2017) The Effects of the MORE Wisdom Resources on Spousal Caregivers’ life satisfaction: An Application of the Resilience Model. Clinical Gerontologist, 40(5), 413–427. doi:10.1080/07317115.2016.1209607. PMCID: PMC5413436.

    Kim, S. (2017) The Need for Longitudinal Studies on Co-occurring Alcohol Use and Anxiety Disorders among Older Adults (Review Article). Korean Journal of Research in Gerontology, 26 (1), 13-22.

    Kim, S., Spilman, S., Liao, D., Sacco, P., & Moore, A. (2016) Social Networks and Alcohol Use among Older adults: A Comparison with Late Middle-aged Adults. Aging and Mental Health. doi:10.1080/13607863.2016.1268095. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28006983.

    Knight, B.G., Kim, S., Rastegar, S., Jones, S., Jump, V., & Wong, S. (2016) Influences on the perception of elder financial abuse among older adults in Southern California. International Psychogeriatrics, 28, 163-169. doi:10.1017/S1041610215000587.

    Kim, S., & Knight, B.G. (2015) Adaptation of the Three-dimensional Wisdom Scale (3D-WS) for the Korean Cultural Context. International Psychogeriatrics, 27(2), 267-278. doi:10.1017/S1041610214002178.

    Kim, S., Geren, J. L., & Knight, B.G. (2015) Age Differences in the Complexity of Emotion Perception. Experimental Aging Research, 41(5), 556-571. doi:10.1080/0361073X.2015.1085727.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    LA Sarang Community Church

  • Personal Philosophy

    But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. -Matthew 6:33-
    I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. -John 15:5-