Professor Ae-Sook Kim’s research interests focus on state politics and the policy making process, focusing on social and health policies. Her research explores how states’ demographic, economic, and political characteristics lead to their unique policy outputs. It also investigates how an innovation spreads from one state to the others. Vertical and horizontal diffusion and internal learning effects are explored. In addition, her research pays attention to social determinants of health and their impacts on population health. She has published in the Policy Studies Journal, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, International Journal of Educational Reform, and International Journal of Policy Studies.
Ae-Sook Kim and Edward T. Jennings, Jr. 2012. Evolution of an Innovation: Variations in Medicaid Managed Care Program Extensiveness, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law Vol. 37(5): 815-849.
Sheena Choi, Michael Slaubaugh, and Ae-Sook Kim. 2012. International Exchange as a Transformative Learning Experience: A Case Study, International Journal of Educational Reform Vol. 21(3): 160- 172.
Ae-Sook Kim and Edward T. Jennings, Jr. 2011. Explaining Variations in Medicaid Managed Care Program Coverage, International Journal of Policy Studies Vol. 2(1): 57-72.
Ae-Sook Kim and Edward T. Jennings, Jr. 2009. Effects of U.S. States’ Social Welfare Systems on Population Health, Policy Studies Journal Vol. 37(4): 745-767. (Highlighted by the PSJ)
IPFW Graduate Research Assistantship. Fall 2012 – Spring 2013. “Do Nonprofit Nursing Homes Do Better than For-profit Nursing Homes? Empirical Evidence in Indiana.” ($13,190 along with a remission of tuition and fees; Received.)
Purdue Research Foundation Research Grants. 2012. “Income Distribution, Welfare, and Economic Growth: Evidence Towards Social Investment Theory in American States.” ($ 8,000; Received.)
Member, Assessment Council, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fall 2009 – present.
Member, Assessment Committee, Department of Public Policy, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fall 2009 – present.
Article and Book Proposal Reviews [The Policy Studies Journal; Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law; CQ Press]