Youngdeok Kim, Ph.D.
Kim's research interests lie in behavioral epidemiology of physical activity and sedentary behaviors.
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Youngdeok Kim, Ph.D., joined the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at VCU in the fall of 2019. Prior to joining VCU, he was an assistant professor at Texas Tech University where he taught epidemiology and biostatistics and directed the Physical Activity and Health Promotion Research Laboratory. His research interests lie in behavioral epidemiology of physical activity and sedentary behaviors.
He received his Ph.D. in health and human performance with a concentration of kinesmetrics from Middle Tennessee State University, an M.S. in sport sciences from Seoul National University and B.S. in kinesiology from Soonchunhyang University.
He has received several awards including the 2014 National Doctoral Scholar Award from the American Kinesiology Association, the 2015 Paffenbarger-Blair Research Grant Award from the American College of Sports Medicine Foundation and the 2015 Early Career Investigator Research Grant Award from the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) in America. He was inducted as a research fellow in SHAPE-America in 2018.