Dr. Eric Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia (consistently ranked among the top 10 to 15 Psychology Departments in the world) and the Principal Investigator of the Psychosocial Flourishing and Health Lab.
His lab’s overarching goal is to build a program of research that informs prevention and treatment efforts that improve the psychological well-being and physical health of our rapidly growing older adult population. To achieve this goal, the lab integrates theories and perspectives from psychology (health, social/personality, developmental, clinical) and public health to identify, understand, and intervene upon the dimensions of psychological well-being that reduce the risk of age-related physical health conditions. The lab’s research also applies social epidemiological theories to understand the influence that the social environment has on the connection between psychological well-being and physical health. The lab’s research uses a variety of study designs and analytic tools, including: population-based cohort studies, biostatistical causal inference methods, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, focus groups, and randomized controlled trials.
Dr. Kim is currently recruiting 2 incoming Masters's students that he will directly supervise. Interested applicants should apply to the MA program in Psychology. A vast majority of Master’s students continue onto the PhD program. Strong applicants will have a background in psychology, research interests that align with the lab’s overarching goal, values that align with the lab’s values, a relentless work ethic, a giving and team-oriented attitude, a strong quantitative background (or a willingness to grow in this area), and a desire for continuous improvement. To learn more about the lab, please refer to: (https://flourishing.psych.ubc.ca/ ).
These are funded positions, and both Masters and PhD students receive a guaranteed level of support for the entire duration of the program. Funding is provided through a variety of mechanisms including: Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, as well as a wide array of additional opportunities for financial aid from departmental, university, and external sources.
To read more about Dr. Kim and his lab, please visit: https://flourishing.psych.ubc.ca/. Also, before emailing Dr. Kim, please read the lab’s website carefully.