Mi-Kyung Song, PhD, RN
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460
Phone: (919) 843-9496
Specialty Area: Adult Health
Mi-Kyung Song earned the PhD in Nursing (focused area in end-of-life and palliative care) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with minor in Biostatistics. Her research is focused on improving end-of-life and palliative care for patients with serious chronic illness (e.g., patients with end-stage kidney disease and post-lung transplant recipients with chronic rejection) and their family members. Her research areas of interest are end-of-life communication, treatment decision making, surrogate decision making, integration of palliative care, and bioethics. Her methodological areas of interest include intervention development and testing, treatment fidelity, and mixed methods in intervention program of research. Her clinical background includes critical care and cardiovascular nursing. She is a faculty fellow at the Parr Center for Ethics, a faculty associate at the UNC Bioethics Center and an active member of the UNC Hospitals Ethics Committee. Her primary teaching includes N953 Ethics and Law in Health Care and Research, a doctoral seminar.
CURRENT RESEARCH GRANTS
- Principal Investigator, Mapping Multidimensional Illness Trajectories of Patients with ESKD. NIH, R01NR013359, September 2011-July 2015.
- Principal Investigator, Decision Making to Initiate Dialysis and Its Relationship to End-of-Life Treatment Preferences. NIH, R01NR011464-S1, September 2011-July 2012.
- Principal Investigator, Examination of the Management of Clinical Ethical Issues in Free-Standing Dialysis Facilities. The Kornfeld Program in Bioethics and Patient Care, The Greenwall Foundation, July 2011-June 2012.
- Co-Investigator, A Nursing Home Trial of Decision Support for Advanced Dementia, Hanson, L. (PI), NIH, R01AG037483, April 2011-March 2016.
- Principal Investigator, A Randomized Controlled Trial of SPIRIT: A Representational Intervention to Promote Preparation for End-of-Life Decision Making. NIH, 5R01NR011464, 09/30/09-07/31/14.
- Co-Investigator, Randomized Controlled Trial of Pocket PATH: A Computerized Intervention to Promote Self-Care. DeVito Dabbs (PI), NIH, 5R01NR010711, 07/01/08–06/31/13.
RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS
- Principal Investigator, Assessing Daily Burdens of Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease.
- National Center for Research Resources, TraCS, a pilot project under UL1RR025747, 08/31/09-01/31/11.
- Principal Investigator, National Survey of the Prevalence and Characteristics of Lung Recipient Referrals to the Palliative Care Program, International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, 07/01/07-06/31/09.
- Principal Investigator, Improving End-of-Life Communication with ESRD African American Patients. NIH, 5R21NR009662, 07/21/06–06/30/09.