RESEARCH

Since 2015, I have published and presented original research in the fields of classics, psychiatry, and music. I also have served on conference planning committees and on an editorial board, in order to provide forums for others' work.

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Kishore A, DiGiovanni M, Sun KL, Kolevzon A, et al. Enhancing child and adolescent psychiatry recruitment through a medical student mentorship network: a qualitative study. Academic Psychiatry. 2023;47:124-133. doi:10.1007/s40596-022-01700-6

Ayub R, Sun KL, Flores RE, Lam VT, et al. Thalamocortical connectivity is associated with autism symptoms in high-functioning adults with autism and typically developing adults. Translational Psychiatry. 2021;11:93. doi:10.1038/s41398-021-01221-0

Chew L (co-first author), Sun KL (co-first author), Sun W, Wang Z, et al. Association of serum allopregnanolone with restricted and repetitive behaviors in adult males with autism. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2021;123:105039. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.105039

Fung LK, Flores RE, Gu M, Sun KL, et al. Thalamic and prefrontal GABA concentrations but not GABAA receptor densities are altered in high-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder. Molecular Psychiatry. 2021;26:1634-1646. doi:10.1038/s41380-020-0756-y

Kishore A, Sun K, Guth S, Kolevzon A, Martin A. Child and adolescent psychiatry perceptions and career preference: participation in a national medical student conference improves outcomes. JAACAP. 2020;59(1):3-7. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2019.07.949

Sun KL, Watson KT, Angal S, Bakkila BF, et al. Neural and endocrine correlates of early life abuse in youth with depression and obesity. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2018;9:721. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00721

Sun KL. Oblivion as a narrative of transformation in Plato’s Phaedrus. Anemoi Journal of Pre-Modern Studies. 2015;3:32-40. [link]

TEXTBOOK CONTRIBUTIONS

Sun KL. Recordings of Josephine Aurnhammer: Variations on "Der Vogelfaenger bin ich ja", Clara Schumann: Piano Sonata (first movement), and Ruth Crawford Seeger: Prelude No. 8. In: Clendinning JP, Marvin EW, editors. The musician's guide to theory and analysis anthology, 4e. W. W. Norton; 2021. [link]

Sun KL, Shivakumar V, Kishore AR. Anxiety disorders. In Chan V, Derenne J, editors. Transition-age youth mental healthcare: bridging the gap between pediatric and adult psychiatric care. Springer; 2021. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-62113-1_7

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Sun KL & Snell AH. (2023). Using various modalities to give feedback in studio class effects positive learning outcomes. Oral presentation given at the 2023 College Music Society National Conference, Miami, FL.

Sun KL & Kakishima C. (2023). Dirge and Cloud Study III: contrast and influences in Hyo-shin Na’s works for violin and piano. Lecture-recital given at the 2023 Composition in Asia Symposium and Festival, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Sun KL. (2022). Think-pair-share makes studio classes more participatory, memorable, and actionable. Oral presentation given at the 2022 New York State Music Teachers Association (NYSMTA) Conference, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY.

Sun KL. (2022). Piano pieces by Hyo-shin Na: attention and reflection. Performance of Great Noise and Rain Study given at the 2022 College Music Society National Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Kishore A, DiGiovanni M, Sun KL, Kolevzon A, et al. (2022). Enhancing child and adolescent psychiatry recruitment through a medical student mentorship network: a qualitative study. Oral presentation given at the Klingenstein Third Generation Fellowship conference, UC Davis, CA, online.

Sun KL. (2021). Predictive processing of music in autism: a prospectus. Oral presentation given at the 2021 Old Dominion University Healthy Musician Series, online; at the Klingenstein Third Generation Fellowship conference, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, online.

Sun KL, Morris I, Shulman A, Heymach CI, et al. (2020). Designing inclusive dorm communities for neurodiverse transition-age students. Oral presentation given at the Stanford Klingenstein Fellowship seminar, online.

Zhou B, Sun K, Golding A, Loyola A, et al. (2019). Enhancing LGBTQ+ affirming clinical and referrals resources at the San Mateo County Pride Center. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Community Health Symposium at Stanford Medicine, Stanford, CA.

Kishore AR, Sun K, Kolevzon A, Martin A. (2019). Child and adolescent psychiatry perceptions and career preference: participation in a national medical student conference improves outcomes. Poster presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Chicago, IL.

Zhou B & Sun KL. (2018). Mapping mental health resources for LGBTQ homeless youth: a model for queer competency training through community engagement. Oral presentation given at the Klingenstein Third Generation Fellowship conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.

Sun KL, Watson KT, Packer MM, Wall DM, et al. (2018). Depression family history moderates insulin resistance in youth with depression and obesity. Poster presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Seattle, WA.

PRIZE-WINNING PAPERS

2022 Jerald C. Graue Fellowship, Eastman School of Music
The Gendered Performance of Dissimulation: Barbara Strozzi's Musical Treatment of Acts of Silencing
Music History Seminar MHS 594: Gender and Sexuality in Baroque Music (Professor Roger Freitas)

2015-16 Hoefer Prize, Stanford University
Mythologizing as Playful Pedagogy: Rethinking the "Socratic" Method
Classics 150: Majors Seminar (Professor Jennifer Trimble)

COMMITTEE & BOARD MEMBERSHIP

2023–present
Clavecin Society, 501(c)(3)
Board of Directors  (Secretary)

2023present
Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee  (Faculty Member)

2021–23
Eastman School of Music: Primary/Secondary Piano
Jury Committee  (Faculty Member)

2018–19
KTGF National Medical Student Conference
Planning Committee  (Lead Member)

2016–17
Hot Air Music Festival
Planning Committee  (Concert Production Manager)

2014–15
Aisthesis: the Undergraduate Journal of Classical Studies
Editorial Board  (Senior Editor)