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Simona C. Kwon

Simona C. Kwon, DrPH, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health


I am an associate professor in the Departments of Population Health and Medicine at NYU Langone. I also hold an appointment in NYU’s College of Global Public Health.

I am a social epidemiologist with extensive experience in the use of, among other methods, community-based participatory research, mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) approaches, evidence-based strategies, dissemination and implementation science, and multidisciplinary teams to address community-level health disparities.

I work in collaboration with multisector coalitions made up of local and national community-based organizations, governmental agencies, service delivery organizations, and researchers from discrete disciplines.

My research examines the social and cultural factors that influence health and health outcomes in racial and ethnic communities, with a particular focus on Asian Americans. I employ a social determinants of health framework to implement and evaluate evidence-based strategies in community settings, focusing on cultural relevance and impact and finding more effective channels through which to translate research into practice.



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180 Madison Ave

Eighth Floor, Room 815

New York, NY 10016

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Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

MPH from Yale University

DrPH from Columbia University

Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, W.K. Kellogg Community Health Scholars Program

Tan, Cynthia; Wyatt, Laura C; Kranick, Julie A; Kwon, Simona C; Oyebode, Oyinlola

Journal of racial & ethnic health disparities. 2018 Dec 28; 5(6):1354-1364

Tse, Stephanie C; Wyatt, Laura C; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Kwon, Simona C

Preventing chronic disease. 2018 Dec 13; 15:E159-E159

Shin, Dayeon; Kwon, Simona C; Kim, Mi Hye; Lee, Kyung Won; Choi, Soe Yeon; Shivappa, Nitin; Hébert, James R; Chung, Hae-Kyung

Nutrition. 2018 Nov 01; 55-56:56-62

Kum, Susan S; Patel, Shilpa; Garcia, Mary Joy; Kim, Sara S; Kavathe, Rucha; Choy, Catherine; Taher, M D; Yi, Stella S; Islam, Nadia; Kwon, Simona C

Preventing chronic disease. 2018 Sep 13; 15:E112-E112

Kwon, Simona C; Tandon, Shiv Darius; Islam, Nadia; Riley, Lindsey; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau

Translational behavioral medicine. 2018 Sep 08; 8(5):683-691

Beasley, Jeannette M; Yi, Stella S; Ahn, Jiyoung; Kwon, Simona C; Wylie-Rosett, Judith

Journal of immigrant & minority health. 2018 Aug 10;

Huang, Keng-Yen; Kwon, Simona C; Cheng, Sabrina; Kamboukos, Dimitra; Shelley, Donna; Brotman, Laurie M; Kaplan, Sue A; Olugbenga, Ogedegbe; Hoagwood, Kimberly

Frontiers in public health. 2018 Jul 11; 6:190-190

Kwon, Simona C; Han, Benjamin H; Kranick, Julie A; Wyatt, Laura C; Blaum, Caroline S; Yi, Stella S; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau

Journal of racial & ethnic health disparities. 2018 Apr 16; 5(2):271-278