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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 Department of Population Health, Director of the Section for Health Equity, and Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Department of Population Health.

I am a social and behavioral 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/ethnic and minoritized 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.



Academic office

180 Madison Ave

Eighth Floor, Room 815

New York, NY 10016

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Director, Section for Health Equity, Department of Population Health

Vice Chair, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, 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

Chebli, Perla; Đoàn, Lan N; Thompson, Rachel L; Chin, Matthew; Sabounchi, Nasim; Foster, Victoria; Huang, Terry T K; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Kwon, Simona C; Yi, Stella S

Cancer causes & control. ccc. 2023 Dec; 34(12):1043-1058

Kader, Farah; Ðoàn, Lan N; Chin, Matthew K; Scherer, Maya; Cárdenas, Luisa; Feng, Lloyd; Leung, Vanessa; Gundanna, Anita; Lee, Matthew; Russo, Rienna; Ogedegbe, Olugbenga G; John, Iyanrick; Cho, Ilseung; Kwon, Simona C; Yi, Stella S

Preventing chronic disease. 2023 Oct 12; 20:E90

Godbole, Nisha; Kwon, Simona C; Beasley, Jeannette M; Roberts, Timothy; Kranick, Julie; Smilowitz, Jessica; Park, Agnes; Sherman, Scott E; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Chodosh, Joshua

Gerontologist. 2023 Jul 18; 63(6):1067-1077

Chin, Matthew K; Ðoàn, Lan N; Russo, Rienna G; Roberts, Timothy; Persaud, Sonia; Huang, Emily; Fu, Lauren; Kui, Kiran Y; Kwon, Simona C; Yi, Stella S

Epidemiologic reviews. 2023 Apr 12;

Wyatt, Laura C; Chebli, Perla; Patel, Shilpa; Alam, Gulnahar; Naeem, Areeg; Maxwell, Annette E; Raveis, Victoria H; Ravenell, Joseph; Kwon, Simona C; Islam, Nadia S

Journal of cancer education. 2023 Apr; 38(2):682-690

Wyatt, Laura C; Katigbak, Carina; Riley, Lindsey; Zanowiak, Jennifer M; Ursua, Rhodora; Kwon, Simona C; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Islam, Nadia S

Journal of immigrant & minority health. 2023 Apr; 25(2):291-305

Chebli, Perla; Adsul, Prajakta; Kranick, Julie; Rohweder, Catherine L; Risendal, Betsy C; Bilenduke, Emily; Williams, Rebecca; Wheeler, Stephanie; Kwon, Simona C; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau

Cancer causes & control. ccc. 2023 Apr; 34(4):371-387

Onakomaiya, Deborah; Pan, Janet; Roberts, Timothy; Tan, Holly; Nadkarni, Smiti; Godina, Marina; Park, Jo; Fraser, Marilyn; Kwon, Simona C.; Schoenthaler, Antoinette; Islam, Nadia

Journal of clinical & translational science. 2023 Mar 31; 7(<prism:issueIdentifier>1):?-?