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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.



Academic office

180 Madison Ave

Eighth Floor, Room 815

New York, NY 10016

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MPH from Yale University

DrPH from Columbia University

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

Gore, Radhika; Patel, Shilpa; Choy, Catherine; Taher, Md; Garcia-Dia, Mary Joy; Singh, Hardayal; Kim, Sara; Mohaimin, Sadia; Dhar, Ritu; Naeem, Areeg; Kwon, Simona C; Islam, Nadia

Translational behavioral medicine. 2020 Dec 31; 10(6):1525-1537

Ali, Shahmir H; Yi, Stella S; Wyatt, Laura C; Misra, Supriya; Kwon, Simona C; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Islam, Nadia S

Preventive medicine (1972). 2020 Dec; 141:106298

Russo, Rienna G; Peters, Brandilyn A; Salcedo, Vanessa; Wang, Vivian Hc; Kwon, Simona C; Wu, Bei; Yi, Stella

Preventing chronic disease. 2020 Nov 05; 17:E139

Lim, Sahnah; Chong, Stella; Min, Deborah; Mohaimin, Sadia; Roberts, Timothy; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Kwon, Simona C

Journal of applied gerontology. 2020 Oct 26; 733464820967594

Ng, Sandy; Xia, Yuhe; Glenn, Matthew; Nagpal, Neha; Lin, Kevin; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Troxel, Andrea B; Kwon, Simona C; Liang, Peter S

Digestive diseases & sciences. 2020 Oct 16;

Phillips, Serena; Wyatt, Laura C; Turner, Monique M; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Kwon, Simona C

Patient education & counseling. 2020 Oct 06;

Langford, Aisha; Sherman, Scott; Thornton, Rachel; Nightingale, Kira; Kwon, Simona; Chavis-Keeling, Deborah; Link, Nathan; Cronstein, Bruce; Hochman, Judith; Trachtman, Howard

JMIR public health & surveillance. 2020 Aug 24; 6(3):e12813

Park, Chorong; Spruill, Tanya M; Butler, Mark J; Kwon, Simona C; Redeker, Nancy S; Gharzeddine, Rida; Whittemore, Robin

Journal of immigrant & minority health. 2020 Aug; 22(4):736-745