Simona C. Kwon

Simona C. Kwon, DrPH, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health


Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Population Health and Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine and holds an appointment in the NYU College of Global Public Health. Dr. Kwon is a social epidemiologist whose experience spans, among other things, community-based participatory research, mixed methods approaches, the implementation of evidence-based strategies, and working in multidisciplinary teams to address community-level health disparities.

Her research examines the social and cultural contextual factors that influence health and health outcomes among racial and ethnic communities with a particular focus on Asian Americans. Using a social determinants of health framework, Dr. Kwon engages in the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based strategies in community settings with a focus on assessing cultural relevancy and impact, and identifying innovative channels to disseminate and translate findings and outcomes for priority end-users. She works collaboratively and in partnership with multi-sector coalitions made up of local and national community-based organizations, governmental agencies, service delivery organizations and multi-disciplinary researchers to address community-level health disparities.




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Assistant 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

Kwon, Simona C; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Wauchope, Karen; Islam, Nadia S; Fifield, Judith; Kidd Arlotta, Patricia; Han, Hee Won; Ng, Eliza

International quarterly of community health education. 2017 Oct; 38(1):57-64

Kwon, S C; Patel, S; Choy, C; Zanowiak, J; Rideout, C; Yi, S; Wyatt, L; Taher, M D; Garcia-Dia, M J; Kim, S S; Denholm, T K; Kavathe, R; Islam, N S

Translational behavioral medicine. 2017 Sep; 7(3):444-466

Uy, Catherine; Lopez, Jennifer; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Kwon, Simona C; Sherman, Scott E; Liang, Peter S

Journal of medical Internet research. 2017 Aug 24; 19(8):e296-e296e296

Firestone, Melanie J; Beasley, Jeannette M; Kwon, Simona C; Ahn, Jiyoung; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Yi, Stella S

Ethnicity & disease. 2017 Summer; 27(3):241-248

Bragg, Marie A; Pageot, Yrvane K; Hernandez-Villarreal, Olivia; Kaplan, Sue A; Kwon, Simona C

Public health nutrition. 2017 Jun 7; 20(12):2208-2214

Kwon, Simona C; Wyatt, Laura C; Li, Shijian; Islam, Nadia S; Yi, Stella S; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau

Preventing chronic disease. 2017 May 11; 14:E38-E38E38

Jung, Molly; Kwon, Simona C; Edens, Neile; Northridge, Mary E; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Yi, Stella S

American journal of public health. AJPH. 2017 May; 107(S1):S94-S96

Asian American older adults and social isolation: A systematic literature review [Meeting Abstract]

Mo, C; Kwon, S; Blaum, C S

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2017 May; Conference:(2017):S221