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

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

Journal of racial & ethnic health disparities. 2018 Dec 30; 5(6):1354-1364

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 17; 5(2):271-278

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

Nutrition. 2018 Mar 27; 55-56:56-62

Kwon, Simona C; Kranick, Julie A; Bougrab, Nassira; Pan, Janet; Williams, Renee; Perez-Perez, Guillermo Ignacio; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau

Journal of cancer education. 2018 Feb 19;

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