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.
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
Journal of racial & ethnic health disparities. 2018 Apr 17; 5(2):271-278
Journal of racial & ethnic health disparities. 2018 Mar 26;
Journal of cancer education. 2018 Feb 19;
International quarterly of community health education. 2017 Oct; 38(1):57-64
Translational behavioral medicine. 2017 Sep; 7(3):444-466
Journal of medical Internet research. 2017 Aug 24; 19(8):e296-e296e296
Ethnicity & disease. 2017 Summer; 27(3):241-248
Public health nutrition. 2017 Jun 7; 20(12):2208-2214