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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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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

Park, Chorong; Larsen, Britta; Kwon, Simona; Xia, Yuhe; Dickson, Victoria V; Kim, Soonsik S; Garcia-Dia, Mary Joy; Reynolds, Harmony R; Spruill, Tanya M

Journal of immigrant & minority health. 2022 Aug; 24(4):1005-1012

Azhar, Sameena; Wyatt, Laura C; Jokhakar, Vaidehi; Patel, Shilpa; Raveis, Victoria H; Kwon, Simona C; Islam, Nadia S

Clinical breast cancer. 2022 Jun; 22(4):e586-e596

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. 2022 May 19;

Robbins, Rebecca; Chong, Stella; Liang, Alice; Chanko, Nicholas; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Kwon, Simona

Journal of cross-cultural gerontology. 2022 May 17;

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. 2022 Apr 26;

Russo, Rienna G; Ali, Shahmir H; Mezzacca, Tamar Adjoian; Radee, Ashley; Chong, Stella; Kranick, Julie; Tsui, Felice; Foster, Victoria; Kwon, Simona C; Yi, Stella S

BMC public health. 2022 Apr 18; 22(1):778

Lawrence, Katharine; Chong, Stella; Krelle, Holly; Roberts, Timothy; Thorpe, Lorna; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Yi, Stella; Kwon, Simona

JMIR human factors. 2022 Apr 01; 9(2):e27924

Saw, Anne; Yi, Stella S; Ðoàn, Lan N; Tsoh, Janice Y; Yellow Horse, Aggie J; Kwon, Simona C; Samoa, Raynald; Aitaoto, Nia; Takeuchi, David T

EClinicalMedicine. 2022 Mar; 45:101313