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Simona C. Kwon

Simona C. Kwon, DrPH, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

Summary

I am an associate professor in the Department of Population Health, Director of the Section for Health Equity, and Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Department of Population Health.

I am a social and behavioral 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/ethnic and minoritized 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.

Phone

646-501-3479

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

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

Journal of clinical gastroenterology. 2024 Mar 01; 58(3):259-270

Chebli, Perla; Đoàn, Lan N; Thompson, Rachel L; Chin, Matthew; Sabounchi, Nasim; Foster, Victoria; Huang, Terry T K; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Kwon, Simona C; Yi, Stella S

Cancer causes & control. ccc. 2024 Feb 01;

Park, Chorong; Larsen, Britta; Kwon, Simona C; Xia, Yuhe; LaNoue, Marianna; Dickson, Victoria V; Reynolds, Harmony R; Spruill, Tanya M

PLoS one. 2024 Jan; 19(1):e0297042

Chin, Matthew K; Ðoàn, Lan N; Russo, Rienna G; Roberts, Timothy; Persaud, Sonia; Huang, Emily; Fu, Lauren; Kui, Kiran Y; Kwon, Simona C; Yi, Stella S

Epidemiologic reviews. 2023 Dec 20; 45(1):127-139

Chebli, Perla; Đoàn, Lan N; Thompson, Rachel L; Chin, Matthew; Sabounchi, Nasim; Foster, Victoria; Huang, Terry T K; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Kwon, Simona C; Yi, Stella S

Cancer causes & control. ccc. 2023 Dec; 34(12):1043-1058

Kader, Farah; Ðoàn, Lan N; Chin, Matthew K; Scherer, Maya; Cárdenas, Luisa; Feng, Lloyd; Leung, Vanessa; Gundanna, Anita; Lee, Matthew; Russo, Rienna; Ogedegbe, Olugbenga G; John, Iyanrick; Cho, Ilseung; Kwon, Simona C; Yi, Stella S

Preventing chronic disease. 2023 Oct 12; 20:E90