Simona C. Kwon, DrPH, MPH

Simona C. Kwon, DrPH, MPH is an assistant professor in the Department of General Internal Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine with a joint appointment in the NYU Master of Public Health Program, and director of the B Free CEED: National Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Hepatitis B Disparities. Working collaboratively with a coalition of local, national, and community-based organizations, the goal of this Center is the elimination of hepatitis B health disparities among Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities through the development, evaluation and dissemination of multi-level, evidence-based best practices and activities. Dr. Kwon applies a community-based participatory research approach in conducting epidemiological, intervention, and evaluation research projects in racial and ethnic minority populations. The past few years she has been engaged in using a social marketing framework to develop and implement a public health campaign to deliver culturally appropriate and relevant messaging using evidence-based communication strategies. Dr. Kwon is also an associate investigator of the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health and the NYU Health Promotion and Prevention Research Center. She earned her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology at Yale University, her doctorate in the Division of Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, and completed the two-year W.K. Kellogg Community Scholars Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Health Behavior & Society. 

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