Kim Nguyen, ScD

Research Scientist

I am a research scientist focused on noncommunicable diseases and their modifiable behavioral factors, and am passionate about health equity. After I received my doctorate in social epidemiology with an emphasis on community-based interventions at the Harvard School of Public Health, I joined the UCSF community as a postdoc with Dr. Rena Pasick at the Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center, and have conducted qualitative and epidemiological studies on disparities in health among underserved Asian and immigrant populations.

More recently, I was at Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies where I helped launched the UCSF Food Industry Documents Archive, applied qualitative research methodology to understand influence of corporate determinants on children and racial/minorities’ diet and nutrition, and explored the use of emerging technologies and big data science techniques to advance the methodology of industry documents research.

I also love exploring California and being outdoors, especially with my family, and am an avid surfer.