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Daniel Kim

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Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Social Epidemiology

College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Daniel Kim’s research broadly encompasses the social and economic determinants of population health. Professor Kim currently serves as Principal Investigator of a R01 grant on the social determinants of cardiovascular diseases, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health. He previously served as Principal Investigator of a project estimating the effects of neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics on coronary heart disease incidence and mortality. This project was funded by a career development Pathway to Independence Award through NHLBI. Professor Kim has published a number of studies on the area-level effects of socioeconomic factors and other social determinants on health, and co-edited the textbook Social Capital and Health (Springer Press, 2008) with Ichiro Kawachi and S.V. Subramanian (Harvard School of Public Health). He is author of a book on applications of modeling and simulation methods to public health and social epidemiology, funded by the National Library of Medicine and to be published by Wiley & Sons. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, books, and chapters.

From 2012 to 2014, Professor Kim chaired the Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Special Emphasis Panel at the National Institutes of Health. He is founder of the International Social Epidemiology Society (I-SES). Professor Kim also presently serves on the editorial boards of the international journals Social Science & Medicine – Population Health and the Journal on Policy and Complex Systems, and has peer reviewed for more than 50 international journals.

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