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Implementation Science: Participatory Approach to Hypertension Care

March 5, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“Applying a Participatory Implementation Research Approach to Hypertension Prevention for Asian American Communities in Faith-based Settings”

Presenter: Simona C. Kwon, DrPH, MPH, associate professor in the Departments of Population Health and Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine at NYU Langone                                             

Simona C. Kwon, DrPH, MPH is an associate professor in the Departments of Population Health and Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine at NYU Langone. Dr. Kwon is the director and multi-PI of the NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities-funded Center of Excellence, the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health. Dr. Kwon also serves as the community engagement and dissemination lead for the CDC-funded NYU BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence on Early Detection of Dementia. She is a socio-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. She works in collaboration with multisector coalitions made up of local and national community-based organizations, governmental agencies, service delivery organizations, and researchers from discrete disciplines. Dr. Kwon’s 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. She employs 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.

This event is hosted by the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Implementation Science Initiative

Event Contact Information:
Dora Ventura
irvinginst_implement@cumc.columbia.edu