Daniel Kim, M.D., Dr.P.H., is Associate Professor in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. His 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 currently co-authoring a book with Ross Hammond (Brookings Institution) 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 80 peer-reviewed publications, books, and chapters.
Professor Kim earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto, and his doctorate in public health (majoring in social epidemiology) from the Harvard School of Public Health. He holds a Visiting Scientist appointment in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, and is a Faculty Affiliate with both the Network Science PhD Program and the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. From 2012 to 2014, he 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.
Research Interests: Social Epidemiology, Social and Economic Determinants of Health, Social Policy
Selected Honors & Awards:
- AcademicKeys Who’s Who in Health Sciences Higher Education
- Chair, Special Emphasis Panel, Systems Science & Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, National Institutes of Health
- Pathway to Independence Award, National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
- National Finalist, Jeremiah & Rose Stamler Research Award for New Investigators, American Heart Association
- Young Investigator Award, International Epidemiological Association
- Founder, International Social Epidemiology Society (I-SES)
Selected Recent Grants as Principal Investigator:
- R01 grant, “Comparative Assessment of Modifying Social Determinants to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Burden and Disparities”, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health
- G13 grant, “New Horizons in Modeling and Simulation for Social Epidemiology and Public Health”, National Library of Medicine, U.S. National Institutes of Health
Selected Recent Publications as First Author:
- Kim D, Glazier RH, Zagorski B, Kawachi I, Oreopoulos P. Neighborhood socioeconomic position and risks of major chronic diseases and all-cause mortality: a quasi-experimental study. BMJ Open, In press.
- Kim D. Projected impacts of federal tax policy proposals on mortality burden in the United States: A microsimulation analysis. Preventive Medicine 2017 Oct 21. pii: S0091-7435(17)30378-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.10.021.
- Kim D. Paid sick leave and risks of all-cause and cause-specific mortality among adult workers in the United States. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health 2017;14(10):1247. (In the Special Issue on the Social Determinants of Health Inequities and Prevention)
- Kim D. The associations between US state and local social spending, income inequality, and individual all-cause and cause-specific mortality: The National Longitudinal Mortality Study. Preventive Medicine 2016;84:62-68.
- Kim D, Griffin BA, Kabeto M, Escarce J, Langa K, Shih RA. Lagged associations of metropolitan statistical area- and state-level income inequality with cognitive function: The Health and Retirement Study. PLoS One 2016;11(6):e0157327.