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Jin Kim-Mozeleski

Assistant Professor, Health Promotion and Policy

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School of Public Health and Health Sciences

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Tobacco-related health disparities; socioeconomic disparities in tobacco use and cessation; food access and food insecurity; CBPR; psychological distress; Asian American physical and mental health.

Jin Kim-Mozeleski, Assistant Professor of Community Health Education. Jin earned her PhD at the University of California, Davis. Most recently, she served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research program examines socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in tobacco use and smoking cessation. She is particularly interested in the intersection of food insecurity and smoking, as well as promoting smoking cessation in populations who disproportionately face tobacco-related health problems. Her work draws on a range of social and behavioral science research methodologies (including mixed methods), towards conducting community-based research with implications for policy. A separate area of research examines disparities in mental health treatment access and outcomes for racial/ethnic minorities. She is the Principal Investigator of a National Institute on Drug Abuse funded career development award (K01), Promoting Smoking Cessation among Individuals with Food Insecurity. This research draws on previous work indicating that food insecurity is independently associated with higher smoking prevalence, and that higher smoking prevalence among socioeconomically disadvantaged groups is partly due to the disparity in successful quit attempts.

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