Jin E. Kim-Mozeleski

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Jin Kim
Assistant Professor
310 Arnold House



B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2007; M.A., University of California Davis, 2011; Ph.D., University of California Davis, 2014; Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California San Francisco, 2017

Area(s) of Specialization: 

health disparities; tobacco use and smoking cessation; food insecurity; mental health; race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status

Research Description: 

My research program aims to contribute to knowledge that promotes health equity among underserved populations and communities of color. My current work examines a key aspect of socioeconomic stress as it relates to disparities in tobacco use and dependence—the experience of hunger and food insecurity. The focus on the intersection of tobacco use and food insecurity is more broadly motivated by understanding the interplay of psychological, social, and environmental influences on health behaviors. I am Principal Investigator of a NIH/NIDA-funded grant to develop and implement tailored outreach for evidence-based smoking cessation resources in community settings. My work ranges from epidemiological studies to community-based research, and draws on quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate health disparities-related research questions that are hypothesis-driven and discovery-oriented.

Publication List: 

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Key Publications: 

Kim-Mozeleski JE, Tsoh JY. Food insecurity and psychological distress among former and current smokers with low income. In press, American Journal of Health Promotion. http://doi.org/10.1177/0890117118784233

Kim-Mozeleski JE, Tsoh JY, Ramirez-Forcier J, Andrews B, Weiser SD, & Carrico AW. Smoking predicts food insecurity severity among persons living with HIV. In press, AIDS and Behavior. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-018-2069-6

Kim JE, Flentje A, Tsoh JY, Riley ED. Cigarette smoking among women who are homeless or unstably housed: Examining the role of food insecurity. Journal of Urban Health. 2017;94(4),514-524. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11524-017-0166-x

Kim JE, Tsoh JY. Cigarette smoking among socioeconomically disadvantaged young adults in association with food insecurity and other factors. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2016;13,150458. http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd13.15048

Kim JE, Zane N. Help-Seeking intentions among Asian American and White American students in psychological distress: Application of the Health Belief Model. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. 2016;22(3), 311-321. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000056