Daniel Kim

Associate Professor
  • Department of Health Sciences

Office: 316 RB
Email: d.kim@northeastern.edu

Daniel Kim, M.D., Dr.P.H., is Associate Professor in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. His research focuses broadly on the social and economic determinants of population 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 the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Professor Kim has published a number of studies on the area-level effects of socioeconomic factors 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.

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 Sciences and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Special Emphasis Panel at the National Institutes of Health. In 2015, he founded 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.


Research Interests:  Social Epidemiology, Social and Economic Determinants of Health


Selected Honors & Awards:

  • 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


Selected Initiatives:

  • Founder, International Social Epidemiology Society (I-SES)