Daniel Kim

Associate Professor
  • Department of Health Sciences

Office: 316 RB
Email: dkim at neu dot edu

Daniel Kim, M.D., Dr.P.H., is Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Social Epidemiology in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. His research focuses on the social and economic determinants of population health. He is Principal Investigator of a project estimating the effects of neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics on coronary heart disease incidence and mortality. This project is 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 contextual 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. He 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.



M.D. and residency in public health and preventive medicine, University of Toronto; Dr.P.H. in social epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health; M.P.H. in quantitative methods, Harvard School of Public Health; M.Sc. in epidemiology, University of Toronto


Selected Publications:

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Kim D, Saada A. The social determinants of infant mortality and birth outcomes in western developed nations: a cross-country systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health 2013;10;2296-2335. (In Special Issue on the Social and Economic Determinants of Health)

Kim D, Baum CF, Ganz M, Subramanian SV, Kawachi I. The contextual effects of social capital on health: a cross-national instrumental variable analysis. Social Science & Medicine 2011;73:1689-97.

Kim D, Diez Roux AV, Kiefe CI, Kawachi I, Liu K. Do neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation and low social cohesion predict coronary calcification? The CARDIA Study. American Journal of Epidemiology 2010;172:288-98.

Kim D, Masyn KE, Kawachi I, Laden F, Colditz GA. Neighborhood socioeconomic status and behavioral pathways to risks of colon and rectal cancer in women. Cancer 2010;116:4187-96.

Kim D. Blues from the neighborhood? Neighborhood characteristics and depression. Epidemiologic Reviews 2008;30:101-17.

Kim D, Kawachi I, Vander Hoorn S, Ezzati M. Is inequality at the heart of it? Cross-national associations of income inequality with cardiovascular diseases and risk factors. Social Science & Medicine 2008;66:1717-32.

Kim D, Kawachi I. Food taxation and pricing strategies to 'thin' out the obesity epidemic. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2006;30:430-7.



Kawachi I, Subramanian SV, Kim D (Eds), Social Capital and Health, Springer, 2007.


Selected Honors & Awards:

  • Pathway to Independence Award, National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
  • Finalist, Jeremiah & Rose Stamler Research Award, American Heart Association
  • Young Investigator Award, International Epidemiological Association


Selected Initiatives:

  • Founder, International Social Epidemiological Society