The Friedman School pursues cutting-edge research and education from cell to society, including in molecular nutrition, human metabolism, population studies, clinical trials, nutrition interventions and behavior change, communication, food systems and sustainability, global food insecurity, humanitarian crises, and food economics and policy.
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at the School of Medicine
Associate Director, Online MPH Program, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at the School of Medicine
Kimberly Dong’s research focuses on healthcare access, food insecurity, and dietary quality as determinants of health, particularly with people with HIV and individuals involved with the criminal legal system. Current projects explore health disparities, healthcare access, and causes and consequences of food insecurity in adults on probation; evaluating the transition of healthcare for people with HIV from jail to the community; and understanding willingness to take PrEP for HIV prevention among adults incarcerated in jail.
B.S., Nutritional Science, University of California, Berkeley
M.S., Nutrition, Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Dietetic Internship, Frances Stern Nutrition Center, Tufts Medical Center