INSTITUTE FOR LIBERAL ARTS & INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
B.S. University of California, Berkeley
M.S. Tufts University
Kimberly Dong is a registered dietitian interested in nutrition intake and health impacts on individuals and at the community level.
In addition to working at Emerson, Kim works as a Project Manager/Research Dietitian at the Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine on NIH funded research projects related to the nutrition and metabolic issues in vulnerable populations, such as people with HIV/AIDS, use drugs and/or alcohol, and incarcerated individuals. Kim is also a doctoral student in public health at Tufts University and a Criminal Justice Research Training Fellow at Brown University. Some of her primary research interests include social justice and reducing health disparities, improving dietary quality and food security, and the impact of education on recidivism.
The research projects that she is involved with include study participants in the Greater Boston Area, Providence, Baltimore, India, Vietnam, and Namibia. She has co-authored several nutrition articles in professional books and journals and presented at national and international annual professional meetings.
Kim also spends time volunteering to teach nutrition seminars at a local prison and with the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Dietetic Association as Past President.