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Loan Pham Kim

Assistant Professor

Division: Natural Science Division
Office: Rockwell Academic Center (RAC) 109
Phone: (310)506-6369

  • Ph.D., Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, 2011
  • R.D., Dietetic Internship, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, 1997
  • M.S., Nutritional Science, San Jose State University, 1996
  • B.S., Clinical Dietetics, University of California, Berkeley, 1994
  • Community Nutrition
  • Research Methods and Statistics
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Dean's Outstanding Student Award, UCLA, 2011
  • American Heart Association Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship, 2009-2011
  • American Public Health Association
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • American Society for Nutrition
Academic Interests:
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Health disparities among low-income immigrant communities
  • Influence of perception and acculturation on dietary behaviors
Selected Works:
  • Chaparro, M.P., Langellier, B., Kim, L.P., & Whaley, S. E. (2011). Predictors of accurate maternal perception of their preschool child's weight status among Hispanic WIC participants. Obesity. Published on-line (doi:10.1038/oby.2011.105).
  • Kim, L.P., G.G. Harrison, and M. Kagawa-Singer (2007). Perceptions of diet and physical activity among California Hmong adults and youths. Prev Chronic Dis, 4(4): p. A93.
  • Harrison, G., Kagawa-Singer, M., Foerster, S., Lee, H., Kim, L.P., Nguyen, T., Fernandez-Ami, A., Quinn, V., Bal, D. (2005). Seizing the Moment: California's opportunity to prevent nutrition-related health disparities in low-income Asian-American populations. Cancer, 104(12 Suppl): 2962-8.
  • Ikeda, J., Pham, L., Nguyen, K. (2002). Culturally relevant nutrition education improves dietary quality among WIC-eligible Vietnamese immigrants. J Nutr Educ and Behav, 34: 151-158.