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Loan Pham Kim Faculty Profile

Loan Pham Kim

Associate Professor
Natural Science Division, Seaver College
RAC 120


  • PhD, Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, 2011
  • RD, Dietetic Internship, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, 1997
  • MS, Nutritional Science, San Jose State University, 1996
  • BS, Clinical Dietetics, University of California, Berkeley, 1994
  • Kim, L.P., Koleilat, M., Whaley, S.E. A qualitative study to examine perceptions and barriers to appropriate gestational weight gain among participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. J Pregnancy, 2016. Article ID 4569742,DOI:10.1155/2016/4569742.
  • Min, J.E., Green, D.B., Kim, L. P. Calories and sugars in boba milk tea: implications for obesity risk in Asian Pacific Islanders. Food Sci Nutr, 2016. 4(2): 1-8. DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.362.
  • Kim, L.P., Whaley, S., Gradziel, P., Crocker, N., Ritchie, L., Harrison, G. Mothers prefer fresh fruits and vegetables over jarred baby fruits and vegetables in the new special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children food package. J Nutr Educ Behav, 2013. 45:723-727.
  • Chaparro, M.P., Langellier, B.A., Kim, L.P., Whaley, S.E. Predictors of accurate maternal perception of their preschool child's weight status among Hispanic WIC participants. Obesity, 2011. 19(10): 2026-30. DOI:10.1038/oby.2011.105
  • Kim, L.P., G.G. Harrison, and M. Kagawa-Singer. Perceptions of diet and physical activity among California Hmong adults and youths. Prev Chronic Dis, 2007. 4(4): A93.
  • Harrison, G., Kagawa-Singer, M., Foerster, S., Lee, H., Kim, L.P., Nguyen, T., Fernandez-Ami, A., Quinn, V., Bal, D. Seizing the Moment: California's opportunity to prevent nutrition-related health disparities in low-income Asian-American populations. Cancer, 2005. 104(12 Suppl): 2962-8.
  • Ikeda, J., Pham, L., Nguyen, K. Culturally relevant nutrition education improves dietary quality among WIC-eligible Vietnamese immigrants. J Nutr Educ Behav, 2002. 34: 151-158.
  • 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


  • Childhood Obesity
  • Health disparities among low-income immigrant communities
  • Influence of perception and acculturation on dietary behaviors


  • Community Nutrition
  • Research Methods and Statistics