Jeeyon Janet Kim, MSPH
Friedman School, Tufts University
Mentor Dr. Masters
Jeeyon Janet Kim is a PhD candidate at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy's Food Policy and Applied Nutrition program. Since joining the program in 2013, Janet has worked with Dr. Daniel Maxwell at the Feinstein International Center on various projects relating to resilience, social capital, and humanitarian response issues in Somalia. For her dissertation project, Janet plans to shift her focus to far west Nepal and explore the effects of migration on individual- and household-level welfare.
In 2012, Janet received her Master of Science in Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in international health where she specialized in qualitative research methods and behavioral interventions. Following graduation, she helped to oversee the monitoring and evaluation efforts of a multi-site initiative to engage people living with HIV/AIDS in care. Previously, Janet has worked to provide ethical consult to the grantees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Health Initiative. She has also acted as an in-country research coordinator for USAID-funded HIV prevention projects, providing technical and research oversight in Botswana. As well, in her capacity as a visiting research fellow at the Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters, she examined the early famine warning system and humanitarian response during the 2011 crisis in the Horn of Africa.