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Soowon Kim, PhD, has been with Stanford since 2005. Her primary role is to evaluate the health promotion efforts of BeWell. In her role as a wellness coach, Soowon believes in the transformation of her participants and walks alongside them in their wellness journey to their new identity.
Soowon’s professional training focused on the examination of the role of nutrition in health and disease and the development and evaluation of interventions for achieving and maintaining healthy eating patterns. She approaches health and wellness from the multiple pathways through which biological, behavioral and contextual contributors affect individuals and the population. She is also committed to improving the health and well-being of every individual, including those who are underserved. Prior to working at Stanford, Soowon was a postdoctoral fellow at UCSF through the W.K. Kellogg Scholars in Health Disparities Program, where she focused on issues of health disparities and social determinants of health. She was also a visiting scholar at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. Soowon has a doctorate degree in nutrition epidemiology from the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Any aspect of food — growing, cooking, teaching, serving and eating food — brings joy and gratitude for Soowon.