Kim Wu is a dedicated community health professional from New York City. Kim has over 10 years of experience in education, community centered health programs management, grassroots development, social justice, and capacity building to foster cross-sector collaboration in projects of health promotion, sexual health education, and mental health. After completing her Master of Public Health from University of California, Berkeley in 2018, she has channeled her interest in public health and education to work on a national project with the Centers for Disease Control’s Division of Adolescent and School Based Health, supporting major school districts across the country in their efforts to develop safe and inclusive school environments to promote adolescent well-being and health.
Kim was drawn to New Orleans and to Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine because of the opportunity to learn about the impact of built environments, culture, and the need to address historical injustices in public health. She currently works as a research assistant on the Healthy Neighborhoods Project to understand factors that affect community health.
Kim’s research interest includes exploring innovative methodologies that value community participation and centers the voices of those historically marginalized. She has a specialized interest in the role of culture and local knowledge, and how partnerships can be developed to value and respect the experiences at the local level. With her degree, Kim hopes to pursue teaching and opportunities to promote systems level change by advancing the role of community health workers, health education, and local networks of practitioners involved in the landscape of health promotion. Kim is also a trained post-partum doula and enjoys craft projects and speculative tales of imaginative possibilities.