Jin Kim-Mozeleski, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
School of Medicine
Assistant Professor
Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods
School of Medicine
Population and Cancer Prevention Program
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Teaching Information

Courses Taught

MPHP 411, Introduction to Health Behavior

Research Information

Research Interests

Dr. Kim-Mozeleski is a social and behavioral scientist devoted to research on advancing health equity through an array of social epidemiological and community-based research methods. A primary line of research involves the study of tobacco-related health disparities in populations with socioeconomic disadvantage. In this area of research, she has been a pioneer in the study of the intersection amongst smoking, mental health, and food insecurity. She has received well over $1 million in funding as Principal Investigator, on federal and institutional grants and contracts to support her research program related to tobacco- and food access-related health disparities. A secondary line of research involves health disparities affecting Asian American populations, including mental health treatment use and outcomes and the testing of culturally tailored smoking cessation interventions for immigrant populations. Dr. Kim-Mozeleski holds a PhD in social and health psychology, with NIH-funded postdoctoral training in tobacco control and substance use treatment. Prior to joining the faculty at Case Western Reserve University in 2020, she held a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences from 2017-2019. She is a bilingual and bicultural 1.5-generation Korean American immigrant who grew up in the U.S. territory of Guam. 

Awards and Honors

Mary Hellerstein Junior Faculty Professional Development Award
Women Faculty of the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
Outstanding Abstract Award
Society of Behavioral Medicine, Population Health Sciences Special Interest Group
Travel Scholarship Award
Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Health Equity Network (previously known as Health Disparities Network)
NIH Health Disparities Loan Repayment Awards
National Institutes of Health
Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
Rho Chapter
Grand Rounds Trainee Research Award
Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco
First Place Winner, Postdoc Slam Contest
Office of Postdoctoral Scholars, University of California San Francisco
Director’s Travel Award
NIH/ National Institute on Drug Abuse
Journal Editorial Fellowship
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
Dissertation Research Award
Asian American Psychological Association

Professional Memberships

Society of Behavioral Medicine
Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Health Promotion Practice, Associate Editor
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, Editorial Board Member


Bachelor of Arts
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Master of Arts
University of California, Davis
Social Psychology
University of California, Davis
Postdoctoral Fellow
Substance Use
University of California, San Francisco