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Faculty Member

Kazumi Tsuchiya PhD, MPH

Email Address(es)
kazumi.tsuchiya(at)utoronto.ca
Division(s)/Institute(s)
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Position
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Contract

Kazumi Tsuchiya is a population health researcher who uses mixed methods to examine health inequities. She obtained her MPH and PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health and post-doctoral training in population health from the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Population Center. She has also conducted evaluation on a multi-site community partnerships project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which focused on systems and policy changes to increase access to healthy foods and places for physical activity for marginalized communities across the US.

Research Interests

Her research program focuses on social determinants of health including understanding mechanisms of stress among racial and ethnic and immigrant minority populations across the life course. She is also interested in how legal and citizenship status contributes to marginalization, social exclusion, and health disparities among immigrants. Currently, some of her projects include examining loneliness and social isolation, as well as biosocial mechanisms between legal and citizenship status and health among racial and immigrant minority adults in the US.

Representative Publications

Levesque, C., DeWaard, J., Chan, L., McKenzie, M. G., Tsuchiya, K., Toles, O., Lange, A., Horner, K., Ryu, K., & Boyle, E. H. (2022). Crimmigrating Narratives: Examining Third-Party Observations of US Detained Immigration Court. Law & Social Inquiry, 1-30.

Tsuchiya, K., Toles, O., Levesque, C., Horner, K., Ryu, E., Chan, L., & DeWaard, J. (2021). Perceived structural vulnerability among detained noncitizen immigrants in Minnesota. PLoS ONE, 16(6): e0252232.

Tsuchiya, K., & Demmer, R. (2021). Citizenship status and prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed hypertension and diabetes mellitus among adults in the U.S., 2011-2016. Diabetes Care, 44, e38-e39.

Tsuchiya, K., Lee, D. B., Qian, Y., Caldwell, C. H., & Mincy, R. (2020). Risk and protective family factors during childhood on youth violence among African American males: the role of mothers and nonresident fathers. Journal of Community Psychology, 48, 1543-1563.

Tsuchiya, K., Leung, C. W., Jones, A. D., & Caldwell, C. H. (2020). Multiple financial stressors and serious psychological distress among adults in the USA. International Journal of Public Health, 65, 335-344.

Caldwell, C. H., Tsuchiya, K., Assari, S., & Thomas, A. (2019). Fatherhood as a strategy to reduce men’s health disparities: Lessons learned from the Fathers and Sons Program. In D. M. Griffith, A. Marino, & R. J. Thorpe (Eds.), Men’s Health Equity: A Handbook.

Tsuchiya, K., Qian, Y., Thomas, A., De Loney, E. H, & Caldwell, C. H. (2018). The effects of multiple stressors and social support on depressive symptoms among nonresident Black fathers. American Journal of Community Psychology, 62(3-4), 464-475.

Tsuchiya, K., Caldwell, C. , Freudenberg, N., Silver, M., Wedepohl, S., & Lachance, L. (2018). Catalytic leadership in Food and Fitness collaborative partnerships. Health Promotion Practice, 19(1_suppl), 45S-54S.