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Faculty Member

Kazumi Tsuchiya PhD, MPH

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Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Tenure Stream

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/ethnic and immigrant 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 immigrant populations in the US.

Representative Publications

Tsuchiya, K., Schulz, A. J., Niño, M. D. & Caldwell, C. H. (2023). Perceived Racial/Ethnic Discrimination, Citizenship Status, and Self‐Rated Health Among Immigrant Young Adults. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.

Tsuchiya, K., Taylor, H. O., Bacong, A. M., & Niño, M. D. (2023). Loneliness and Psychological Distress Among Older Californians: The Moderating Roles of Citizenship Status and English Proficiency. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, gbad074.

Tsuchiya, K., Bacong, A. M., de Castro, A. B., & Gee, G. C. (2023). Visa type and financial strain on depressive symptoms among Filipino migrants to the United States. Journal of Migration and Health7, 100155.

Taylor, H. O., Tsuchiya, K., Nguyen, A. W., & Mueller, C. (2023). Sociodemographic factors and neighborhood/environmental conditions associated with social isolation among black older adults. Journal of Aging and Health35(3-4), 294-306.

Niño, M., Harris, C. T., Tsuchiya, K., & Hearne, B. (2022). Paternal Incarceration, Race and Ethnicity, and Maternal Health. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1-12.

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.

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.