Kiran Yan Kui is a Research Associate at the ADAPT (Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations through Translational Research) Coalition.
Kiran is passionate about addressing social and structural determinants to promote health equity within Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA & NH/PI) communities. Her research explores the intersection of climate change, food insecurity, and chronic health outcomes, aiming to shape culturally informed policies that mitigate health disparities in underserved populations.
Kiran holds an MPH in Epidemiology and Applied Biostatistics from Columbia University. Before joining Tufts, she played an important role on the research team at the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH), where her work focused on addressing food insecurity within AA & NH/PI communities through a community-engaged approach to develop highly effective, culturally tailored interventions.
Prior to earning her MPH, she also earned her BSc. and served as a researcher at the National University of Singapore, examining the impact of dietary behaviors and physical activity among children and adolescents on chronic health outcomes in Asia.