Kimiko Van Wickle. Image by Sheridan Jones McCrae/AHW

Kimiko Van Wickle. Image by Sheridan Jones McCrae/AHW

Kimiko van Wickle

School/Dept/Institution Affiliation(s):

Bloomberg School of Public Health

Program:

MSPH, International Health (Global Disease Epidemiology and Control)

Ahw focus:

Healthy Environments

biography: 

Kimiko is a Global Health Equity Scholar in the Healthy Environments theme. She is working with this theme group to identify critical research gaps between environmental conditions and health equity.

Currently, Kimiko is graduate student in Master of Science in Public Health program with a focus on International Health (Global Disease Epidemiology and Control).

Before joining Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, she graduated from Brandeis University with high honors and a BS in Health: Science, Society, and Policy.  She has a diverse research background in the biological sciences including understudied infectious diseases and neurobiology. More recently, she has worked with qualitative data, covering topics such as medical anthropology in rural Honduras and class/racial dynamics in the aftermath of natural disasters. She hopes to bring this experience in collaborative and intersectional research to help the Alliance facilitate collaboration between different key sectors.

She is interested in the role of climate change as a driver of health inequity and developing program models that weave together community resilience and shifting ecological conditions. 

Kimiko is a West Coast transplant, originally from Santa Barbara, California. Beyond her academic work, she enjoys running outside in Baltimore and finding hidden green spaces in the city.