Kristen Nishimi, PhD

Kristen Nishimi is a Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Nishimi completed her MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences and PhD in Population Health Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her graduate training in social and psychiatric epidemiology focused on the social determinants of health, psychosocial stress and development, and quantitative research methods for causal inference. Her research examines the impact of trauma and adversity exposure on both mental and physical health outcomes across the life course. She aims to use rigorous epidemiological and data science methods to uncover biological mechanisms linking trauma to chronic health outcomes and to understand multilevel processes of psychological resilience.