• Assistant Professor, Sociology Department
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Family And Preventive Medicine
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health-Kinesiology-Recreation


Research Summary

My primary areas of interest include Social determinants of health, health disparities, minority and immigrant health, intimate partner violence, health promotion, health education, community-based research, survey research methods, health management and policy, and global health.

Research Keywords

  • Health Promotion, Interest Level: 5
  • Community Health Education, Interest Level: 5
  • Community Based Research, Interest Level: 5
  • social determinants of health, Interest Level: 5
  • Minority Health, Interest Level: 5
  • Health Disparities, Interest Level: 5
  • immigrant health, Interest Level: 5
  • intimate partner violence, Interest Level: 5
  • survey research methods, Interest Level: 5
  • health care management and policy, Interest Level: 5
  • Global Health, Interest Level: 5

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Health Education Programs at a Free Clinic for the Uninsured: To promote Healthy Living for the Underserved Populations in the Community. PI: Akiko Kamimura. Sorenson Legacy Foundation, 05/01/2016 - present. Total project budget to date: $25,000.00
  • Health promotion and outcomes for the underserved: non-communicable chronic conditions and oral health status at the Maliheh Free Clinic. PI: Akiko Kamimura. Community-Based Research Grant, Vice President for Research, 07/01/2015 - present. Total project budget to date: $5,000.00
  • Institutionalization among the elderly in Japan and China: A comparative study. PI: Akiko Kamimura. Center on Aging, University of Utah, 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2013. Total project budget to date: $6,500.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Tobacco smoking among college students in Bangladesh . PI: Akiko Kamimura. 02/2017 - present.
  • Analysis of India Human Development Survey-II . PI: Akiko Kamimura. 04/2016 - present.
  • Perceptions of cardiovascular disease and diabetes among refugees in the US. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 04/2016 - present.
  • Social determinants of infectious diseases. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 12/2015 - present.
  • Lifecourse experience of intimate partner violence among Asian women in the US. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 11/2015 - present.
  • Health and well-being of Middle Eastern and North African women in the US. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 08/2015 - present.
  • Analysis of the International Dating Violence Study - Iran, India & Eastern Europe. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 06/2015 - present.
  • Health promotion programs in the community: Improving health and well-being for the underserved utilizing a free clinic. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 03/2014 - present.
  • Mental health services for the underserved: A community-based approach. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 05/2013 - present.
  • Medical students' readiness to manage intimate partner violence: An international study- the US, Vietnam, and China . PI: Akiko Kamimura. 04/2013 - present.
  • Institutionalization among the elderly in Japan and China: A comparative study . PI: Akiko Kamimura. 11/2012 - present.
  • Experiences of Immigrant Women who Filed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-petition or U Visa Law Enforcement Certification: Analysis of Legal affidavits. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 11/2011 - present.
  • Experience of physicians from other countries in the US: A qualitative study. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 06/2013 - 03/2016.
  • Health and well-being among women utilizing social services in Gujarat, India. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 05/2013 - 09/2015.
  • Patient satisfaction among free clinic patients. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 10/2013 - 06/2014.
  • Diabetes attitude among free clinic patients, family and volunteers. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 06/2013 - 04/2014.
  • Quality of life among the underserved utilizing a free clinic. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 03/2013 - 04/2014.
  • Perception of Violence Against Women among College Students in the U.S., Japan and India. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 03/2012 - 07/2013.
  • Perception of violence against women among college students in Vietnam and China. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 09/2012 - 07/2013.
  • Social support and health status among female victims of IPV who stay in a shelter . PI: Akiko Kamimura. 08/2012 - 06/2013.
  • Body image, diet and physical activities among the underserved. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 10/2012 - 06/2013.
  • Knowledge and Perceptions of Breast Health at a Free Clinic. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 06/2012 - 01/2013.
  • Health Literacy, Health and Social Support at a Free Clinic. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 05/2012 - 02/2013.
  • Women's Health and Well-being: Follow-up Interviews at a Free Clinic. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 08/2012 - 12/2012.
  • Physical and Mental health Problems and Access to Care among Victims of Intimate Partner Violence. PI: Akiko Kamimura. 10/2011 - 09/2012.