Kimberly Arnold

Teaching Fellow

Kimberly Arnold


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Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Kimberly Arnold

Teaching Fellow

Research & Practice Interests

Health Policy
Health Equity
Social Eeterminants of Health
Implementation Science
Chronic Disease Prevention
Mental Health Services Research
Community-based Participatory Research


PhD, Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore
MPH, Drexel University


Umstattd Meyer MR, Bridges CN, Prochnow T, Arnold KT, McClendon E, Williams TD, Abildso C, & Pollack Porter KM. (2019). Come together, play, be active: Physical activity engagement of school-age children at Play Streets in four diverse rural communities in the U.S. Preventive Medicine.

Umstattd Meyer MR, Prochnow T, Bridges C, Carlton T, Wilkins E, Arnold KT, McClendon M, McKenzie T, & Pollack Porter KM. (2019). Assessing physical activity in temporary spaces: Application of SOPARC / iSOPARC® for Play Streets. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. https://doi:10.1080/02701367.2019.1656793

Barry CL, Bandara S, Arnold KT, Pintor JK, Baum LM, Niederdeppe J, Karaca-Mandic P, Franklin Fowler E, Gollust SE (2018). Assessing the Content of Television Health Insurance Advertising during Three Open Enrollment Periods of the ACA. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 961-989.

Vaughn NA, Brown D, Reyes BO, Wyatt C, Arnold KT, Dalianis E, Kalksma PJ, Roth C, Langheier J, Pajil-Battle M, Grant M (2018). A 40-Day Journey to Better Health: Utilizing the DanielFast to Improve Health Outcomes in Urban Church-Based Settings. Healthcare, 6(1), 25.

Chilton M, Knowles M, Rabinowich J, & Arnold KT. (2015). The relationship between childhood adversity and food insecurity: ‘It’s like a bird nesting in your head’. Public Health Nutrition, 18(14), 2643-2653.


Community-Based Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

University Appointment

Teaching Fellow, Jefferson College of Population Health


Dr. Kimberly T. Arnold is an interdisciplinary health equity scholar with expertise in health policy, community health, and implementation science. She is interested in addressing health disparities through public policy and community-based approaches, and increasing the implementation of evidence-based practices for physical and mental health in underserved schools and community settings. Her doctoral research examined multilevel factors that influenced the adoption and sustainability of a trauma-informed universal mental health intervention for adolescents in 20 Baltimore City public schools. While earning her MPH, she was trained in health disparities and community-based participatory research, and helped deliver and evaluate evidence-based chronic disease prevention programs in African American churches in Philadelphia.

Dr. Arnold earned a BA in Biology with minors in African American Studies and Health from the College of Charleston in 2012, MPH from the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health and Human Rights in 2014, and PhD in Health Policy and Management and certificate in Community-Based Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2019. She worked as the Project Coordinator of Faith, Activity and Nutrition, an evidence-based chronic disease prevention program, at the University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center between completing her MPH and starting her PhD program. She is currently a National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellow in mental health services research and implementation science at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Mental Health where she is engaged in a cross-sector partnership to implement and evaluate evidence-based practices for mental health throughout the school district of Philadelphia.

Her free time is spent working part-time as a Senior Data Analyst in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, serving on the board of a community development corporation that she recently co-founded, and practicing yoga.