Koizumi, Kiyoka

Assistant Professor Dept. of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Brooklyn College (CUNY)

Ingersoll Hall, Room 4123

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences


Ph.D. (Health and Safety Education) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MS (Health and Safety Education) university of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA (Education) Tsuda College, Tokyo, Japan

Teaching focus

Helping the students learn the process of “Community program planning, implementation and evaluation” is one of my primary missions in teaching, helping students learn skills to promote health in different communities in tangible and effective manners.

Research focus

“The US health care delivery system comparing with other nations, with a focus on the elderly and the disadvantaged”, is one of my primary research interests.

Service focus

As a health educator, I have been involved in a variety of community health education/promotion efforts throughout my career.  One focus is to help individuals change their health related behaviors, and the other focus is in helping the community understand that as a society, we collectively carry responsibility for each other’s health.

Selected academic/research activities (last 10 years)

Koizumi, K. Panel session moderator on “Immigrant, Minority Health, Underrepresented Populations and Aging”, at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association(APHA). Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (Virtual,Mountain Time).

Grossman, K., Groffman, P., Koizumi, K. “ Indigenous Soil and   Agroecosystem Knowledge, postcolonial Farmlands in Coacachi, Imbabura, Ecuador.” Interdiscipliary Twitter Poster Session Contest of the Advance Science Research Center, Graduate Center, CUNY, June 24, 2020. https://twitter.com/Katharhy1/status/1275069643850305542/photo/1

Koizumi, K. “Key issues found in the 2018 Survey on the Japanese Elderly living in the Metropolitan NY Area.” Public talk at the Hall of the JAA (Japanese and Japanese American Association of NY, 49 W. 45th St., NYC), Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at 12:30- 2:30pm.

Grossman,K. and Koizumi, K.: “Andes Ethnopedology Knowledge; soil health analysis and societal land intervention.” at the BC Faculty Day poster session, May 16, 2019, SUBO.

Grossman,K. and Koizumi,K.: “Ethnopedology of Indigenous population in Ecuador.” At Brooklyn College Science Retreat, May13, 2019, SUBO.

Koizumi, K. “Home Care and Other Issues of Concern Among the Japanese Elderly living in the Metropolitan NY Area.”.  Public talk in the Hall of JAA(Japanese and Japanese American Association of NY), April   13th, 2019, 12noon-2pm.

Katharhy Grossman and Kiyoka Koizumi: “Soil Health: Integral  Agroecosystem Management in Andes.”  At the New York City Parks GreenThumb,  GrowTogether 2019 Conference, CUNY Graduate Center, March31, 2019.

“Custodial care insurance and programs in Japan”, Faculty Day presentation, Brooklyn College, May 20, 2015.

Koizumi, K. “Custodial Care insurance and programs in Japan”, Paper presentation in American Public Health Association(APHA) Annual Conference, New Orleans, Nov.17,2014.

Harris, P., Golden, M.& Koizumi,K. (Feb.20, 2011). Preventing Spina Bifida. E- Letter to the Editor, NY Times