Your browser is unsupported

We recommend using the latest version of IE11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Photo of Angela Kong

Angela Kong

Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes, and Policy
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science
Center Affiliate, Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research


Related Sites:

About Heading link

Angela Kong, PhD, MPH, RDN, is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes, and Policy. Her multidisciplinary training encompasses the areas of nutrition, public health, health behaviors, and implementation science. She has extensive experience in testing lifestyle-based interventions promoting healthful eating and activity in various settings (e.g. childcare centers, clinics) and with diverse populations (e.g. low-income populations, racial and ethnic minorities, preschool-age children, and older adults).
Her research focuses on three main areas: 1) Identifying contextual factors related to health-related outcomes in underserved populations, 2) Refining instruments for use in these populations, 3) Translating evidence-based health promotion strategies/interventions in underserved communities to promote health equity.

Research Interests:
Implementation science, chronic disease prevention, public health nutrition, dietary assessment

Teaching and Supervision Heading link

Independent Study (PSOP 596), 1/8/2024 – 4/26/2024
Adv Phar Outcomes Research (PSOP 579), 1/8/2024 – 4/26/2024
Ph.D. Thesis Research (PSOP 599), 8/21/2023 – 12/1/2023
Independent Study (PSOP 596), 8/21/2023 – 12/1/2023
Social and Behavioral Pharmacy (PHAR 462), 8/21/2023 – 10/27/2023
Social and Behavioral Pharmacy (PHAR 462), 8/21/2023 – 10/27/2023
Res in Pharm Syst Outcomes Pol (PSOP 380), 8/21/2023 – 12/1/2023
Ph.D. Thesis Research (PSOP 599), 6/12/2023 – 8/4/2023
Ph.D. Thesis Research (PSOP 599), 1/9/2023 – 4/28/2023

Selected Grants

Addressing Health-Related Social Needs in Pharmacy Setttings, UIC-OSF Community Health Advocacy Program., 1/1/2024 - 12/31/2024, Obligated Amount: $100000; No Anticipated Amount Set

Innovating Diabetes Screening in Emergency Departments And Linkage Services (IDEAL): Enhancing Linkage to Care, University of Chicago., 6/1/2022 - 5/31/2023, Obligated Amount: $30000; Anticipated Amount: $30000

Pre-Implementation of a lifestyle-based intervention in preschool classrooms in an urban school district, University of Illinois Cancer Center., 3/1/2020 - 2/28/2020, Obligated Amount: $75000; Anticipated Amount: $75000

Pre-Implementation of a lifestyle-based intervention in preschool classrooms in an urban school district, University of Illinois Cancer Center., 3/1/2020 - 2/28/2020, Obligated Amount: $75000; Anticipated Amount: $75000

Technology-Based Measurement of Home Food Availability in Households of Low-Income African-American and Hispanic Families with Young Children, National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)., 4/10/2014 - 3/31/2016, Obligated Amount: $432867; Anticipated Amount: $437852

Selected Publications

Parab, Ashwini Z, Kong, Angela, Lee, Todd A, Kim, Kibum, Nutescu, Edith A, Malecki, Kristen C, Hoskins, Kent F, Calip, Gregory S. (2024). Socioecologic Factors and Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Multigene Prognostic Scores in US Women. JAMA Network Open, 7, (4), e244862. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2024.4862.

Kong, Angela, Sanchez-Flack, Jennifer, Fitzgibbon, Marian, Schiffer, Linda, Hubbard, Colin. (2023). Race/Ethnicity Modifies the Relationship Between Diet Quality at the Home- and Individual-Levels and Weight Status Among African American and Hispanic/Latinx Households With Preschool-Age Children. Childhood Obesity. doi:10.1089/chi.2023.0100.

Asada, Yuka, Lin, Shuhao, Siegel, Leilah, Kong, Angela. (2023). Facilitators and Barriers to Implementation and Sustainability of Nutrition and Physical Activity Interventions in Early Childcare Settings: a Systematic Review. Prevention Science, 24, (1), 64-83. doi:10.1007/s11121-022-01436-7.

Kong, Angela, Fitzgibbon, Marian, Hubbard, Colin, Campbell, Richard T, Kessee, Nicollette, Schiffer, Linda. (2022). Validation of a self-report home food availability checklist against in-home food inventories conducted in low-income Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx households with preschool-age children. Appetite, 172, 105964. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2022.105964.

Young, Sabrina, Guadamuz, Jenny, Fitzgibbon, Marian, Buscemi, Joanna, Odoms-Young, Angela, Kong, Angela. (2021). Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) does not support “Public Charge Rule” changes affecting immigrants’ food security. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 11, (6), 1292-1294. doi:10.1093/tbm/ibaa137.

Fitzgibbon, Marian L, Tussing-Humphreys, Lisa, Kong, Angela, Bains, Alexis. (2021). Diet and Cancer. Psycho-Oncology. (pp. 13-20). Oxford University Press (OUP). doi:10.1093/med/9780190097653.003.0003.

Sanchez-Flack, Jennifer C, Herman, Annie, Buscemi, Joanna, Kong, Angela, Bains, Alexis, Fitzgibbon, Marian L. (2020). A systematic review of the implementation of obesity prevention interventions in early childcare and education settings using the RE-AIM framework. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 10, (5), 1168-1176. doi:10.1093/tbm/ibz179.

Banks, Justin, Fitzgibbon, Marian L, Schiffer, Linda A, Campbell, Richard T, Antonic, Mirjana A, Braunschweig, Carol L, Odoms-Young, Angela M, Kong, Angela. (2020). Relationship Between Grocery Shopping Frequency and Home- and Individual-Level Diet Quality Among Low-Income Racial or Ethnic Minority Households With Preschool-Aged Children. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120, (10), 1706-1714.e1. doi:10.1016/j.jand.2020.06.017.

Watson, Dennis P, Snow-Hill, Nyssa, Saldana, Lisa, Walden, Angela L, Staton, Monte, Kong, Angela, Donenberg, Geri. (2020). A longitudinal mixed method approach for assessing implementation context and process factors: Comparison of three sites from a Housing First implementation strategy pilot. Implementation Research and Practice, 1, 2633489520974974. doi:10.1177/2633489520974974.


PhD, University of Washington, United States
MPH, University of Minnesota, United States
BS, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, United States

Postgraduate Training:
Postdoctoral fellow; NCI Cancer Education and Career Development Program, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Registered Dietitian, Loyola University Chicago, Date Not Set - Present