Kim S. Kimminau, PhD

KUMC-Associate Professor; Director, Center for Community Health Improvement
BA: Brandeis University
MS: Ohio State University
PhD: Ohio State University


Dr. Kimminau is a biological anthropologist and she has worked throughout her career with organizations trying to meet the health needs of their communities. She has a BA from Brandeis University and Master's and PhD. degrees from Ohio State University.  She has taught at Wichita State University, worked for the public sector for the U.S. military in Hawaii and in the private sector for Harvard Community Health Plan in Massachusetts. Most recently she served as vice president for research and analysis, first at HealthNet, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri and then at the Kansas Health Institute in Topeka.

Dr. Kimminau serves as a consultant to the Sunflower Foundation and an evaluator for both the REACH Healthcare Foundation and the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City.  Her current research includes obesity, cervical cancer, oral health and health disparities.  As a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grantee, Drs. Kimminau and Nollen (KUMC Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health) are studying the financial impact of a la carte foods on public school lunch programs in Kansas.  This study is the first of its kind in the U.S. and is likely to influence both state and federal policy affecting student health.  Dr. Kimminau is completing a two year evaluation of a free cervical cancer vaccine initiative and has tracked the vaccination program's impact on underserved and uninsured eligible girls and women in the Kansas City metropolitan area.  In partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Bureau of Oral Health, Dr. Kimminau and colleague Tony Wellever have identified key issues related to the oral healthcare workforce in Kansas by surveying dentists and Extended Care Permit dental hygienists, and are now conducting detailed study in the area most severely impacted by workforce shortage, rural Kansas.

Dr. Kimminau is the director of community health research, assistant for health policy to the Executive Vice Chancellor of the medical school and an associate professor in the department of family medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Last modified: Feb 17, 2014

Kim S. Kimminau, PhD

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Kim S. Kimminau, PhD
KUMC-Associate Professor; Director, Center for Community Health Improvement

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