Kimberly T. Arnold

National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Arnold is a health equity activist-scholar who addresses health disparities disproportionately experienced by Black people through a combination of grassroots interventions, evidence-based interventions in community settings, holistic health services, and policy solutions. She has expertise in health equity, chronic disease prevention and holistic health promotion, community engaged research approaches, implementation science, and qualitative and mixed methods research. She also engages in multi-sector collaboration to address inequities in social determinants of health in the areas of housing, education, food security, and access to mental health services. Dr. Arnold is currently a National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellow at the Penn Center for Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She also serves as the Board of Directors President of the Pleasant Hope Community Development Corporation that she co-founded in 2019 and Board of Directors member of the Black Church Food Security Network.