Evaon Wong-Kim

Dr. Evaon Wong-Kim
Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
School of Social Works
Office Location: ST 818
Phone: 3233434688 Email: ewongkim@calstatela.edu


Dr. Wong-Kim is Director and Professor at the School of Social Work at Cal State LA.  Dr. Wong-Kim has been a well recognized advocate and researcher for minority and low-income breast cancer patients, especially the Asian immigrant population.   Dr. Wong-Kim is the President of Asian Pacific Islander Social Work Educators Council, Vice President of the Asian Alliance for Health, a non-profit health education organization in San Francisco.  She is appointed as Assessment Panel Member of the Social Workers Registration Board in Hong Kong and chaired the Re-accreditation Review Committee for the City University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Social Work program.  Dr. Wong-Kim is one of the founding board members of the Intercultural Cancer Council, a national advocacy organization for improving the cancer mortality rate of the underserved populations.  Dr. Wong-Kim was the President of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate.  She was the first Chair of the Asian and Pacific Islander National Advisory Council for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Dr. Wong-Kim was a member of the Minority Women’s Health Panel of Experts, Office of Women’s Health, DHHS.  She also served as board member of the American Cancer Society in Hawaii.



Dr. Wong-Kim's research interest is on cancer survivorship and quality of life issues confronting Chinese immigrant breast cancer patients.  She published and presented numerous papers at national and international conferences relating to breast cancer and psychosocial issues. Dr. Wong-Kim also conducted training in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Guam and Hawaii on providing effective social work intervention to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. 




Ramirez, A., Chalela, P., Gallion, K.J., Muñoz, E., Holden, A.E., Burhansstipanov, L., Smith, S. A., Wong-Kim, E., Wyatt, S.W., Suarez, L. (2015). Attitudes Toward Breast Cancer Genetic Testing in Five Special Population Groups.  Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice 8 (4), 124-135.


Xu, Y., and Wong-Kim, E (2015).  Moral Resources, Political Capital and the Development of Environmental Protection Organizations in China: A Case Study of City J. Nonprofit Policy Forum. 6(3), 395-423.

Wong-Kim, E and Burke, N. (2013).   A Passage to a Good Death: End of Life Care for Asian Americans . In: Handbook of Asian American Health.  G. Yoo, M-N Le, and AY Oda (Eds.) Springer: New York.

Wong-Kim, E., Chilton, J. A., Goh, S. S, Gines, V. (2009).  Breast Health Issues of Undocumented Women in California and Texas.  Journal of Cancer Education. 24(S2), S64-S67.


Wong-Kim, E. & Wang, C. (2006). Breast self-examination among Chinese immigrant Women.  Health Education and Behavior, 33(5): 580-590.






PhD                             Social Welfare, December 1999

MPH                            Maternal and Child Health, May 1990

MSW                           Health Services Planning, May 1989

BA                               Sociology, December 1985

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