California Endowment Scholars in Health Policy at Harvard University - Scholars Bios


Kimberly Cauley Narain, MD, MPH


Doctoral Student, Department of Health Policy and Management,
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA



As a doctoral student, Dr. Narain’s current research focuses on the health implications of Welfare Reform for low-income single mothers. Dr. Narain is also currently an Attending Physician in the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center at UCLA.   During the 2010-2011 year, as a California Endowment Scholar, Dr. Narain evaluated the impact of place-based housing infrastructure interventions on adult health outcomes. After leaving Harvard, she completed a health services research fellowship at UCLA. During this fellowship she served as an intern for the California Center for Public Health Advocacy and conducted research projects evaluating the implementation of a municipal healthy vending machine policy and examining the effects of socioeconomic status on weight gain. Upon completion of this fellowship Dr. Narain stayed on at UCLA as a Specialty Training Advanced Research Fellow in the Department of General Internal Medicine as well to pursue her PhD.

Dr Narain received her medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in 2007 and completed her residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco in 2010.  She received her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2011.