Kristina Brown is an epidemiologist by training with a specialty in the identification and assessment of disparities (race and gender). With a Biology background, Kristina combines her knowledge of physiological and psychosocial factors for the delivery of care using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Her thesis project explores the relationship self-care and intersectional stress experienced by African American women.
She has completed her coursework for her Masters of Public Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health in the Epidemiology department with a concentration in Health Disparities. In her, just three years in Austin she has interned with the Alliance for African American Health in Central Texas, held multiple appointments on boards at the University of Texas Austin and was a staffer for State Representative Thierry as her legislative correspondent and maternal mortality subject matter expert. Most recently Kristina has joined the Community Collective Board, a project looking to achieve health equity and improving maternal postpartum access and outcomes of African American women in Travis County. Invested applying her skills and empowering her community she is the co-founder and President of Counter Balance: ATX. Counter Balance: ATX is a grassroots non-profit organization purposed to improving the quality of life of women of the global majority and impoverished women, through policy updates, self-care programs and events and programs.
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