Kristin Nash

Kristin Nash

Kristin Nash, MPH
Adjunct Professor
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Academic and Professional Accomplishments

Kristin currently works as the Program Grants Manager for the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA), overseeing a portfolio of grants for programs to combat gender inequity, high rates of HIV and early pregnancy in southern Africa. She is also involved in GAIA’s program in Malawi to empower disadvantaged young women to become nurses, where they are urgently needed, as well as mobile health programs that deliver services to rural, remote high disease prevalence areas. In other work, she served on the Marin County Human Rights Commission for two years, collaborating with community and other local partners to set priorities for achieving racial and socio-economic equity in the county.

Kristin brings over 20 years of experience in behavior-change communications and health and science journalism to Dominican. She has worked with a variety of organizations, including World Vision International on a child health and nutrition impact study; the Gladstone Institutes on the use of PrEP in populations at high risk of HIV; Stanford University Medical Center; and global public relations agencies, managing accounts for Genentech and Medtronic to help advocacy groups, such as the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, implement awareness campaigns.

Kristin holds an MPH from the University of Washington and a BA in International Relations and Journalism from the University of Southern California.


Kristin Nash, Gabrielle O’Malley, Elizabeth Geoffroy, Ellen Schell, Alice Bvumbwe, Donna Denno. “’Our girls need to see a path to the future’ – perspectives on sexual and reproductive health information among adolescent girls, guardians, and initiation counselors in Mulanje district, Malawi.” Reproductive Health, January 25, 2019.

Nelson Khozomba, Kondwani Kanjelo, Sarah Miller, Joyce Jere, Elizabeth Geoffroy, Kristin Nash, Ellen Schell. “Using the power of football to test young people for and educate them about HIV in rural Malawi.” International AIDS Society Conference Poster, July 23-27, 2018.