Research Interests: Collaborative, multi-disciplinary research around: Community Benefit, Research into Practice, specifically the adoption, implementation, institutionalization, and maintenance of best practices within organizations, interaction of organizations in communities to improve health, influence and interaction of health policy on organizations, model and instrument development or modification to measure institutionalization and the impact of incorporating continuous quality improvement.
Teaching Interests: Health Policy; Management of Health Care Organizations; Organization of Health Services and Health Policy for Community Benefit; Health Operations Management; Organizational Level Policy, Evaluation, Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation, Quality Improvement, Strategic Planning, interest in course development around research into practice and community benefit.
Education History: PhD, Public Health, Saint Louis University
Kristin D. Wilson, PhD, MHA, joined the Department of Health Management and Policy as faculty member in 2008. Dr. Wilson received both her MHA and her PhD degrees through the School of Public Health at Saint Louis University. Her PhD is in Public Health Studies with a concentration in Health Management and Policy.
Dr. Wilson has many years of management and leadership experience in coalitions, health associations, and other health care organizations. She is the founding executive director of St. Louis's first asthma coalition, the St. Louis Regional Asthma Consortium. She is currently teaching the Health Policy Cornerstone course. In addition to teaching, Dr. Wilson is the project director for a CDC-funded demonstration project, "Controlling Asthma in St. Louis" and is the new editor of the Commitment. She also serves on the board for Midtown Catholic Charities Community Services in St. Louis.
Her research interests are focused around dissemination research and community benefit, specifically in the adoption, implementation, and institutionalization of evidence-based strategies and policies within organizations. Dr. Wilson continues to work on issues around community partnerships and the dissemination of evidence-based approaches for community benefit.