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Kristin Wilson, Ph.D., M.H.A.

Associate Professor
College for Public Health and Social Justice

Heartland Center

Courses Taught

Health Policy; Management of Health Care Organizations; Organization of Health Services and Health Policy for Community Benefit; Health Operations Management; Project Management; Comparative Health Policy and Health Systems: The UK/NHS Experience; Health Management and Policy Capstone


  • Ph.D., Public Health, Health Management and Policy, Saint Louis University
  • M.H.A., Saint Louis University
  • B.A., Public Administration, Saint Ambrose University

Research Interests

Health systems strengthening; health policy and community benefit; leveraging existing policies to impact the determinants of health; research into practice; institutionalization and sustainability of best practices and programs; interaction of organizations in communities to improve health; influence and interaction of health policy and organizations; and the intersection and collaboration of population level health and health care management.

Honors and Awards

  • Terry Leet Teaching Excellence Award - 2016, College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Academy Health
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • Catholic Health Association of the USA
  • Missouri Institute for Community Health (Board Member)

Community Work and Service

  • Raise Your Hand For Kids campaign
  • St. Francis Midtown Community Services, advisory council