New York, NY
Kristina Ramos-Callan is a systems thinker focused on how healthcare and community organizations work better together. She is focused on health equity, building partnerships, and improving the patient and family experience of care.
Before joining HMA, she served as the senior program manager for clinical-community partnerships at United Hospital Fund (UHF), a health policy think tank based in New York City. Her most recent work at UHF focused on health system interventions to address social and structural determinants of health. She co-authored COVID-19 Ripple Effect: The Impact of COVID-19 on Children in New York State, a report that estimated the short- and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and COVID-related parental deaths on children’s health and well-being over the life-course. Kristina was also lead author of a framework encouraging development of health and housing partnerships to address the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness in New York City.
In addition to her interest in social and structural determinants of health, she is concerned with health equity and access to care. She has additional experience working on care transitions and family caregiving, and quality and efficiency of care. Prior to UHF, she worked in program development and stewardship for universities and academic medical centers.
She earned a master’s degree in urban studies from the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) and was a 2020 recipient of CUNY SLU’s Distinguished Alumni Award, and a 2020-21, We Are All New York Fellow of the Center for Community Leadership at the Jewish Community Relations Council-New York.