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February 05, 2021

By Gary A. Puckrein, PhD

For Immediate Release

5 February 2021 | Washington, DC

Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity Names Kristen Stevens Hobbs Senior Project Manager

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, National Minority Quality Forum’s Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity announced that Kristen Stevens Hobbs, MPH, has joined as its Senior Project Manager for Quality Improvement and Equity. 

In her role, Hobbs will champion the advancement of health equity and will implement epidemiologic principles for the design, implementation, and management of evidence-based public health interventions.

Dr. Laura Lee Hall, Ph.D., President of Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity said she is thrilled to have Hobbs on her team.

“Kristen is a world-class public health expert and epidemiologist who brings a passion not only for data but for translating that data into health equity through quality improvement, education, and public health programming.”

Hobbs is a senior-level public health professional with experience in epidemiology, partnership development and public health program evaluation, development and execution. Prior to joining NMQF/SHC, she worked as Senior Manager of the African American Health Equity Initiative at Susan G. Komen Headquarters.

Hobbs said she is elated to join NMQF/SHC.
“The team does excellent work, and I am honored to bring the convergence of my experiences and expertise to advance the NMQF/SHC mission and vision.”

Kristen earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Texas Woman’s University and her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Saint Louis University.

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About the National Minority Quality Forum

The National Minority Quality Forum assists health care providers, professionals, administrators, researchers, policymakers, and community and faith-based organizations in delivering appropriate health care to minority communities. This assistance is based on providing the evidence in the form of science, research, and analysis that will lead to the effective organization and management of system resources to improve the quality and safety of health care for the entire population of the U.S., including minorities. For more information, please visit

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