Barbara Krimgold serves as director of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s postdoctoral Kellogg Health Scholars Program and of the Multidisciplinary-Disparities track for that program. She also directs the doctoral Kellogg Fellows in Health Policy Research Program. With over $30 million in support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, these programs have trained a diverse group of over one hundred health researchers for careers and leadership positions in U.S. universities, foundations, executive and legislative branches of government, think tanks and health advocacy organizations. This Community of Scholars now serve cutting-edge roles in scholarship, service and activism focused on understanding social and economic determinants of health, reducing health inequalities and inequities, developing partnerships with stakeholders, and translating research to policy and action.
Barbara Krimgold has served, in addition, as director of the Diversity Data project and, in partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health, has launched the new Website DiversityData.org and coauthored its first report, “Children Left Behind: How U.S. Metropolitan Areas are Failing America’s Children.”
She has been based at the Center for the Advancement of Health in Washington DC, a non-profit dedicated to translating research to policy and practice, since January, 2001.
Prior to that, she worked with other non-profit organizations and as a health policy professional within the U.S. Government, serving in senior positions within the Office of Management and Budget -- under Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan -- and as the lead health policy staffer for the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
She graduated from Harvard College and won a National Defense Education Act postgraduate fellowship at Harvard’s Graduate Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
She has lived and worked in France, Egypt, the Gaza Strip, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Ghana. She lives in McLean, Virginia, with her husband Fred, and has five daughters.