Kristal L. Raymond

Kristal L. Raymond

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty
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Biography

Dr. Raymond (Spokane/Colville) is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco and senior health equity research scientist at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Dr. Raymond has worked in both public and non-profit sectors to address health disparities since 2002, including current employment as senior health equity research scientist at CDPH, and previous positions as health care services researcher at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (2013-2020), director of the California Tribal Epidemiology Center at the California Rural Indian Health Board (2009-2013), Graduate Research Assistant positions (2003-2008), and a fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control (2002-2003). Her interests are in eliminating health inequities through addressing social determinants of health (SDoH).

Research Areas

  • Research Methods
  • Epidemiology
  • Structural and Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)

Education

  • University of North Carolina, PhD in Epidemiology, 2009
  • Boston University, MPH in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, 2005
  • Eastern Washington University, BS in Community Health Education, minor Psychology, 2002

Prior Experience

  • Senior Health Equity Research Scientist, California Department of Public Health
  • Research Scientist III, California Public Employees' Retirement System
  • Director, California Tribal Epidemiology Center
  • Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Selected Publications

  • Jones-Smith JC, Dow WH, Chichlowska K. Association between casino opening or expansion and risk of childhood overweight and obesity. Journal of the American Medical Association 2014 Mar 5;311(9):929-36.
  • Chichlowska K, Rose KM, Diez-Roux AV, Golden SH, McNeill AM, Heiss G. Life course socioeconomic conditions and metabolic syndrome in adults: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Ann Epidemiol 2009 Dec;19(12):875-83.
  • Chichlowska K, Rose KM, Diez-Roux AV, Golden SH, McNeill AM, Heiss G. Individual and neighborhood socioeconomic status characteristics and prevalence of metabolic syndrome: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Psychosom Med 2008 Nov;70(9):986-92.
  • Kressin N, Raymond K. Perceptions of race/ethnicity-based discrimination: A review of measures and evaluation of their usefulness for the health care setting. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2008 August;19(3):697-730.
  • Green A, Carney DR, Pallin DJ, Ngo LH, Raymond K, Iezzoni LI, Banaji MR. The presence of implicit bias in physicians and its prediction of thrombolysis decisions for black and white patients. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2007 September;22 (9):1231-8.