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Kristin  Knutzen

Kristin Knutzen is a doctoral student and Laney Graduate School Fellow in the Department of Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. Her primary area of interest lies at the intersection of racism and mental health, analyzed through the lens of community-based participatory research. Under the mentorship of Dr. Briana Woods-Jaeger, Kristin currently employs mixed methods to design, implement, and evaluate culturally relevant, community- and school-based interventions that address the impact of racism on mental health among youth.

Kristin holds a Master’s in Public Heath from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and a Bachelor of Arts in neuroscience and studio art from Middlebury College. Prior to her matriculation at Emory, Kristin studied online marketing of nicotine and tobacco products to youth and minority populations, e-cigarette flavor preferences among youth and adults, and racial disparities in end-of-life and cancer care. She has published in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as JAMA Internal Medicine, JAMA Network Open, Pediatrics, and Addiction, and her work has been highlighted by news outlets such as Reuters and CNN.

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Atlanta , GA


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Areas of Interest

  • Adolescent Health/Child Health
  • Behavior and Health
  • Community Based Research
  • Health Disparities
  • Injury & Violence Prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Research Methods
  • Social Determinants of Health


  • Bachelor of Arts 2016, Middlebury College
  • Masters of Public Health 2017, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice