Dr. Knight has more than 15 years of experience in the field of public health, having worked in academic, community-based and governmental sectors. Most recently, she was the Director of Community Initiatives and Assistant Program Director for the Master of Public Health Program at Case Western Reserve University where she also held an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Kristina has served as a lead trainer for the Cuyahoga County Youth Work Institute and the national training cadre of National Health Promotion Associates where she has provided training and technical assistance to national prevention and youth development organizations. Prior to this time, she worked as a Project Director in a local health department to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of community-based substance use prevention programming. Her areas of interest in both education and research include: community-based and participatory approaches; social determinants and health disparities; health and learning; adolescent health; and, youth development. Dr. Knight is an avid Cleveland sports fan, ceramic artist, and lifelong traveler.
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PhD, Health Education and Promotion, Kent State University, 2014, MPH, Public Health Policy & Management, Case Western Reserve University, 2003, BS, Biology, University of Toledo, 2000
Larkin E, Frank J, Knight K, and Frank SH. (2007, February) Health risk behaviors in a unique population – First ring suburban adolescents. Journal of Community Health, volume 32 (1) 37-‐ 55.