Kristian Henderson received a Bachelor in the History of Science and Medicine from Yale University, her Master’s in Public Health program in Health Policy and Administration at the Yale School of Public Health, and her Doctorate and Public Health in Health Care Management and Leadership at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research interests are cultural competency, health equity, and health disparities. Her dissertation, entitled “Relationship Between Cultural Competency and Quality Indicators in Hospitals” explored cultural competency strategies for health administrators to implement in health care organizations. Specifically, examining if there is a relationship between patient satisfaction and cultural competency.
Kristian joined the Johns Hopkins Health System as an Administrative Fellow. She worked for the health system for over five years, working serving as the Assistant Director of General Services at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Administrator of Operations and Medical Affairs. As a fellow, she worked on a variety of projects with executive leaders throughout the health system. As the Assistant Director of General Services at Johns Hopkins Hospital, she was responsible for creating a health system sustainability program, committed to avoiding harms to human health, promoting a safe patient atmosphere, and improving environmental quality by enhancing policies, programs, and practices for all its business activities. Finally, as the Administrator of Operations and Medical Affairs, she restructured COO office cutting over $100k in expenses and she assisted in developing a proposal for centralized procedure service to address sentinel events and insurance claims related to procedures.
Currently, she is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at George Washington University.