Kristin Rosengren is Vice President, Strategic Communications, at AcademyHealth, leading the organization’s public relations, marketing, membership and advocacy efforts. A member of AcademyHealth's leadership team, she guides the development of messaging and outreach to support the organization's mission, build relationships with members, partners and other stakeholders, and increase the awareness and perceived value of health services research. She also serves as co-director of the AcademyHealth Translation and Dissemination Institute, which seeks, tests and promotes new and innovative approaches to moving knowledge into action.

Ms. Rosengren has 20 years of experience in health care communications including strategic planning, media relations, crisis communications, message development and speaker training. Prior to joining AcademyHealth, Ms. Rosengren provided strategic communications counsel to clients in the health care and pharmaceutical industries as an Account Supervisor at Ketchum Public Relations in Washington, D.C., and as an Account Executive at McNeely, Pigott & Fox in Nashville, Tenn. Her clients have included health care providers, payers, voluntary health organizations and health technology companies.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations from the University of Georgia.

Ms. Rosengren's areas of expertise include strategic communications, translation and dissemination, and public relations.

Why HSR?

"AcademyHealth’s mission calls us to work with our members to support the production and use of evidence. For me, that means answering the question of how we communicate evidence in ways that make it more likely to be understood and valued. How do we, collectively, continue to identify the right audiences, establish trust, and provide information that is timely and relevant to their questions? What are the implications for communicating evidence in highly polarized times? And how can we document and disseminate these lessons for the greatest benefit of our members? These are critical questions we’re exploring with our team, and through the Translation and Dissemination Institute."

Authored by Kristin Rosengren

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2021 Reinhardt Lecture Discusses Prices as Signals

The annual Reinhardt Lecture honors a national leader who reflects the high standards of Professor Uwe Reinhardt. The 2021 lecturer was Dr. Sherry Glied, who honored Dr. Reinhardt’s trailblazing focus on price, rather than quantity, with a discussion of the role of price as a market signal. The following plain language summary offers highlights from the transcribed remarks, as delivered at the virtual 2021 Annual Research Meeting and published in the journal Health Services Research.
Posted By Kristin Rosengren
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New research finds a connection between police brutality and unmet needs for mental health care.

Previous evidence indicates that people exposed to police brutality are more likely to face mental health challenges like depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder, that Black people and people of color are more likely to experience police brutality, and, that these same populations are more likely to have unmet needs for mental health care. This plain language summary highlights new research from Alang et al. that connects these themes and demonstrates for the first time that exposure to police brutality is itself associated with unmet mental health needs.
Posted By Kristin Rosengren
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Hysterectomy Rates Differ by Race and Geography, with Greater Racial Disparities Tied to County Socioeconomic Status

Hysterectomy is the second most common surgical procedure for non-elderly women. While highly effective for some conditions, rates are generally declining in the United States due to tensions between its risks and benefits. The decline in use, however, is greater for white women than Black women.  This ‘plain language summary’ reviews findings from a new study that indicates this disparity is amplified in areas with higher socioeconomic status.
Posted By Kristin Rosengren
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Which Came First? New Research Examines Relationship between Food Insecurity and Health Care Spending

Food insecurity and higher than average health expenditures are related, but how and to what degree matters when considering policy interventions. This ‘plain language summary’ reviews recent research published in AcademyHealth’s official journal HSR that finds the relationship is both bidirectional and unequal.
Posted By Kristin Rosengren