Krista Star Scott

Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Krista Scott, a child health expert working at the forefront of policy, advocacy, and equity, joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in 2019. Her wide-ranging expertise in public health and education encompasses early childhood health, mental health, special education, and program development and support. Throughout her career she has used practice and research to inform and strengthen policy, and at RWJF she continues to promote policies and programs that give all children a healthy start to life and advance the Foundation’s work in creating a national Culture of Health. She praises RWJF’s “continued commitment to health equity, and its capacity for learning and adapting as it opens new opportunities to health and well-being nationwide.” Krista earned her BA in political science with a minor in women and gender studies from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn., and an MS in social work from the University of Texas at Austin.

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