GIH Staff: Kristina Gray-Akpa, MSW
Kristina Gray-Akpa, MSW
Kristina Gray-Akpa is responsible for Grantmaker In Health’s (GIH) health equity program, which focuses on health disparities and the social determinants of health. Previously, she was a program analyst with the National Association of County and City Health Officials, where she helped build a national network of public health officials taking collective action against health inequity. She also served as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control Addressing Gender Inequities in Health and Safety project. Prior to these roles, she developed media advocacy strategies focused on health, financial security, and aging at AARP. Earlier in her work, she led youth development and youth organizing initiatives with students in Washington, DC schools. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Goucher College and a master of social work degree from the University of Maryland.