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Program Manager, Aboriginal Health - Pilbara and Kimberley


Kristen White is a Program Manager, Aboriginal Health Kimberley and Pilbara with the Kulunga Aboriginal Research Development Unit. As a member of KARDU, she is part of the team implementing the Institute’s Commitment to Aboriginal Children and Families. Her focus is on increasing Aboriginal participation and involvement in research and building strategic alliances that ensure our research responds to locally identified priorities and makes a positive difference in the lives of all Aboriginal children and families.

Before joining the Telethon Kids Institute, Kristen was the Director of Special Projects at Columbia University’s Department of Population and Family Health in the Mailman School of Public Health. She has lived and worked overseas as an international public health professional in both development and emergency settings with a focus on care and support for children and youth affected by HIV/AIDS, refugee mental health and psychosocial support, and food security. More recently she has been conducting research on formal and informal child protection systems in humanitarian emergencies. Trained as a lawyer, Kristen also holds both an MPH from Columbia University and an MPA from New York University.