Kristina Brown is a mixed methods researcher trained in qualitative data collection and analysis as well as quantitative analysis. Since joining the HousingWorks RI team in 2015, she has primarily tracked the intersection of Health and Housing. She was the Principal Investigator of a year-long study of the Affordable Care Act and its implications for housing. Her current research builds from her growing expertise in healthcare policy and community development, tracking the growing aging population and their housing needs in relationship to their healthcare needs. She is also the Principal Investigator on a three-year study investigating the impact of Affordable Housing on Health and Economic Wellbeing throughout Rhode Island.
Kristina holds a B.A. in Literature Analysis and a B.F.A in Studio Art from the University of Connecticut, as well as a Certificate in Community Development from Roger Williams University.