Kristen MacKay is a Senior Health Project Coordinator/CBA Coordinator for the Center for Community Practice (CCP) with the University of Rochester Medical Center. In this role, she coordinates reactive Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) requests, provides tailored workshops and other technical assistance, and facilitates trainings for the Upstate Regional Training Center (RTC) program funded by the NYS AIDS Institute.
Kristen has been working in the field of HIV and STI prevention for over 20 years, starting in high school as a trained youth HIV educator. Prior to joining the CCP team, Kristen worked as a program manager, where she led grant-funded educational and supportive services programs at a community-based organization (CBO). Kristen earned her Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of New England. She is passionate about health literacy, health equity and justice, addressing stigma, and ending the HIV epidemic.
Areas of Interest/Expertise:
Health Literacy, LGB Health, Trans & GNC (TGNC) Health, HIV & Aging, Rural Communities, Viral Hepatitis (including co-infection of Hepatitis C and HIV),Trauma Informed Care, Harm Reduction, HIV Testing & Linkage to Care, Motivational Interviewing, Stage-Based Counseling, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Sexual Health