Kirstin Lindeman is a Research Associate at the Institute for Community Health. Kirstin’s background is varied and includes experience in the fields of public health, education, and market research. Her public health experience includes evaluating behavioral health programs with a focus on community-based participatory action research methods. In this work she has extensive experience training health service consumers as evaluators. She has over ten years of experience using qualitative research methods, including conducting in-depth interviews, moderating online panels, and utilizing innovative methods such as mystery shopping.
Kirstin’s interest in public health emerged while travelling internationally and observing differences in health services and outcomes among countries and communities. This curiosity continues through her work as she strives to understand and describe the unique experiences of individuals, and to interpret the collective meaning of those experiences with the goal of improving quality and accessibility of services for those individuals.
Kirstin received her MPH from Boston University and her BA in Elementary and Special Education from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA.