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Public Health Epidemiology Conversations Podcast

Episode #357 Multifaceted Approach To Impactful Work, With Kristi Guillory Reid, JD

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If you mentioned author, attorney, and healthcare policy expert, you’d still be short of adequately describing our multifaceted guest! Kristi Guillory Reid has over 20 years of experience at some of the most recognizable organizations in America as a policy advisor, lawyer, DEI strategist, and author. She joins us to share her thoughts on what it means to be involved in impactful work. To begin, Dr. Huntley reminds us about what her company and this podcast aims to achieve. Then, our guest walks us through her professional background, the work she does today, when and how she first became aware of public health as a career, and why she couldn’t have picked a better vocation for herself if she tried. We also learn about the public health issues that she’s most concerned about and the ins and outs of her consulting firm. Tune in to hear the full conversation!

Meet Kristi Guillory Reid

Attorney. Healthcare Policy Expert and Champion. Author. These are just a few words that can be used to describe the multi-faceted career journey of Kristi Guillory Reid.

Kristi is a bold visionary with more than 20 years of experience in the public policy and legal sectors. She has garnered experience in all three branches of government, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations. Her unique skill set and expertise includes policy research, government relations, stakeholder engagement, and strategic communications. Kristi is known for her ability to help organizations clearly communicate their priorities to a variety of audiences and across a range of mediums.

Her career began as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF), where she worked on health policy in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. During her tenure as a PMF, she also worked in the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee and the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget. After her tenure as a PMF, she accepted a position at the Administration for Children and Families where she worked on policies to promote the economic and social well-being of children, families, and communities.

Kristi held additional senior and legal policy positions at national trade associations and patient advocacy organizations including, The Council of State Governments, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, and the Alzheimer’s Association. In these roles, she gained expertise in developing and managing federal and state policy and advocacy initiatives. Additionally, she is adept at developing practical strategies to bolster organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts and making DEI a strategic business priority.

A reading enthusiast with a passion for writing, Kristi is also the author of Harper Counts Her Blessings, a children's book that highlights the timeless importance of gratitude and thankfulness. Kristi’s writing has been published in several media outlets, including, Washington Parent, The Washington Informer, and PIVOT Magazine.

Kristi earned a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola University (New Orleans), a M.S. in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and a J.D. from Duke University. She holds a certification in Leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Northwestern University.

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Conversation Highlights

  • A reminder of what this podcast and its parent company, DrCHHuntley is all about

  • Kristi Guillory Reid's professional background and the work she's currently involved in

  • When Kristi first learned and became passionate about public health

  • Why a career in public health is the perfect fit for her

  • Understanding the public health issues that worry her the most

  • The ins and outs of her consulting business and the clients that she serves

  • A closer look at the services she offers, and how to know when it's time to give her call

  • How her understanding of public health and epidemiology has helped her impact the communities that she serves

  • Kristi's advice to anyone who is looking to forge a similar career path as hers

“Communication is very important and a large part of what organizations need to pay attention to.” — Kristi Guillory Reid

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DrCHHuntley LLC is a public health consulting firm that specializes in epidemiology consulting, supporting large nonprofit organizations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, and Florida that serve Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). We also provide nationwide public health consulting and epidemiology consulting support to BIPOC organizations across the United States.


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