Kristin K. Gundersen

Kristin Kay Gundersen, M.S.W. is a Research Program Manager in the Division of Global Public Health at the University of California San Diego. Under Dr. Jamila K. Stockman, Kristin manages various research studies on the role of intimate partner violence (IPV) and substance abuse among low-income, underserved, vulnerable women.

Prior to working at UC San Diego, Kristin was a Research Fellow at the University of Southern California where she conducted research on issues pertaining to trauma, sexual violence, and rape culture. She also served as a Research Laboratory Manager at the University of California Irvine in the School of Ecology where she managed and conducted studies on resilience and wellbeing. Kristin holds a Master of Social Work with a concentration in community, organization, planning, and administration from the University of Southern California and an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California Irvine.

Kristin Kay Gundersen is deeply committed to high-caliber research, program development, reducing health inequalities, and in educating and empowering individuals how to thrive through life's challenges.