Katrina Badger, program associate, joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2014. Committed to the health and well-being of people and communities across the country, particularly those most marginalized and with greatest needs. Focused on supporting efforts to create the conditions that allow communities and their residents to reach their best possible well-being.
Previously at Grant Thornton, Badger led a team supporting the Defense Health Board, a Federal Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Defense that provides independent advice and recommendations on health programs, policy, and research. This work also included strategic development of a large-scale evaluation initiative for psychological health programs across the Department of Defense.
In her role as a neighborhood liaison with the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement in New Orleans and was director of operations for REACH NOLA, a New Orleans nonprofit, Badger developed and implemented innovative programs that improve equity in access to quality care for people with limited English proficiency and their families.
Badger earned her MPH and MSW from Tulane University and a BA in Anthropology from Howard University. She was a Fulbright Fellow at Mahidol University and Chiang Mai University in Thailand, where she conducted qualitative research with HIV positive lay health workers on stigma, community prevention education, treatment, and care.