Kandra Strauss-Riggs MPH

Kandra Strauss-Riggs MPH

Kandra Strauss-Riggs

Name: Kandra Strauss-Riggs MPH

Department of Primary Appointment: National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
Position: Leadership
Title: Operations Director

Email: kandra.strauss-riggs.ctr@usuhs.edu (link sends e-mail)

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Ms. Strauss-Riggs provides guidance to the Center team as she works with them to develop the academic program of the National Center. Kandra is particularly interested in the needs of children in disasters and in building resilience at the local level. Ms. Strauss-Riggs also serves as an Adjunct Instructor at the Boston University Healthcare Emergency Management Program in the BU School of Medicine.

Prior to joining the National Center, Ms. Strauss-Riggs served as Program Director for Research at the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) where she coordinated the growth of A.S.P.E.N.'s complex research program in nutrition support. Earlier in her career, Kandra served as a Project Coordinator with the National Education Association's Health Information Network where she implemented and evaluated programs serving the health education needs of the NEA's 3.2 million members.

Ms. Strauss-Riggs has a bachelor's degree in sociology/anthropology from Guilford College and a Master's in Public Health degree from George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. She has two young children, Noah and Madeleine.