1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (202) 789-1050
Fax: (202) 789-1895
kvarol@ceph.org

Kristen received her Master of Public Health degree in health behavior and health promotion from Ohio State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in print journalism from California State University, Long Beach.

At CEPH, her primary responsibility is to oversee and carry out all needed tasks to ensure that the accreditation review process for schools and programs proceeds smoothly. This includes coordinating site visits, corresponding with school/program constituents and volunteer site visitors and writing and editing site team reports. She provides technical assistance to inquirer, applicant and accredited schools/programs on CEPH criteria interpretation and procedures and provides information to members of the public on accreditation and accredited public health programs. Kristen provides detailed, on-site consultation to schools and programs, and she assists with conducting training sessions for schools/programs and site visitors on topics as needed, including developing training materials.

Before joining CEPH, Kristen worked as a technical editor for an environmental consulting firm where she wrote, edited and performed quality assurance on documents produced by the company. She also provided graphic design support, coordinated conference materials and maintained internal databases. Kristen has also worked as a magazine editor for print and online publications.