Kristen joined the program as a full-time faculty member in January of 2022. She earned her MPAS degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE in 2006. Prior to joining UND, she practiced in an Internal Medicine clinic in Fargo, ND for nearly 15 years. She continues to see patients one day per week in a Family Medicine clinic in Fargo, ND.
In 2021, Kristen also earned a certificate as a Lifestyle Medicine Professional from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) to focus on preventing, treating, and reversing chronic disease through evidence-based practice and behavior change.