KRISTIN NASH, MPH
Executive Director -
William G. Nash Foundation
Kristin Nash, MPH, and her family started the William G. Nash Foundation, a 501(c)(3), to honor her son’s life and legacy, including work on harm reduction, drug education and psychedelic safety, as well as support for young entrepreneurs making a social impact.
Previously, Kristin worked in global public health, developing programs to support the sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls and young women, including overseeing a USAID grant to combat gender inequity, HIV transmission and early pregnancy among orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi.
Kristin’s research and writing have been published in the peer-reviewed journal, Reproductive Health (Jan. 2019) and presented at the International AIDS Society, Global Health and Innovation, and National Harm Reduction Coalition conferences. Her other work includes serving on the Marin County Human Rights Commission where she advocated for social justice and equity. Kristin holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Washington and a BA in journalism and international relations from the University of Southern California.
Articles and Opinion-Editiorials
The Mercury News - July 2023
Marin Independent Journal - Feb 2018
Marin Independent Journal - Oct 2016
Presentations and Speaking
Seen in the documentary: Screenagers: Under the Influence
- Nationwide Release, April 2023
An Ethical Journey Through Altered States
Opening Panel: Exploring the Potential for Harm When Working with Altered States of Consciousness -Erica Siegal, LCSW; Katherine MacLean, PhD; Leia Friedwoman, MS; Kristin Nash, MPH.
- Palm Springs, CA, November 17-18, 2022
Annual Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference
- Burlington Vermont, October 16, 2023
National Association of College and University Attorneys
- Washington DC, November 9-10, 2023
Abstracts and Research Papers
Steven Tate, Nicolas Garel, Kristin Nash, Anna Lembke.
- medRxiv, August 20, 2023
Nina Christie, Jason Ortiz, Rob Hoffman, Kristin Nash.
- National Harm Reduction Coalition Conference Poster and Oral Presentation, October 13-16, 2023
Mawa Girls: Creating Healthy Futures through Empowerment, Education, and Psychosocial Support
Kristin Nash, Elizabeth Geoffroy, Annie Sekani, Ntoli Moletsane.
- Global Health and Innovation Conference Poster, April 4-5, 2020
Kristin Nash, Gabrielle O’Malley, Elizabeth Geoffroy, Ellen Schell, Alice Bvumbwe, Donna Denno.
- Reproductive Health, January 25, 2019
“Using the power of football to test young people for and educate them about HIV in rural Malawi.”
Nelson Khozomba, Kondwani Kanjelo, Sarah Miller, Joyce Jere, Elizabeth Geoffroy, Kristin Nash, Ellen Schell.
- International AIDS Society Conference Poster, July 23-27, 2018
KQED "Cal Matters" - August 30, 2023
Screenagers' "Tech Talk Tuesdays" - July 25, 2023
The Microdose - January 17, 2022
The Lucid News - April 4, 2023