College of Health and Human Performance

Kristine S. Calderon (MHEB ’97, Ph.D. ’00 )

Former health education administrator at NASA Kennedy Space Center

Kristine S. Calderon (MHEB ’97, Ph.D. ’00 )

Kristine “Kris” S. Calderon, Ph.D., has worked in the fields of health education, wellness and disease management for more than 20 years. She is a certified health education specialist and completed a post-doctorate in hypertension via a National Institutes of Health grant from UF College of Nursing. Dr. Calderon was also an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health.

Calderon left academia and accepted the position of health education administrator for the NASA Kennedy Space Center, bringing worksite wellness and disease management programs to more than 25,000 NASA and contract employees prior to the space shuttle program’s retirement. After leaving the Kennedy Space Center, Calderon continued to work in medical education, securing pharmaceutical funding for numerous provider education programs. She later worked as the director of Population Health Programs for a commercial healthcare payer group.

Calderon is currently the senior strategist and researcher on the TMF Health Quality Institute Innovation team, where she provides quality improvement programs, services and research to more than 6.5 million Medicare beneficiaries.

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