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Center Administrator

Krystal Griffith obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Science from Loyola Marymount University in 2010.  After obtaining her undergraduate degree she worked as a research assistant for almost three years in the Geriatrics department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  During her time as a research assistant, Ms. Griffith worked on a number of studies including the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA-Stress Study), Study of Family Health, and Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS).  In 2013 Ms. Griffith left her position at UCLA to work towards obtaining her Master’s in Public Health in Health Promotion Disease Prevention at California State University Fullerton, which she earned in 2015.  While completing her graduate degree Ms. Griffith worked as a graduate research assistant for Dr. Lilia Espinoza, as well as a clinical research coordinator for Southern California Oncology Research Alliance (SCORA). Currently, Ms. Griffith is a research assistant for the Community Partners in Care (CPIC) project as well as the project manager for the Community and Patient Partnered Research Network (CPPRN) at the UCLA Center for Health Services and Society.


  • Community and Patient Partnered Research Network (CPPRN)
  • RADD
  • SB 82


  • Arevian AC, Springgate B, Jones F, Starks S, Chung B, Wennerstrom A, Jones L, Kataoka S, Griffith K, Kacsits O, Williams P, Haywood C, Kirkland A, Meyers D, Pasternak R, Simmasalam R, Tang L, Castillo E, Wells K. The Community and Patient Partnered Research Network (CPPRN): Application of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research to Promote Behavioral Health Equity. Ethnicity & Disease. In press.
  • Mango JD, Griffith K, Kacsits O, Plaia M, Santostefano A, Flores J, Haywood C, Jones A, Kirkland A, Williams P.  Commentary: Community Partner Experiences in CPPR: What Participation in Partnered Research Can Mean to Community and Patient Stakeholder. Ethnicity & Disease. In press.
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