National Program Office and Multidisciplinary Track Staff

Marie Briones-Jones

Marie Briones-Jones, deputy director for the Kellogg Health Scholars Program (Multidisciplinary Track) and Kellogg Fellows in Health Policy Research. Before joining CFAH, she was a senior program associate at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies’ Health Policy Institute. Previously, Ms. Briones-Jones was a senior manager with AcademyHealth, where she served as a co-principal investigator for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant “Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Health Services Research: Pockets of Progress but a Long Way to Go” and served as an associate director at the national program offices of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research and the Picker/Commonwealth Scholars in Patient-Centered Care programs. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Ms. Briones-Jones also holds an MSHSA degree from the George Washington University.

Barbara Kivimae Krimgold

Barbara Kivimae Krimgold, senior project director, is responsible for initiatives at CFAH focused on improving health and reducing health inequalities through research, research training, policy and community action. She is the national program director of the Kellogg Health Scholars and the Kellogg Fellows in Health Policy Research programs. Before joining CFAH, she was deputy director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research and director of the Picker/Commonwealth Scholars in Patient-Centered Care programs. She also was a senior budget officer at the Office of Management and Budget and a health expert at the Senate Aging Committee. A graduate of Harvard University, she has co-authored and co-edited several books and journal articles on socioeconomic status and health.

Brandon Moore

Brandon Moore, Director of New Media, serves as CFAH, KHSP and HBNS’s IT administrator, webmaster and graphic designer/desktop publisher. He has a background in Web development and public affairs. Before coming to CFAH, he was webmaster/external relations at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. Prior to that, Brandon was an intern in the Offices of Organizational Development, Training, and Rail and Bus Training at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. He majored in psychology at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, NC.


Community Track Staff

Renee Bayer

Renee Bayer, MHSA, is the associate director of the KHSP Community Track, and former Resource Coordinator of the Community Health Scholars Program. She assists the Community Track director in programmatic components of the post-doctoral programs. She oversees the quality assurance and development of the “Community of Scholars”, including the utilization of electronic communications, support of cross-site working groups, and the development of national linkages strategies such as the Community Based Public Health Caucus. Previously, Renee served as the Community-Academic Liaison Coordinator at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice – Community-Based Public Health Program. She has had over 15 years of experience in facilitating relationships and activities between the faculty and students at the School of Public Health and community-based organizations and local health departments. Renee served as the Program Manager for multiple programs including: Michigan Public Health Training Center Graduate Student Program; Ruth Mott Community Health Careers Program; and the Community Crossroad Technology Hubs Project. She was staff liaison to the CBPR centers: the Detroit-Community Academic Urban Research Center and Prevention Research Center of Michigan. Renee serves on Board of Directors of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and the Friends of Parkside.

Toby Citrin, J.D.

Toby Citrin, J.D. is Co-Director of the Kellogg Health Scholars Program and Director of its Community Track. He is Adjunct Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Citrin has held numerous positions on public health planning, policy, and advisory bodies, and chaired the Governor’s Commission which developed Michigan’s first Public Health Code. Citrin directs the Center for Public Health and Community Genomics (, whose mission is to integrate genomics into public health practice emphasizing ethical, legal and social issues, community engagement, and the reduction of health disparities. He has played significant roles in developing and coordinating school-wide community-based public health programs, including serving as the first director of the School’s Office of Community-Based Public Health from 1990 to 2007.

Barbara Watson

Barbara Watson is the Program Administrator for the KHSP-Community Track. She is also the Program Administrator for the Community-Based Public Health (CBPH) Caucus, which includes coordinating all activities and communication for the CBPH Caucus.