Our Team

Research Team


Kristen Mancinelli, MSPH

Director of Communications

Kristen Mancinelli earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry from New York University and her masters in public health and nutrition from Columbia University. Along the way, Kristen also became a registered dietitian.

Kristen’s career includes time spent conducting and disseminating research to improve population health. While in graduate school she served as a research assistant on an NIH-funded randomized controlled trial of a health education intervention to increase rates of retinopathy screening among diabetics. As manager of policy and government relations at City Harvest, Kristen leveraged research on hunger and food insecurity to develop educational and advocacy programs to improve food security among vulnerable populations in New York City. In addition, Kristen has ten years of experience in health research and writing that includes authoring two books on nutrition, and writing/contributing to numerous health-focused print and digital publications.

Kristen believes that health education should always precede the delivery of healthcare, so that patients can make informed decisions about their healthcare treatment options. Kristen was motivated to co-found the Center for Fertility Research and Education to close the tremendous gap in knowledge about fertility and age-related fertility decline among women in their fertile years, and so that women can make evidence-based decisions to guide their family-building plans and potential use of fertility preservation options.