Kirsten Aspengren, M.S.W. (she/her)

  • Director of Operations, Center for Health Systems Effectiveness, School of Medicine


Kirsten joined the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness in December 2021. She leads all non-research functions of the center. Before coming to CHSE she oversaw refugee resettlement and behavioral health programs throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Aspengren has a background in nonprofit management including work in health policy, educational policy and harm reduction services. Throughout her career, Kirsten has focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, committing to an anti-racist growth mindset both personally and professionally.

Education and training

    • M.S.W., 1997, Fordham University
    • B.S., 1992, University of Oregon