Barbara Krimgold

Senior Health Program Director, Institute of Alternative Futures; Director, Kaiser Permanente Burch Minority Leadership Development Program

Barbara Krimgold, MA

Barbara Krimgold is the Founding President of the Culture of Health Equity Network at the Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF). She served as a health and social policy expert for the Resilient Cities social equity project supported by the Bertelsmann Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, the Soros Open Society, and the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities. Ms. Krimgold has served as director of the Kellogg Health Scholars Program and she maintains a website,, and a newsletter for this community of leaders: she directed the Kaiser Permanente Minority Leadership Development Program from 2010 to 2015. She also co-directed the Diversity Data project which produced “Children Left Behind: How U.S. Metropolitan Areas are Failing America’s Children.” In October 2014, she developed a website on immigrant health issues,, and convened a conference on The Social Determinants of Migrant Health at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Bellagio, Italy. Previously, Ms. Krimgold served as a federal health policy professional in the Office of Management and Budget for the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. She graduated from Harvard College and studied at Harvard’s Graduate Center for Middle Eastern Studies. In 2014, she was awarded an honorary Phi Beta Kappa by Harvard for her work on health inequities research, policy, and advocacy.