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Kristin MacDonald

Kristin MacDonald

PhD HSOR Student

Kristin MacDonald received her Master’s degree in Health Care Policy & Management from Stony Brook University in 2009. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings including as a nursing home administrator, adult care home administrator, and clinical nutritionist.  Most recently, she has been an Adjunct Instructor at Methodist University and Owner/Dietitian at Health Appetites Nutrition Counseling, LLC.  In the Instructor role, she taught classes in the Health Care Administration Program, guided students through research projects, and was the recipient of the "Excellence in Service to Students Award."  As an adult care home administrator Kristin’s organization was featured in U.S. News and World Reports’ “Best Nursing Homes” list, receiving a 5-star rating for health inspections, staffing and quality measures.  She also guided this facility through a ‘zero-deficiency’ state survey in 2012 and her organization received state-level recognition for adoption of person-centered care.


Clement, J., MacDonald, KM. 2022. Is Skilled Nursing Facility Financial Status Related to Readmission Rate Improvement? Journal of Healthcare Management, forthcoming