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Health Literacy Education Manager

Christina Goalby


As the Manager of Transplant Initiatives and Lead Trainer, Christina primarily works with our partners in kidney transplant and living donation.

Having spent years as a nephrology social worker, Christina has experience working with ESRD patients, their loved ones, and providers who serve them.  Through our transplant initiatives, we partner with the renal community to collaborate on ways to help our patients make informed treatment choices about dialysis, transplant and living donation.

Christina has extensive experience developing and delivering transplant and living donation education using health literacy techniques and principles.  Starting her career over 20 years ago as a dialysis social worker, where she served as the Divisional Lead for DaVita, co-chair of the CNSW Chapter, Christina went on to work at Washington University School of Medicine where she became the co-creator of the Explore Transplant Dialysis Provider Training.  To date, Christina has educated over 7500 dialysis providers serving over 26,000 ESRD patients.  She continues to work tirelessly on new and innovative ways to help patients pursue treatment plans that are right for them.

Christina holds a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree in Health from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and her bachelor's degree in human environmental sciences from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

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