Kristen Ukeomah is a Policy Research Assistant at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, supporting work across the Health Care Transformation workstream. Prior to assuming this role, she was an Associate for Strategy&, a part of the PwC network, for their Health Transformation practice. She comes to the center from the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a B.A. in Health and Societies, with a concentration in Health Policy and Law, and a minor in American Public Policy. Her past research includes evaluating the social construction of the crack cocaine epidemic as a criminal phenomenon as opposed to a health crisis.