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Kathryn Hall-Trujillo

Position: Movement Leader
Categories: Movement Leader
For over thirty years, as a public health administrator, community health educator and advocate in the public and private sectors, Ms. Hall-Trujillo has been addressing the racial and gender divide in women’s access to healthcare. Her work has culminated in Birthing Project USA: The Underground Railroad for New Life, which is a global maternal and child health organization. Her experience in understanding, translating and bridging policy, administration, services delivery and client cultures have earned her national and international recognition, including CNN Hero and one of Twenty One Leaders of the 21st Century by Women E-news. Ms. Hall-Trujillo has received the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health Life Time Achievement Award and is an Ashoka Global Social Entrepreneur Fellow. She is an Independent Scholar of the Cuba Public Health System and serves on the Medical Advisory Board of IFCO, the administrator of the US Cuba Medical School Scholarship Program. She served as Ashoka Fellow in Residence for Tulane University; co-directed the development of the Public Health Leadership Program for the University of San Francisco Sacramento campus; serves as faculty at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and is visiting professor at the Cuba National School of Public Health. She is a consultant and mentor to many community leaders, students and young professionals, to whom she is affectionately know as Mama Katt.