As Senior Principal Consultant for Kaiser Permanente (KP) Care Management Institute (CMI) Obesity Prevention and Treatment & Behavior Change portfolio, Trina Histon, PhD, is committed to finding a public health approach for the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity in children, adolescents, and adults. Histon collaborates with clinicians, researchers, insurers, and policymakers in an effort to identify practical, effective, non-surgical and surgical approaches for the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity.
Dr. Histon has been with Kaiser Permanente for the past 15 years. She joined KP’s Care Management Institute in 1998 and led the development of the first Depression Care Management Program. In 2002, CMI launched the Weight Management Initiative which Dr. Histon has co-led with Dr. Keith Bachman. She currently serves as faculty for NICHQ’s Healthy Weight Collaborative as well as CDC’s Healthy Hospital Task Force. She was a founding member of The Obesity Society’s section on health services research as well as serving on the The Society’s Advocacy Task Force. In addition, she and Dr. Bachman served on NCQA’s Measurement Advisory Panel for the development Weight Management metrics. Dr. Histon also works in the area of Clinical Pathway Improvement and has collaborated on a number of projects in a variety of clinical areas and settings. Dr. Histon also completed Intermountain Healthcare’s Advanced Training Program in Clinical Pathway Improvement in 2009. Histon is also a member of the Society for Behavioral Medicine.
Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Histon managed research projects designed to improve the quality of care delivered by providers for the Pacific Business Group on Health in San Francisco.
Dr. Histon attended the University College Cork, in Ireland, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in applied psychology and her Doctorate in health psychology. She went on to work as the lead for Cork University’s Master of Health Psychology program, and served as Associate Professor for the University’s Bachelor of Arts undergraduate program for mature students. Working with the University hospital, Dr. Histon also designed and conducted research to create CABG/MI intervention programs.
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