Christina Badaracco advises clients on quality landscape developments, healthcare quality improvement, and performance measurement.
As a registered dietitian with experience in nutrition support, education, and counseling as well as program design and evaluation, she applies her research and clinical expertise to support a broad range of life sciences projects for Avalere’s Center for Healthcare Transformation.
Prior to joining Avalere, Christina was a research consultant at The Lexicon of Sustainability, where she developed and analyzed a survey of leaders in the food-is-medicine movement to identify gaps and emerging opportunities for further elevating the role of food and nutrition in healthcare. Her extensive writing about nutrition, agriculture, and healthy cooking has included a book about the farm bill and four cookbooks for the Transamerica Institute. She completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, including an elective rotation with the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and Culinary Institute of America to survey Boston’s many teaching kitchens. She also regularly teaches patients, medical students, and the public about nutrition and healthy cooking.
Christina has an MPH in public health nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley, and an AB in ecology and evolutionary biology from Princeton University.