Kristi Roybal

Kristi Roybal

PhD Student


children and youth, community organizing and community development, disparities, environment, health and wellness, housing and homelessness, marginalized populations, poverty, social justice

Professional Biography

Kristi Roybal, a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Social Work, holds a BA in psychology from Boston College and both an MSW in community social work and an MA in international human rights from the University of Denver. Roybal's post-MSW experience includes service coordination with residents at an affordable housing community, adult protection casework and crisis intervention.

Most recently, Roybal coordinated early intervention services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities in Spokane, Washington. Throughout Roybal's master's programs and social work practice, she has developed interest in the relationship between the physical environment and health and well-being. Roybal is also broadly interested in the social determinants of maternal and child health and is currently exploring how urban neighborhood environments impact maternal health, birth outcomes and early childhood development.


  • MSW and MA, University of Denver