Kristen Bole

Director – Clinical Communications, Public Affairs

Headshot, Kristen Bole.

As director of clinical communications, Kristen Bole leads a team of communications and media relations professionals for the UCSF clinical enterprise, UCSF Health, which includes UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, as well as other affiliates throughout Northern California. An award-winning business reporter and editor, Kristen joined UCSF in 2007 after nearly 20 years of experience in business journalism, executive staffing and public relations in health and science. Her career has taken her around the world, ranging from the Peace Corps in the Central African Republic to her master’s research in Central American rain forests, to a stint helping start up a business newspaper in Bangkok. Kristen holds degrees from Cornell University (BA, English) and Columbia University (MS, Journalism).