Chrissy Esposito

Research and Analysis Manager

I Do This Work Because 

I care about the health of all Coloradans throughout every stage of life, from prenatal care to end-of-life-care. I believe that independent, nonpartisan research and analyses inform policies that help achieve better health for all Coloradans.

Favorite Place in Colorado

Geographical Coordinates: 39.752453, -105.206688

Favorite Reading

Anything written by Stephen King, Barbara Kingsolver, Patrick Rothfuss, or Malcolm Gladwell

Favorite Quote

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads lives only one." 
Jojen Reed, Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)

Skilled in qualitative, quantitative, and geospatial analysis, Chrissy Esposito conducts complex needs assessments, facilitation, and evaluation for CHI. Chrissy serves on the Denver Commission on Aging and leads CHI's aging and long-term care portfolio. Her additional focus areas include environmental health and veterans' health.

Chrissy led CHI's analyses for Closing the Care Gap, a report for the NextFifty Initiative outlining opportunities for employers to support and grow Colorado’s direct care workforce and Policy Recommendations to improve early diagnosis and lower the risks of Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias (ADRD) for the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. She was lead author on Options and Opportunities: An Analysis of Colorado’s Veterans Who Are Eligible for but Not Enrolled in VA Health Care. and has coauthored numerous reports that assess the local impact of climate change on human health, including: Colorado's Health and Climate Policy Agenda; Think Globally, Adapt Locally: Colorado Counties Health and Climate Index; Global Issue, Local Risk, CHI’s Health and Climate Index; and Colorado's Climate and Colorado's Health.

She earned a master’s degree in public health from the Colorado School of Public Health at Colorado State University. While at CSU, Chrissy interned at the Geospatial Centroid, where she supported graduate students, professors, and unaffiliated clients working on geospatial projects. Her graduate research involved collaborating with the Boulder County Public Health Department and performing a retrospective spatial and temporal analysis of West Nile Virus in Boulder County. She holds a bachelor’s degree in geography with a focus in geospatial and environmental analysis from Virginia Tech.

When not working hard for CHI, Chrissy enjoys volunteering for Project Angel Heart, doing the New York Times Sunday Crossword, and going on running adventures in the mountains with husband, son, and dogs.

Sample Projects:

Skills: Conducting needs assessment, evaluation, facilitation, geospatial analysis

Focus Areas:

  • Aging services and support, older adults, long-term services and supports
  • Environmental health, including climate change
  • Geospatial analytics

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