Krystal Sarcone


Krystal Sarcone, MPH



Brown University - Providence, RI

Master in Public Affairs (MPA) Candidate, Global Policy Anticipated May 2018

Brown University - Providence, RI  

Master in Public Health (MPH), Global Health May 2017

Oxford seminars - Manhattan, NY

100-hour (TESOL, TESL, & TEFLTeaching English to Speakers of Other- Second- & Foreign- Languages  June 2012

Ithaca College - Ithaca, NY

Bachelor in Science (BS), Community Health Education May 2009



Fluent Spanish. Intermediate Arabic and Portuguese. Elementary ASL & Swahili & French

Data Management software:

SPSS, STATA, SCTR, PS Reporter, Crystal Reports, ArcGIS, Qualtrics, Illume, NVivo

Web design & BRANDING:

SEO, Website Design, & Social Media Branding

Dreamweaver, Basic HTML, Joomla, WordPress, Elementary Python, SEO

Clinical software:

Meditech, Patterson Eaglesoft, ePACES, CliniCis, Clinstar, E-Clinical Works (EcW)


SpineHope Executive Director Sept 2013 – Jan 2015

COLOMBIA, Costa Rica, Nicaragua & Nigeria

  • Oversaw and executed the necessary duties to keep the nonprofit fulfilling its mission and meeting financial, legal and ethical responsibilities to its patients, donors, host hospitals, and board

  • Managed two international partnerships, vetted new opportunities and launched a domestic hub program

  • Maintained a balanced budget, spearheaded fundraising, grant-writing, and marketing efforts

  • Scouted new professionals, conducted board meetings, and guided strategic development

Global Spine Outreach Co-Founder March 2013 – Sept 2013

Poland & Colombia

  • Completed all state and federal paperwork to incorporate and apply for 501(c)3 nonprofit status

  • Launched and coordinated innaugeral medical trip to Poznan, Poland 

Butterfly Foundation Coordinator Feb 2009 – May 2013

China, Vietnam & Dominican Republic

  • Organized pre-departure arrangements, i.e. hotel, flight, visas, conference abstracts for medical missions and teams of 6-32 volunteers

  • Operated as an in-country coordinator for pre-operative testing, surgery scheduling, and clinical research for upwards of 35 patients

  • Supported staff through direct translation and serving as a liaison between local & visiting professionals

Open Doors Medical Center Patient Advocate Nov 2010-July 2011

Ossining, New York

  • Administered one-on-one educational sessions with patients of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes

  • Worked with medical providers and state funded services, to assess patient’s eligibility for cancer screening programs and facilitated the application for welfare and medical aid programs. 

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Dean of Residential Life Summer 2011

Kowloon, Hong Kong

  • Oversaw a team of 12 residential assistants and 1 senior residential assistant

  • Coordinated day-to-day operations of the residential and recreational programing for close to 300 students from aged 11-16, involving: arranging room assignments, orientation, developing work schedules, conducting ongoing performance evaluation etc.

  • Served as a bridge between resident assistants and administrators, leading daily staff meetings, addressing issues promptly and with professionalism, managing inventory, and conducting staff evaluations

Hospital for Special Surgery Research Coordinator July 2009-March 2010

New York, New York

  • Generated longitudinal research analyzing how quality of life improves post-arthroplasty surgery

  • Improved the efficiency of data entry and patient tracking of over 12,000 hip, knee and shoulder replacements

  • Managed the intake of new consenting patients scheduled for joint replacement, resurfacing or revision

  • Utilized research databases to help facilitate a 5-year follow up evaluations of participating patients



Working Papers

  • Marginalized Consumers: Exploring Disability, Body Image, and Clothing Consumption

  • Spatial Correlation between Health Site Prevalence and Incidence of Malaria

  • Among US adults, veteran status of any branch affiliation is associated with increased incidence of any/all cancers

  • Medical screening Protocols & Practices Need Revising for Asylum Seeking populations in Germany


  • Wearable Kouture: An apparel startup focused on creating clothing and products better designed to be functional and fashionable.

  • Safariable: A travel startup focused on providing high-quality boutique group excursions to incredible destinations around the globe.

  • AirBNB:

  • Ceci's Jargon: A side tutoring gig utilizing my experience with teaching and certification. I've tutored ESL for Italian, Spanish, Korean, Arabic and I also teach Spanish to English speakers.


  • Public Health Research Day Brown University April 2018 *Poster Presenter

  • APPAM Regional Student Conference Claremont University March 2018 *Panelist & Poster Presenter

  • NAGPS Graduate Research Methods Forum Syracuse University November 2017 *Panelist & Poster Presenter

  • Better World By Design Rhode Island School for Design (RISD) September 2017 *Workshop Leader

  • Young Scholars Conference Brown University October 2017 *Conference Coordinator

  • Women's Empowerment Conference WE@Brown March 2017 *Attendee

  • Entrepreneurship at the Intersection of Diversity & Inequality Brown University December 2016 *Panelist

  • Unite for Sight Yale University April 2007 & 2013 *Attendee

  • Gautier Hospital Spine Conference, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic October 2011-2012 *Host

  • Spine Society of Ho Chi Minh City Conference, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam December 2009-2012 *Host

  • James J. Whalen Academic Symposium, Ithaca College April 2008 *Presenter

  • Women in Leadership Experience, Seneca Falls March 2007 *Attendee

  • Kyoto First Meeting of the Parties Framework Convention Montreal December 2005 *Attendee

  • Peer AIDS Education Training, North Shore University Hospital May 2005 *District Coordinator


  • hospital st. gilbert de neufontaines - october 2011 - Port-au-prince haiti

    • Shadowed Dr. Philippeaux during routine visits to local private and public government hospitals and clinics and observed local medical and health education practices, trends, and culture of care; and assisted with ancillary secretarial tasks

  • Amor & Felicidad ORPHAN Services - Summer 2008 & 2010 - morocco

    • Conducted research pertaining to the health status of externally placed orphans in the urban area of Tétouan and analyzed the organizations ability to meet the needs of the orphans in each of the various components of wellness

  • Ambulance corp - 2010 - beacon, ny

    • Served as a non-professional volunteer, serving during weekly shifts and accompanying rides for emergency calls supporting EMT and Paramedic staff

  • cross cultural solutions - 2004 & 2010 - tanzania & morocco

    • Tanzania- Taught English at Kariwa primary school to a four classrooms of 30+ students at levels two through six

      • Continued an ongoing pen-pal system between Kariwa Primary and U.S.A. based elementary schools

    • Morocco- Taught English at a refugee center in Rabat to a class of about 10 advanced level English learners

  • INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE CENTER - fall 2008 - summer 2009 - Ithaca, NY

    • Worked as a pharmacy and clerical assistant in acupuncture practice. Maintained and organized the herbal pharmacy and also mixed and filled herbal supplements under supervision of the practitioner

  • ADVOCACY CENTER - fall 2008 - summer 2009 - ithaca, ny

    • Coordinator task force meetings, planning and logistics including speakers, permits etc. for the annual "Take Back The Night" event


  • APPAM Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

  • APHA American Public Health Association

  • RIPHA Rhode Island Public Health Association



brown university



  • BSL & CPR Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • Oxford TESOL, TESL, & TEFL 100-hr Certification

  • North Shore Hospital Peer AIDS Education Certification