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Crystal Ng

Pronouns: She/Her

Senior Research Scientist

Crystal is an experienced leader in strengthening health & scientific communications, health workforce, health systems, and monitoring & evaluation globally and in the U.S.

Crystal focuses on developing practical, evidence-informed, and culturally responsive tools and resources to deliver audience-centered health information and interventions. She has led collaborations across sectors, cultures, and countries, from updating national strategic plans to assessing evidence to developing informational, educational, and advocacy resources.

At NORC, Crystal leads the development and dissemination of provider readiness materials for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and communication materials to promote mental and emotional well-being among teachers, school staff, and administrators for the CDC Foundation. She has also led strategic communications initiatives for federal clients including CDC’s Center for State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Support (CSTLTS) and the Division of Strategic Planning within HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE).

Crystal manages NORC’s support to the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) to evaluate its adult immunization efforts and provides technical assistance on a variety of topics, including implementation research for CDC/NCIRD to improve provider communications with Black patients about immunizations and evaluation support to HHS’ Office of Minority Health (OMH) for community-driven efforts to address structural racism and health disparities.

Previously, she managed technical communications for the nonprofit that developed the first approved long-acting and woman-controlled HIV prevention product. Additional prior experience includes health workforce and systems strengthening projects and policy and program analysis across Africa and Asia.



Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Honors & Awards

Sommer Scholar | 2009 - 2010

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Project Contributions

HHS OMH Performance Improvement Management System

Identifying best and promising practices to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities


DHHS Office of Minority Health

Evaluating CDC’s Approaches to Enhancing Adult Immunization Uptake

A culturally responsive evaluation of CDC’s efforts to boost adult immunization uptake and advance equity


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention