Kinda works in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Influenza Division International Program, providing technical support on influenza surveillance capacity building and response in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean and Pan American Regions. Prior to joining the Influenza Division, Kinda worked in CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) where she provided direct support to appointed U.S. state, local, and territorial health officials.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and Behavior from the University of Georgia and a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
Kinda’s areas of interest are in infectious disease epidemiology and refugee/migrant health. She hopes to leverage her DrPH to better lead and support multi-sectoral approaches to public health and the intersections of epidemiology and program development.