Kristy has been a Public Health Advisor at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2011. She currently leads the Capacity Building and Program Implementation team within the Global Noncommunicable Disease Branch in the Center for Global Health. In this position, she is instrumental in CDC’s participation in the development and implementation of the Global Hearts Initiative and the HEARTS technical package, a strategic approach to reduce cardiovascular diseases globally.
Kristy started her career in public health as a Peace Corps volunteer supporting a local health center in rural Guatemala.
Previously she led the resource allocation process and analysis in CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and participated in CDC’s Ebola outbreak response, deploying to Sierra Leone in 2014.
Kristy received her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and graduate degree in Economics from Georgia State University’s Masters International Program, receiving the University’s Torch of Peace award in 2010 for her outstanding contributions while serving in Guatemala.
She has a keen interest in global public health and aims to gain a deeper acumen of the field to effectively navigate practical application of public health principles. With the DrPH, Kristy wants to catalyze on her experience to shape other public health programs to make a larger and long-standing impact.