Program Manager, Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery
Christine Ortiz Gumina is a Program Manager for Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery (EPRR). Christine manages projects with topics that range from infection prevention and control to environmental health and disaster mortality surveillance.
Christine is also a Climate and Health Ambassador. Her passion for public health, and specifically the impacts of climate change on public health, stems from her personal experience with hurricane, and an interest in other climate change impacts such as wildfires, and flooding. She is driven by the desire to ensure that everyone no matter their social, racial, or economic background, has access to clean air, safe water and food, and healthy housing.
Prior to joining NNPHI, Christine was a project coordinator with the National Environmental Health Association working on a variety of environmental health capacity building projects ranging from emergency preparedness to building a student environmental health workforce pipeline.
She has previously held positions as an Environmental Health Specialist at the Norfolk Department of Health focused on community outreach in a variety of environmental health areas and as an intern with the Intergovernmental Pilot Project (IPP) with the Center of Sea Level at Old Dominion University. Her analysis on Climate Change and Environmental Health Effects in the Hampton Roads Region was part of the overall IPP report sent to the White House. Christine holds a master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Global Environmental Health from Eastern Virginia Medical School/Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.