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Cristine Gutierrez, MPH, is a PHI/CDC Global Health Surveillance Fellow for CDC Central America. She will be supporting the TRACE initiative in the implementation of recent HIV infection surveillance in several countries in the region. She earned a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Purdue University. While obtaining her MPH, Cristine contributed to a breast and cervical cancer screening program and a metal exposure surveillance program, both targeted at underserved and largely migrant communities in Houston, Texas. Prior to beginning the fellowship, she was activated for the Harris County Public Health COVID-19 emergency response, where she worked as an Epidemiologist and Team Lead for the COVID-19 contact tracing initiative. Cristine is passionate about health equity, as well as social and environmental justice for marginalized populations.

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program is implemented for CDC by the Public Health Institute and its partner Consortium of Universities for Global Health.


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