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Gisela Medina Martinez

NCICP Speaker

With over nine years of experience in public health program evaluation, Gisela Medina Martínez is a dedicated professional specializing in health systems research and program evaluation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As a Public Health Analyst (PHA) at the CDC for over five years, she leverages her evaluation expertise to tackle the complexities of adult immunization and infectious diseases. Collaborating with various scientific, medical, and governmental entities, Gisela has spearheaded the development, implementation, and assessment of evidence-based interventions aimed at promoting health equity and mitigating disparities among medically underserved populations. Her extensive involvement in emergency preparedness and response includes deployments to support multiple state and local health departments during COVID-19, disaster recovery efforts, and zika emergency responses. Gisela possesses extensive experience in effectively engaging with diverse communities, underscoring her passion for advancing culturally responsive and community-driven public health initiatives. Gisela earned her MS degree in Health Systems Research and Program Evaluation from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, and her BS degree in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.