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Christina Zurla
Partner, Health Communications

Christina has nearly 15 years of experience leading large, complex public health communications campaigns that help federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private-sector entities address some of our nation’s most critical public health issues. She brings strength in strategy development and developing messages for substance use prevention efforts, including opioids. She currently manages ICF’s opioid communications portfolio with clients including HHS, SAMHSA, and CDC. In addition to knowledge of substance use, Christina has worked on critical public health issues such as suicide prevention, disaster recovery, HIV prevention, and smoking cessation, to name a few. Her work has touched nearly every audience including youth and young adults, parents and caregivers, healthcare providers, emergency departments, federal partners and national stakeholders, and community-based prevention organizations.

Prior to joining ICF, Christina held positions at the Pew Charitable Trusts, Gallup, and Porter Novelli where she helped develop and launch numerous public health communications campaigns and efforts. Her clients included FEMA, CDC, HHS, SAMHSA, The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the American Cancer Society, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Glaxo Smith Klein, the Office of the Surgeon General, and the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, among others. A seasoned and passionate professional, Christina has dedicated her career to working directly with communities on the ground and at the national level to help get important health messages to those who need them most.

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