About ICF
Christina H. Zurla
Partner, Public Health Communications
Christina is an expert in public health communications with more than 15 years of experience.

Christina leads 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. 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.

She currently manages our drug overdose communications portfolio, bringing strength in strategic development and message creation for drug and opioid overdose prevention efforts. In addition to knowledge of substance use, Christina has worked on critical public health issues such as mental health promotion, suicide prevention, disaster recovery, HIV prevention, and smoking cessation. Her work has touched nearly every audience, including youth and young adults, parents and caregivers, and American Indians/Alaska Natives. She also has worked developed campaigns for healthcare providers; emergency departments; and federal, state, and community-based prevention organizations.

Previously, Christina held positions at the Pew Charitable Trusts, Gallup, and Porter Novelli, where she helped develop and launch public health communications campaigns and efforts. Her clients included the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Centers for Disease Control, the American Cancer Society, Glaxo Smith Klein, and the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. In 2018, PR Week named her one of their “40 under 40.”

  • B.A., American University