Serena Vinter, MHS
Serena Vinter is the Acting Deputy Director for Strategy, Policy and Communications for the Center for Global Health (CGH) at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this role, she serves as the principal global health policy advisor to the CGH Director and as a member of the senior staff with responsibility for participating in the determination of CDC’s global health objectives and priorities. Before assuming the acting role in October 2017, Ms. Vinter served as the Associate Director for Policy for the Center for Global Health and was responsible for developing and maintaining executive and legislative relations, leading strategic planning, directing the annual global health budget submission, managing executive-level visits on behalf of the agency, and developing and sustaining partnerships.
Ms. Vinter joined the agency in October 2010 and has worked in key policy positions supporting partnership development and executive and legislative relations with both the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) and the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR). She held leadership roles during both the 2014 Ebola Response and the 2016 Zika Virus Response.
Prior to joining CDC in 2010, Ms. Vinter was a Senior Research Associate with Trust for America’s Health, where she was responsible for leading the development of policy and communications products for public health preparedness and response, infectious diseases, and public health funding.
Ms. Vinter has a Master of Health Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Davidson College.