Serena Vinter, MHS
Serena Vinter is the 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, Serena leads the Center’s global strategy to engage with key stakeholders, maintain CDC’s brand globally, and enhance country office and partner country capacity. Her diverse teams work on government relations, policy development, communications, media engagement, multisectoral partnerships, and multilateral relationships to raise awareness of CDC’s global health programs that improve life for hundreds of millions of people every year.
Previously, 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 is fluent in Spanish and, before coming to CDC in 2010, she worked as a reporter for diverse media outlets, including Dow Jones Newswires and Voice of America in Argentina.
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.