Christina Mikosz, MD

Christina Mikosz

Medical Officer, Division of Overdose Prevention


Areas of Expertise

  • Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention

Dr. Christina Mikosz is a Medical Officer on the Opioid Overdose Health Systems team in the Division of Overdose Prevention at CDC’s Injury Center. In her current role, Dr. Mikosz leads efforts related to the implementation of the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain particularly around clinician training and education in best practices in opioid prescribing. She also provides technical expertise to states on CDC Guideline-concordant care to support ongoing overdose prevention work and conducts research on opioid prescribing practices, among other activities.

Prior to her current position at CDC, Dr. Mikosz worked in two different county public health departments in California, where she spearheaded efforts to study and improve the quality of healthcare service delivery. She completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California – San Francisco, later joining the hospital medicine faculty there, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She received her BA at Northwestern University, her MPH from the University of Illinois at Chicago, her medical degree from Rush Medical College, and also previously served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer with the CDC. Dr. Mikosz is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.