Christina Mikosz, MD, MPH

Christina Mikosz

Lead Medical Officer, Division of Overdose Prevention


Areas of Expertise

  • Prescription drug overdose prevention

Christina Mikosz, MD, MPH, serves as the lead medical officer in the Health Systems and Research Branch in the Division of Overdose Prevention (DOP) at CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. She leads the Clinical Practice Team, providing leadership, planning, and guidance for clinically-focused overdose prevention programmatic efforts and research, including health system interventions, quality improvement in care delivery, linkage to care for substance use disorder treatment, and clinician engagement in addressing the overdose crisis.

Dr. Mikosz has served the CDC and multiple city/county public health jurisdictions for more than 20 years in various capacities. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of California – San Francisco (UCSF), later joined the hospital medical faculty at UCSF, and is board certified in internal medicine and public health/general preventive medicine. She received her BA degree from Northwestern University, graduated Delta Omega from the University of Illinois at Chicago with an MPH degree in Epidemiology and graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from Rush Medical College with her MD degree. She previously served as a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer. Dr. Mikosz is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and holds an adjunct faculty position at the Emory University School of Medicine.