Krista Proia, MPH

PEO Deputy Director

Krista Proia

Krista Proia is the Deputy Director for CDC’s Program, Performance, and Evaluation Office (PEO), which helps CDC programs and external partners achieve the greatest possible health impact. PEO works across CDC to help programs with strategy, development of funding announcements, performance improvement, and program evaluation. She collaborates across CDC through PEO’s role as a liaison for the Director and Deputy Director to guide and advance the work of programs, connect programs with Office of the Director resources and relationships.

Krista joined PEO in 2023 after working as a Senior Health Behavioral Scientist in the Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) where she applied research translation, implementation science, and behavioral science principles to her work in preventing and managing type 2 diabetes. She led multiple applied research and knowledge synthesis projects to translate the best available evidence for type 2 diabetes prevention and management strategies. Krista also served multiple leadership rotations on the CDC COVID-19 Emergency Response as Deputy for the Community Interventions and Critical Populations Task Force in 2020 and 2021. Prior to joining DDT, Krista was an ORISE Fellow and government contractor where she worked as a Health Scientist with the Community Guide Office leading the cardiovascular disease prevention systematic reviews, the findings of which served as the basis for recommendations made by the Community Preventive Services Task Force.

Krista received her Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Behavioral Science and Health Education from Emory University and her Bachelor of Health Science degree from the University of Florida.