Christina Cherel, MPH

Senior Program Officer
(410) 502-8956

Christina Cherel, MPH, is a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she manages communications around reproductive health research, advocacy, and programs in the Global South. Christina also serves as the Communications Chair for the International Conference on Family Planning (, the largest scientific conference dedicated to family planning and reproductive health in the world.

Prior to joining the Gates Institute, Christina worked at the National Women’s Health Network where she developed and implemented a program of federal legislative and regulatory advocacy focused on reducing women’s exposure to unnecessary drug and medical treatment risks. Christina has volunteered in rural Kenya developing M&E strategies to improve maternal and child health programs in the region; with Peer Health Exchange as a sexual health peer educator in Boston high schools; and at Crusaid, a London-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping poor and marginalized people affected by HIV/AIDS. 

Christina is a proud graduate of Boston University, receiving both her MPH in maternal and child health and BA with honors in international relations.