Christopher DeVore comes to the APAICS Fellowship program with nearly four years of professional public health experience with the federal government. As a former Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Christopher was responsible for managing legislative and budget issues. He primarily focused on the Strategic National Stockpile, a national repository of life-saving medicines and supplies that can be deployed anywhere in the U.S. during a public health emergency, and the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement which provides critical funding for state, local, and territorial public health departments to develop preparedness capacity.
Prior to the CDC, Christopher worked as an Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, he provided administrative support to the Assistant Secretary during various public health emergencies including the 2014 Ebola outbreak, Flint, Michigan water crisis, and Zika Virus outbreak.
Additionally, Christopher serves as a volunteer Co-Chair for a policy work group at the National Academies’ Genetic Population Health Action Collaborative. The work group seeks to address the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetic screening for common disorders such as hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and familial hypercholesterolemia. Christopher’s ongoing work with the group has resulted in a publication in the May 2018 special issue of Health Affairs.
Christopher is an alumnus of the New Leaders Council. He joined the organization at the Atlanta Chapter as a member of the 2017 Fellowship cohort and most recently served as their Co-Director of Communications from 2017-2018. In May 2018, Christopher was a recipient of the YoungGov40 award from the Atlanta Young Government Leaders.
Christopher earned his Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy and Graduate Certificate in Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology from Emory University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health from the University of Maryland.