Kristi Pier, MHS, MCHES
Kristi Pier is the Director of the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control at the Maryland Department of Health, leading a team of 20 staff positions to improve the health of Marylanders and reduce the burden of chronic disease in the state. Ms. Pier has worked in public health for more than 20 years and worked extensively in diabetes prevention since 2007. Much of her public health experience has been in chronic disease programming at the state and federal level, and her specific public health interests are outcome-based programming, utilizing data for effective programming and healthy lifestyle behavior change. Ms. Pier is a Board Member of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors. Ms. Pier has a master’s degree in Health Science from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist.