Ms. Alina L. Flores
Ms. Alina L. Flores, MPH, CHES is a Health Education Specialist for the Prevention Research Team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.
Before coming to the CDC in July of 2001, Mrs. Flores served as the Education Director at the Spina Bifida Association of Georgia. During her time at the CDC, Mrs. Flores has assisted in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Spanish-language folic acid campaigns, as well as assisted with other domestic and international neural tube defects prevention programs and development of educational materials and school curriculums. She is currently leading formative research with different sub-segments of Hispanic women to gauge their acceptance of and reactions to folic acid fortification, as well as, serving as the Chair of a Division-wide surveillance workgroup that is developing a birth defects surveillance manual for low and middle income countries and providing technical assistance to a range of other surveillance-related activities. She has presented folic acid promotion strategies to international, national, state, and community-based agencies. Mrs. Flores received an MPH from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.