Gaia Zori

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Gaia Zori received her Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Florida in 2006.  Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, she spent two years teaching ninth grade Physical Science through Teach for America in Memphis, Tennessee. She earned her Master of Public Health from the State University of New York at Albany in 2010 with a dual concentration in Social, Behavioral and Community Health and Epidemiology.  Gaia is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) with nearly 10 years of experience in public health and health education, and she has been a long-time advocate for women’s health, reproductive health and the elimination of health disparities. She had the opportunity to serve as a Center for Disease Control (CDC)/Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Applied Epidemiology Fellow with a focus on Maternal and Child Health at the Louisiana Office of Public Health, and she also has extensive experience in sexual health education from her role as the Director of Education at Planned Parenthood of North Florida. Finally, Gaia has experience with the intersection of educational administration and health education from her work with the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery where she held multiple roles including Instructor, Academic Director and, ultimately, Executive Director. Her primary research interests include sexual and reproductive health and the promotion of health equity in maternal and child health outcomes.