Kristie Hicks, MPH
Kristie Hicks serves as the Diabetes Program Assistant for the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch. Prior to joining the CCCPH team, Kristie served as a Minority Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator and Lifestyle Coach in Eastern North Carolina. In this role, she coached groups of adults with prediabetes through a yearlong lifestyle change program. Kristie is passionate about chronic disease prevention and health education for youth, but also enjoys providing an interactive and supportive environment to enable people to live a healthier lifestyle. She has extensive experience in health education with a focus on nutrition education and hands-on cooking programs for underserved youth and adults. She is a proud public health Pirate, as she earned both a bachelor’s degree in Public Health Studies and Master of Public Health degree from East Carolina University. In her free time, Kristie enjoys cooking and reading, but she also serves as a youth and adult health educator for the Poe Center for Health Education, and the Administrative Assistant for the North Carolina Society for Public Health Education (NC SOPHE).