Christina E. Oré, MPH (Quechua – Mestiza, Peru and Irish)
Founding Board Member
Christina is dedicated to community, inter-generational health and well-being that comes from a deep connection to place, people, and memory. Born and raised in southwestern Arizona, Christina has nearly 20 years of experience as a public health practitioner working for Indigenous communities, tribal governments and national/regional tribal organizations in U.S., Guam, and Mexico. In 2018, Christina received her DrPH from the University of Arizona (UA), Zuckerman College of Public Health, in policy and management. Her dissertation title, “Indigenous health systems: An emergent Yaqui-centered framework for public health practice”. Her multidisciplinary minor included coursework from the UA, Rogers College of Law, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program (IPLP) and UA, Sociology Department. Christina is currently a Senior Analyst with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s Health Services Division (PYHSD). She works on system improvement initiatives related to self-governance, integration, and public health accreditation. Christina has presented on her participatory, Indigenous knowledge-centered research and evaluation work nationally and internationally (e.g., 2017 He Manawa Whenua, University of Waikato, Aotearoa and 2018 Our Nations, Our Journeys: Public Health Forum, Michigan, U.S.). She is founding member of the UA American Indian Indigenous Health Alliance, member of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) and US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network (USIDSN). Christina lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband, Joseph Boehm; two children, Munai and Tenzin; and her extended family, including her father Horacio Oré Giron.