2014 Big Shot of the Year - Dr. Chris Nevin-Woods
Christine Nevin-Woods, D.O., M.P.H., has served as Public Health Director for Pueblo City-County Health Department for 22 years. Previously, Dr. Nevin-Woods worked in Communicable Disease at the Hawaii State Department of Health and in the U.S. Army Medical Corp. In Pueblo she continues her clinical work in public health areas overseeing Family Planning, Tuberculosis, Communicable Disease, International Travel, Immunizations, and Children with Special Needs clinics.
Dr. Nevin-Woods is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Colorado School of Medicine and oversees the Community Medicine Rotation for Southern Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program. She has a special interest in and passion for teaching, mentoring, and leadership development. She has worked with medical, public health, pre medicine, nursing, and high school students interested in health and public health careers, especially those from rural areas of Southern Colorado. She recently developed, with the Pueblo County Medical Society, a mentoring program for pre medical students from Southern Colorado.
Dr. Nevin-Woods has been in practice for over 30 years in Family Medicine and Public Health/Preventive Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. She has a passion for women’s health and reproductive issues. She has taught sexual education at Women’s Health at Colorado State University-Pueblo and has also provided medical evaluations for abused and neglected children at the Pueblo Child Advocacy Center for 20 years. She was a staff physician at the Pueblo Community Health Center for 10 years, where she developed a teen pregnancy clinic.
Dr. Nevin-Woods also has a special interest in epidemiology, policy development, leadership development, and planning/evaluation. Her areas of public health technical expertise include: medical epidemiology, immunizations, tobacco control and prevention. She has been a member of the Department of Health and Human Service’s National Vaccine Advisory Committee and is co-chair of a subgroup developing national recommendations to improve influenza vaccination of health care personnel.
Dr. Nevin-Woods is married to Dr. Phillip Woods and they have four children and four grandchildren.