Antoinette Craig, MS
HIV Health Educator
Inova Juniper Program
Antoinette Craig has a public health career which spans multiple continents. She began her global health (GH) career in the Peace Corps in 2003 where she served as a Sanitation Coordinator working to bring clean drinking water to beneficiaries in rural Nepal and in 2005 as a Health Education Facilitator monitoring a national program at the local level in the western highlands of Guatemala. Her GH work also includes projects in Peru where she gave Spanish-language radio and television interviews to promote health, and working with USAID in sub-Saharan Africa. She is a 2013 alumnus of the Public Health Institute’s GHFP-II program where she worked alongside USAID Sr. Technical Advisors as the HIV/AIDS Care & Treatment intern. In this role she assisted the Zambia mission in the initial planning phases for a PEPFAR-funded project, and researched the benefits and disadvantages of patients switching to a tenofivir-based antiretroviral therapy regimen in resource-limited settings. The research findings were incorporated into a document that was circulated to USAID field teams in response to the new 2013 WHO HIV treatment guidelines.
Antoinette has been working in the field of HIV/AIDS for more than 6 years and is currently an HIV Health Educator for the largest provider of HIV/AIDS care in northern Virginia, the Inova Juniper Program. She designs, coordinates, and delivers HIV-related trainings for healthcare professionals as part of the AIDS Education Training Center (AETC) and the Virginia HIV/AIDS Resource and Consultation Center (VHARCC). She has presented on topics including nutrition & HIV, HIV epidemiology, HIV rapid-testing technology, and risk-reduction and counseling for HIV health professionals. She also advises major HIV-service providers and the state health department on quality improvement measures and administers HIV testing and counseling at the local health department.
Antoinette holds a Master’s of Science degree in Health Education and Promotion from Marymount University in Arlington, VA. She is a native of Tacoma, WA and enjoys traveling the world to experience different cultures and enhance her knowledge and skills surrounding global health.