Christina Drummond is a specialist in infectious diseases and public health. She trained at academic medical centers in Australia, the US, and UK as well as cross-trained in disaster management and disease control through the International Committee of the Red Cross, the World Health Organization, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her professional interest is communicable disease control in disadvantaged populations leading to field experience in 24 countries and territories. Among her assignments, she served as Australian Red Cross medical team leader in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge insurgency, International Federation of Red Cross medical coordinator in Zaire during the Rwandan genocide, International Rescue Committee physician in Macedonia and Albania during the Kosovo ethnic cleansing, WHO medical officer for tuberculosis in Indonesia during the Timor crisis, UNICEF-CDC technical advisor for Stop Polio in Sudan, CARE International health project manager in Sudan during the Darfur genocide, WHO public health consultant in the Maldives and in India after the Indian Ocean tsunami, and Medecins Sans Frontieres advisor for TB and other infectious diseases worldwide.
Dr. Drummond has held clinical appointments in Australia at the Monash Medical Centre, and associate faculty appointments in the US at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She has served as a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Resident Scholar, member of the National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee to the Communicable Disease Network of Australia, and member of the Medecins Sans Frontieres Tuberculosis Club (international advisory group). Her awards include the Australian Red Cross Society Meritorious Service Medal, Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Australian Government Certificate of Gratitude for contributions to developing countries, Malcolm Schonell Memorial Medal for contributions to humanitarian assistance, and Membership in the General Division of the Order of Australia.