Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Krista Hanni

Executive Education Program Instructor

Krista Hanni, M.S., Ph.D., has over 20 years’ experience in epidemiologic and public health research. She is the Program Manager for Surveillance and Preparedness for the Monterey County Health Department (MCHD). Dr. Hanni earned her Ph.D. in epidemiology from UC Davis, and is trained in population assessment to interpret risk factor, disease and environmental data for evaluation and policy. While at MCHD, she has been responsible for: directing the publication of the first health disparities report for the county; developing an epidemiologic and evaluation program; coordinating the local evaluation efforts for the Steps to a Healthy Salinas program; developing and directing several community-based research projects in the areas of maternal and child health, environmental health, and communicable disease; and developing local preparedness activity evaluations.  She is the president for the California Conference of Local Health Data Management and chairs several local data evaluation committees.


Public health, epidemiology, population assessment, environmental health, maternal and child health, communicable diseases